—The folks behind Scofflaw and Slippery Slope are working on a new bar across the street from the original, a zoning change shows and DNAinfo reports. Neither reps nor partners are divulging any details on the spot at 3200 W. Armitage, so stay tuned.
—A few blocks east, Dos Urban Cantina, former Topolobampo chefs Brian Enyart and Jennifer Jones' highly-anticipated restaurant at 2829 W. Armitage, is getting close. Enyart says he's hoping to open in early November and the pair has brought on two new operational partners, Michael Rotolo and Erika Martinez Rotolo, the former of which has experience running an array of Lettuce Entertain You restaurants.
—Where else would launch a caviar and champagne brunch but C Chicago, the swanky seafood restaurant from the people behind Chicago Cut? Kicking off tomorrow, the four-course prix fixe is just $18 (not including the optional champagne pairings) and includes a melon and lemon verbena shooter, mini egg with caviar, and a lobster scramble.
—Here's another swanky food item coming to a Chicago-area spot soon: A $3000 chocolate truffle. The brainchild of chef Alain Roby of All Chocolate Kitchen in Geneva, it comes with a bottle of Dom Perrignon, weighs 4 pounds, and must be pre-ordered for the Oct. 28 on-sale date.
—You have another chance to try "The Ghost Burger," the Kuma's Corner creation topped with a communion wafer that infamously caused a commotion two years ago and was named one of the most influential burgers of all time by Time magazine. It'll be available at the iconic metal burger joint's original Avondale location and in Schaumburg today through Sunday.
—The second Taste Talks Chicago happens this weekend, kicking off tonight with the "Mother of Pearl Dinner" at Local Foods. Panel and workshop highlights include Paul Kahan, April Bloomfield, Brendan Sodikoff, and Mindy Segal; and the all-star barbecue happens on Sunday afternoon.