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Watch Servers Tell Bizarre Stories at Jerry's; Central Standard Opening in March

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WICKER PARK— It's too late for Whale Week, but sounds fun nonetheless. Jerry's Wicker Park is hosting Bitchin' Purge on March 3, a story slam where servers tell outlandish customer stories for charity. If you're interested in taking part or have ideas, email them. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTHCentral Standard, the restaurant with the culinary tour through the central time zone concept, is set to open mid-March across from the Merchandise Mart at 169 W. Kinzie. Look for items like St. Louis fried ravioli and Chicago chicken three ways from executive chef Ryan Wombacher (Landmark, Boka, Topaz). [EaterWire]

WEST LOOP— In an interview with Eater National, Curtis Duffy opens up about the opening, accolades, his goals, and the concept at Grace. One goal: "We wanted to make it the farthest away from casual." [~EN~]

WEST LOOP— The Hannah's Bretzel local chain is expanding, opening another in the former Halsted Street Deli space at 555 W. Monroe in the spring. It will be the fifth location of the breakfast and lunch sandwich spot. [LTHForum]

Central Standard

169 W Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL 60654 847 510 2500

Grace

652 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60661 (817) 877-3388

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