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A Special Tip at Pequod's; New River North Bar; More

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LINCOLN PARK—Pequod's Pizza waitress Vanessa Goldschmidt was the recipient of a very special tip last night—a $500 last request. The late Aaron Collins of Kentucky asked his family to leave $500 tips to pizza waiters and waitresses, leading to the one last night. This was the 56th time his brother Seth has done so. [Tribune]

RIVER NORTH—Vinyl, a bar with old records, vintage Rolling Stones posters, old guitars, and pulled pork sliders, has popped up in the former Red Violet space. Two floors (an upstairs dining area and downstairs lounge) fill up the layout. [UrbanDaddy]

RIVER NORTH—Bears kicker Robbie Gould is working as a waiter at David Burke's Primehouse on July 23 for charity. Purchase $250 tickets for him to serve you a four-course tasting menu by contacting or 310-987-9848. [EaterWire]

EVERYWHERE—Want to compete for free Chipotle burritos for 20 years? Starting tomorrow, head over to and complete online puzzles for a chance to win a free burrito a week for a year. On the 20th (and last day) is a chance to win free burritos for 20 years. The contest is a celebration of the chain's 20th birthday. [EaterWire]

WICKER PARK—Tomorrow is the first of a summer-long weekly food festival at the Pritzker School parking lot (Damen and Evergreen) called The Nosh. The first lineup has over 30 booths including Da Lobsta, Mr. Spanky's and Mixteco Grill. [EaterWire]

David Burke's Primehouse

616 N Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611 312 660 6000 Visit Website

Red Violet

121 W Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60610 312 828 0222