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Gene Kato's New Concept; ROOF Sundays Return; More

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SOMEWHERE—Although the timing and location have not yet been revealed, former Japonais chef/partner Gene Kato has big plans for a three-floor building, starting with Sumi Robata Bar, on the first floor. He's also planning to open two other 40-seat spots in the same building. [Dish]

LOOP—Take advantage of the breeze atop the Wit this weekend at ROOF Sundays daytime bash, kicking off May 27 and running through Sept. 2. [EaterWire]

UPTOWN—Cool off at the Dock on Montrose, officially open with a brand new bar and expanded menu, at Montrose Beach. Bring your pooch as it's dog friendly, too. [EaterWire]

BUCKTOWN—Throw down with The Southern for its Memorial Day Pig Roast on May 28. Things kick off around 3 p.m. and its first come, first served, but buy your $14 tickets in advance. [EaterWire]

CASTINGHell's Kitchen will be in Chicago on June 9 at Le Cordon Bleu to cast for the next season. [EaterWire]

Eater's kicking off early today to enjoy the sun. Have a safe Memorial Day Weekend. See you back here bright and early Tuesday morning.

Sumi Robata Bar

702 N Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 988-7864 Visit Website

The Southern

1840 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 773-342-1840 Visit Website