BUCKTOWN—Maybe Conan will help. Marie's Rip Tide Lounge, the 42-year-old Armitage dive bar that famously appeared on Conan O'Brien, is in serious danger of closing. They owe $140,000 in probate court by Friday morning, there's a benefit party all-day tomorrow. [EaterWire]
BACK OF THE YARDS—Andrew Zimmerman (Sepia), Michael Carlson (Schwa) and Cary Taylor (The Southern) are among the chefs coming together and cooking to benefit Cesar E. Chavez Multicultural Academic Center on January 28. $75 suggested donation, email for more info. [EaterWire]
WICKER PARK—The newest Al's Beef location, in the spot formerly housing Veggie Bite on 1300 N. Milwaukee, is opening by February 1. It'll be the twelfth Chicagoland location of the Italian beef chain. [DNAinfo]
LOGAN SQUARE—For those looking for something to do tonight, check out the latest "cooking with wine" dinner at Telegraph. Five courses highlight the Italian region Emilia-Romagna.