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Max's Italian Beef Closing Saturday; RedBrick Pizza Expanding to Oak Brook; More

Plus MK's ode to Alice Waters in tasting menu form.

MK the Restaurant
MK the Restaurant

WEST ROGERS PARKIt's a wrap for Max's Italian Beef, as the takeout spot at 5754 N. Western will close its doors this Saturday after 35 years in business. The announcement came via a succinct statement on Max's e-mail and social media accounts. [Crains]

OAK BROOK—Big expansion is coming for Dallas-based RedBrick Pizza, with the fast-casual chain planning on adding more than 50 locations in the next 3 years. One is coming to Oakbrook Center before the holidays, a statement says. The company currently has 13 locations open, most of which are in California and Florida. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTH—A new, seven-course tasting menu dedicated to multi-hyphenate food icon Alice Waters has been unveiled at MK. Chef Michael Kornick's restaurant is donating 10 percent of proceeds from the tasting menu to Waters' foundation the "Edible Schoolyard Project." That menu runs $105 per person (or $165 with pairings). To make reservations call 312-482-9179. [EaterWire]

EVANSTON/HIGHLAND PARK—Rose's Bakery, with locations in Evanston and Highland Park, is changing its name to Sophie's Great Food as of this Saturday. Owned by CNBC host Marcus Lemonis, the gluten-free bakery and café will be extending their hours, introducing a new, updated menu and begin offering other new options as well. [EaterWire]

mk The Restaurant

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