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Smoke Daddy Additions Opening Tomorrow; Kickstand Becoming Another Dollop

WICKER PARK—Although it's been partially open for the past couple weeks, the revamped Smoke Daddy will completely open tomorrow. There's a grand new atrium adjacent to the west (providing double the seating), a wood rotisserie centerpiece, new bathrooms, and brunch service. [EaterWire]

LAKEVIEW—Kickstand Espresso Bar will become another Dollop Coffee & Tea tomorrow, which isn't too surprising as owner Dan Weiss also owns the two other Dollop locations. They'll serve goods from Hoosier Mama, Fritz Pastry, Metropolis Coffee, and Southport Grocery. [EaterWire]

CHICAGO—The 2013 inductees for the Chicago Culinary Museum Chefs Hall of Fame are out. They include Paul Kahan (Chef of the Year), Alain Roby of All Chocolate Kitchen in Geneva (Pastry Chef of the Year), and Rich Melman (Industry Leader). [EaterWire]

EVERYWHERE—Today is the last day to vote for Check, Please finalists, the voting ends at 11:59 p.m. Producer quotes from Friday's auditions: "Ina (Pinkney) is very soothing." "Sarah (Levy) is keeping the ball moving nicely." Rochelle Trotter has "great energy." Alia Dalal is "nimble," "plays young," and is "quick on her feet." The process will go on until May 29. [EaterWire]

The Smoke Daddy Atrium [Photo: Urban Daddy]

The Smoke Daddy

1804 W. Division St., Chicago, IL

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