—Local lobster roll restaurant Da Lobsta was featured on CNBC's "The Profit" on Tuesday night, and owner J Wolf turned down Marcus Lemonis' offer to purchase a majority stake in the business. The Tribune recaps the episode, which revealed that the restaurant is "drowning in debt," much of it due to Wolf's lifestyle.
—Ben Schiller's forthcoming Lincoln Square bar The Sixth and the adjoined new location of Roots Handmade Pizza are now planning to open sometime in December, according to Zagat. Ownership most recently predicted an August opening with a Trix cereal-inspired cocktail.
—Interurban Cafe & Pastry Shop owner and former Charlie Trotter's pastry chef Christine McCabe is now handling desserts at Ceres' Table. McCabe's apple crostata with caramel creme anglaise and flourless chocolate cake with pecan-brittle ganache are now on the menu, the Trib reports.
—It's only November, but you can start planning for next summer with a Chicago Gourmet pre-sale on black Friday. A limited amount of discounted tickets ($40-50 off) will go on sale on Friday at midnight on the festival's website.
—Longtime Billy Goat Tavern bartender Jeff Magill is retiring on Christmas Eve, Chicago magazine reports. Magill tended bar at the classic Chicago burger spot and bar since 1981.
—Recently-opened Lincoln Park spot King's County Tap announced on its website that its "taking the holidays off" to "revamp the current menu," add brunch, and to "create a fresher decor with a more accessible bar and restaurant concept." There's no word yet on a specific reopening date.