—Hearth, a contemporary American restaurant from chef John "Woody" Linton, is heading to the former Quince and Trio space in Evanston's Homestead Hotel in mid-November. Quince shuttered in August.
—Despite the restricted food cart legalization, Alderman want more restrictions—specifically bans in parts of downtown and Wrigleyville, the Tribune reports. That means, among other things, no hot dog carts outside Wrigley Field.
—Imperial Lamian, the first stateside Chinese restaurant from the Indonesia-based restaurant group that's heading to the former Centro space at State and Hubbard, has its executive chef. Andy Foo, a former chef de cuisine at Michelin-starred Hakkasan, will helm the kitchen when it opens this winter.
—Two undetermined full-service restaurants and a bar will be part of the forthcoming super-tall Vista Tower in Lakeshore East, according to Curbed.
—Graham Elliot's first cookbook "Cooking Like a Master Chef" is now on sale.
—Same Day Cafe, the Logan Square all-day restaurant that opened in May at 2651 N. Kedzie, is launching dinner service tomorrow (Oct. 29). The diner-esque BYO spot will stay open until 10 p.m.