—The former Karyn's on Green space in the West Loop has new tenants, as George and Mike Giannoulias are listed as owners on a liquor license application and building permit, respectively, and the former lists the under-construction restaurant's DBA name as Green Street Local. Whether they are related to former Illinois state treasurer and Kanela Breakfast Club restaurants partner Alexi Giannoulias is currently unconfirmed, as no Giannoulias brother, Kanela rep or Kanela partner has responded to multiple messages. Karyn's on Green, Karyn Calabrese's popular vegan restaurant at 130 S. Green St., shuttered in February.
—You can now get Dunkin' Donuts delivered straight to your door. The doughnut, coffee, and sandwich chain rolled out delivery service in Chicago via DoorDash yesterday, the Tribune reports, as part of a test campaign in a few American cities.
—Brace: Brandon Baltzley is coming back to Chicago (for three days). The troubled chef will helm three popup dinners from Dec. 15-17 with the underground group CRUX at Locallective, the final one with Pat Sheerin (Trenchermen) and Kevin McMullen (Band of Bohemia). When last seen in Chicagoland, Baltzley's Indiana restaurant/farm/boarding house TMIP was shut down by the LaPorte County Health Department a mere eight days after opening in July 2014.
—Head to The Hideout tonight to catch the most interesting man in the world, Rick Bayless. The chef/restaurateur/cookbook author/actor/dancer/TV host/podcast host/overall celebrity will appear with comedic pro wrestler Colt Cabana and Sun-Times reporter Mick Dumke. Doors open at 6 p.m.; admission is $10.
—Still looking for pies this holiday season? Head to David Burke's Primehouse, where pastry chef Amanda Warren will serve a weekly-changing selection of hand pies at a popup at the bar for three weeks beginning this Friday, Dec. 4 with pecan with whiskey caramel and pumpkin with sweet cream cheese. Two pies cost $5 or you can grab a dozen for $25.