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Portage Park's Community Tavern Readies, Dessert at Sophie's At Saks Fifth Ave.; More

Hot Woks Cool Sushi to open East next month, Winter Brew tickets at Lincoln Square's DANK Haus on sale next week.


PORTAGE PARK— Community Tavern, a gastropub at 4038 N. Milwaukee Ave. from the owners of The Portage, could soon open. It's 95 percent complete done. [DNA Info]

MAGNIFICENT MILE— Sophie's At Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave., has launched a dessert menu. From 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., shoppers can nosh on two $8 desserts: apple crisp with muesli streusel topped with vanilla bean frozen yogurt or chocolate cremeux and salted caramel with hazelnut brittle and coffee gelato. [RedEye]

SOUTH LOOP— The team behind Hot Woks Cool Sushi will expand again in January. They're opening East at 8 E. Van Buren St. inside the former My Thai. They'll serve stir fry and sushi. [Chicago Magazine]

LINCOLN SQUARE— Tickets for the annual Winter Brew at the DANK Haus go on sale at noon on Monday, Dec. 29. Begyle, Half Acre, Finch's, Metropolitan, Revolution, Ale Syndicate and 5 Rabbit will all pour beers. There are two sessions for the Jan. 31 event, and tickets cost $12. Buy tickets here. [DNA Info]

Sophie's (Saks Fifth Ave)

700 N Michigan Ave Fl 7, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 525-3400

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