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Poli Popping Up For Another Month, Mac & Cheese Fest Winners, More AM Intel

Plus, Bountiful Eatery shutters, Fat Rice's temporary Charleston location, and more morning restaurant news.

Mac & Cheese Fest
Mac & Cheese Fest
Karina Metts

—After helming three initial dinner popups in his Chicago return earlier this month at Jam, star chef Ryan Poli has another month's worth on the books. Running Nov. 4 through Dec. 5, the 20-seat dinners cost $75-90 per person, plus beverage and gratuity. Details and tickets are here.

—The second annual Mac & Cheese Fest came and went this past Saturday at UIC Forum, and AMK Kitchen & Bar and Auntie Vee's came away with the top awards for best mac and cheese—the "Golden Noodle"—at the day and night sessions, respectively.

—Lakeview health food restaurant Bountiful Eatery shuttered after service on Sunday at 3301 N. Broadway.

—Acclaimed Macanese restaurant Fat Rice is planning a temporary outpost in Charleston, S.C. in the same in-development food hall as the relocated Bad Wolf Coffee. In other Fat Rice news, their bar expansion is now slated to open in December.

—Mayor Rahm Emanuel is still trying to void the lease of prominent Millennium Park restaurant Park Grillfiling an appeal on Friday to the late September decision that the restaurant can stay in business, the Sun-Times reports.

—A 22-year-old man was charged for allegedly smashing another man in the face with a mason jar at Old Crow Smokehouse in Wrigleyville on Sept. 20, the Tribune reports. The victim has 33 stitches and nerve damage.

Park Grill Chicago

11 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601 312 521 7275 Visit Website

Fat Rice

2957 West Diversey Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 661-9170 Visit Website


3057 W Logan Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60647 773 292 6011


2853 North Kedzie Avenue, , IL 60618 (773) 292-6011 Visit Website

Old Crow Smokehouse

3506 North Clark Street, , IL 60657 (773) 537-4452 Visit Website

AMK Kitchen Bar

1954 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 276-4400

UIC Forum

725 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 413-9875

Bountiful Eatery

3312 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 687-9811 Visit Website