OAK BROOK—A 58-seat high-end restaurant and lounge, El Tapeo, is coming to the ninth floor of the Le Meridian hotel in Oak Brook on July 24. Expect small plates and entrees from chef Franco Diaz, including shellfish croquetas and lobster and chorizo paella, and a separate 25-seat lounge. [EaterWire]
WEST LOOP—Honey Butter Fried Chicken is the next restaurant to put a specialty pie on the menu at Lone Wolf. Their chicken pot pie will be on the menu all of July for $10.
EVERYWHERE—Check out Eater National's latest video of chefs reading their own restaurants' worst Yelp reviews, featuring Dave Beran, The Aviary's Micah Melton, Stephanie Izard, Andrew Zimmern, and more. [-E-]