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McGee's Milk Room Launching Nov. 16 With Tock, Sink|Swim's Brunch, More AM Intel

Plus a neighborhood publication fires back in the Cantina 1910/Yelp/Sula saga and Artango Bistro is moving to Lincoln Square.

Paul McGee in Milk Room
Paul McGee in Milk Room
Clayton Hauck

Milk Room, Paul McGee's extremely rare spirit-driven "micro bar" and final hospitality piece of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, announced an opening date of Nov. 16. They'll use Nick Kokonas' ticketing system Tock to fill six of the eight seats nightly (two will be kept for walk-ins), with tickets going on sale today at noon on its website.

Scofflaw's seafood-driven restaurant Sink|Swim now serves Sunday brunch, debuting new dishes including a fried oyster and smoked salmon Benedict and a burger with squid ink xo sauce. Check out the full menu below.

The saga over Yelpers, Cantina 1910, the Andersonville food scene and Reader critic Mike Sula's review continues, as Edgeville Buzz fired back in a story entitled "Chicago Reader Story Takes Nasty Aim At Andersonville's ‘Taste' Level." The article contends that Sula "resorted to cheap shots at online Yelpers and at the entire Andersonville community," that he "makes inaccurate claims to Andersonville's refusal to accept culinary cuisine," and that "he may have done more harm to Cantina 1910 then (sic) good by insulting the community in which it is located." What do you think? Sound off in the comments.

Artango Bistro, the tango dance studio/restaurant, is moving from Ravenswood to the former Trattoria Trullo space in the heart of Lincoln Square (4767 N. Lincoln), DNAinfo reports. Look for the opening early next year.

—Beginning today, Eataly is turning its private event space into a truffle popup named Il Tartufo for one month. Look for truffles in every dish in the temporary full service restaurant and bar until Dec. 6.

—Chicagoist released its second annual list of "The 10 Most Buzz-Worthy Sommeliers in Chicago", which begins with Carlos Diaz (Acadia) and Miranda Elliot (Maple & Ash).

Eataly Chicago

43 East Ohio Street, , IL 60611 (312) 521-8700 Visit Website

Chicago Athletic Association

12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL (312) 940-3552 Visit Website

Maple & Ash

8 West Maple Street, , IL 60610 (312) 944-8888 Visit Website


1639 South Wabash Avenue, , IL 60616 (312) 360-9500 Visit Website

ARTango South American Bistro

4217 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 697-7479 Visit Website


3213 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 486-7465