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Table Fifty-Two's Last Day, Stephanie Izard's Free 'Star Wars' Treats, More AM Intel

Plus, Milk Room tickets are a hot commodity and how Pilsen residents are helping Nuevo Leon's employees.

Table Fifty-Two
Table Fifty-Two
Barry Brecheisen

—Art Smith's famed Table Fifty-Two will hold its final blow-out service on New Year's Eve before closing to reconcept into the farm-to-table concept Blue Door Kitchen & Garden early next year. The restaurant will operate as usual until that night.

—Stephanie Izard is showing her "Star Wars" fan side today, offering a free "Wookie Pie" or "Princess Leia Bun" to every Little Goat customer who orders a Dark Matter coffee, which is now the house blend at her Randolph Row diner.

—Paul McGee's tiny Milk Room in the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is proving to be one of the hottest new bars in town. Tickets through Feb. 12 were released on Monday via Tock, but if you want to go, you'd better act fast—as all Saturday seats and most Friday seats are already sold out.

—Pilsen residents have rallied to give Nuevo Leon's out-of-work employees a Christmas party, temporary jobs, gifts, and money this holiday season after the fire early this month, DNAinfo reports.

Maple & Ash, the swanky new Gold Coast steakhouse, recently opened its downstairs bar and more casual restaurant, appropriately named Maple & Ash Downstairs. The spot is open from 11 a.m. through close and serves an interesting selection of beverage maestro Christiana DeLucca's cocktails and a bistro-style all-day menu from chef Danny Grant.

—Many restaurants have kitchen counters, but how many have a pit room counter? Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse in West Ridge is starting to serve pit room dinners, where customers can eat in the smoker room at the restaurant and watch their meat being pulled, according to DNAinfo.

Milk Room

12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603 (844) 312-2221 Visit Website

Nuevo Leon Restaurant

1515 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608 (312) 421-1517 Visit Website

Little Goat

820 W Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607 312 888 3455

Maple & Ash

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

BBQ Supply Co.

2180 South Delaware Street, , CO 80223 (720) 815-5571 Visit Website

Table Fifty-Two

52 W Elm Street, Chicago, IL 60610 312 573 4000 Visit Website