RIVER NORTH—On April 23, Roka Akor will host Hoops for Hunger to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Chicago Bulls Charities. The $50 ticket includes bites by chef Ce Bian and a chance to see former Bulls Bob Love and Sidney Green. [EaterWire]
LAKEVIEW—City Farms, a new farm-to-table cafe with an open kitchen, communal barnwood tables and a menu with breakfast and lunch (apple crumble pie french toast, ham and cheese egg sandwich, pork belly tacos, meatball sandwich), is now open. [Thrillist]
NATIONAL—Rootstock and Telegraph made it onto a map of 18 outstanding wine bars in the U.S. Go see why. [Eater National]
GOLD COAST—Chicago q will now start offering boxed lunches—choice of chicken, brisket or pork sandwich; pig powder chips and a chocolate chip or oatmeal with candied bacon cookie—for $13 a person with a 10-person minimum order.
Roka Akor [Photo: Tim Hiatt]