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Browntrout's New Popups, Investigation Finds Jimmy John's Drivers are Dangerous, More AM Intel

Plus, a suburban woman freaks out over Denny's unlimited pancake policy and Amanda Barnes launches new Celeste menu tonight.

The Browntrout space
The Browntrout space
Barry Brecheisen

—Even though North Center favorite Browntrout shuttered at the end of August, it's not exactly completely gone. Chef/owner Sean Sanders has been hosting popup dinners and events in the space at 4111 N. Lincoln, the Tribune reports, including this weekend's popup restaurant named Trout Kitchen.

—In what may be a surprise to few people, a CBS2 investigation finds that Jimmy John's "freaky fast" delivery drivers are freaky dangerous. A reporter followed drivers on the road and observed them "quickly moving from lane to lane; driving on the shoulder; going twice the speed limit; and driving the wrong way down a road."

—A woman caused a ruckus in Oak Lawn over Denny's all-you-can-eat pancakes. When Natasha West was told she couldn't share her $4 unlimited pancakes with friends, she "swore at the waitress and swung her fists at the woman several times," didn't pay, and kicked a door "several times on her way out," the Daily Southtown reports. She was arrested and charged with battery and damage to property.

—New Celeste chef Amanda Barnes launches her new menu tonight, featuring salmon skin chicharrones, chicken fried quail, and much more. Read the whole thing below.

—It turns out that parts of the film "CHARGER" was shot inside the highly-anticipated brewpub Band of Bohemia while the space was still under construction. The movie will premier at the Music Box Theater on Nov. 23.

—Lincoln Square restaurant Dolce Casa Cafe shuttered on Monday, DNAinfo reports. It was open for five years on Damen Avenue.


4111 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618 773 472 4111 Visit Website


111 West Hubbard Street, , IL 60654 (312) 828-9000 Visit Website

Dolce Casa Cafe

4947 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 (773) 506-0708 Visit Website

Band of Bohemia

4710 North Ravenswood Avenue, , IL 60640 (773) 271-4710 Visit Website