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'The Taste' Tabs Izard as Judge; Pozole Festival Coming; More

Plus beer CTA maps for sale and free beer at Beermiscuous; Magos Tacos y Tamales opens second location.

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Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

DVR ALERT– Do you miss seeing Stephanie Izard on television? Fret no more, as the former "Top Chef" champ and force behind Randolph Street's Girl and the Goat and Little Goat will serve as a guest judge on Thursday night's season premiere of ABC's "The Taste." That airs at 7 p.m. Chicago time. [EaterWire]

PILSEN–There will be plenty of pozole, the Mexican-style soup, at Pozolado 2014 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday at the Local No. 299 Union Hall, 2260 S. Grove St. General admission tickets, can be purchased here, cost $60 until Friday and rise $15 to $75 at the door. Proceeds benefit Elevate, a non profit which stresses the arts for youth. [Chicagoist]

LAKEVIEW–Want your own T-shirt or print of the Beermiscuous CTA-inspired Chicago brewery map? Yes, you can! And at 7 p.m. on Thursday, the beer cafe at 2812 N. Lincoln Ave., will kick off sales of the shirts and posters with a free beer tasting with nearby Atlas Brewing Co. and Horse Thief Hollow. The map shows the locations of 57 Chicagoland breweries, customers will get a 10 percent discount on purchases on Thursday, and proceeds benefit Free Spirit Media. [EaterWire]

BELMONT CRAGIN– Magos Tacos y Tamales has opened a second location at 5211 W. Diversey Ave. The Mexican joint joins its sibling at 5714 W. Fullerton Ave. [EaterWire]


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