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Frank Thomas Previews Brewhouse; Yusho Hyde Park Preview; More

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BERWYN—White Sox Hall of Fame slugger Frank Thomas held a news conference and ceremonial groundbreaking today for Big Hurt Brewhouse, his upcoming suburban bar and restaurant that may be inside a bank vault, according to the photo above. Thomas expects it to open in a month, says it will serve burgers, barbecue and five types of Big Hurt Beer which won't be brewed on site. [Tribune]

HYDE PARK—Matthias Merges is giving Hyde Parkers a taste of his forthcoming Yusho on September 8. Noodles, buns, snacks, sake, and draft cocktails will be available from 6-9 p.m.; call 773-288-1010 to reserve. Merges also says the restaurant is "getting close." [EaterWire]

WICKER PARK/BUCKTOWN—Tickets are on sale for the third annual Wicker Park Bucktown Dinner Crawl, which features some standout stops in three routes: the forthcoming Umami Burger, Trenchermen, Stan's Donuts, Frontier, and many more. Get your $45 tickets for the September 30 event here. [EaterWire]

Big Hurt Brewhouse

6801 W Cermak Rd, Berwyn, IL