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Excalibur Becoming Castle; Smoke Daddy Expansion Delayed

RIVER NORTH—24-year-old Excalibur is getting a facelift. It'll reopen as Castle, without the adjacent Vision, and feature a craft pub and food on the first floor. The other four floors will still be a nightclub. [RedEye]

WICKER PARKThe Smoke Daddy expansion and grand reopening has been pushed back. Originally scheduled for next month, it's now ticketed for April 18. [EaterWire]

NEAR NORTHThe Glunz Tavern is launching a new brunch menu on Sunday, featuring Glunz Tavern Hash (roast chicken with sage, sweet potato, brussel sprouts, poached egg, and hollandaise.) This week's special is chicken and waffles. [Facebook]

GOLD COASTTroy Sidle, formerly of The Violet Hour and presently of Pouring Ribbons in New York, will be a guest bartender at Drumbar next Tuesday. Sidle will be mixing cocktails from the Pouring Ribbons list, which was recently named Cocktail Bar of the Year by Imbibe Magazine, next to Craig Schoettler's recently launched Tuesday and Wednesday progressive cocktail menu. [EaterWire]


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