—South Water Kitchen, the Kimpton Hotel restaurant at 225 N. Wabash that was planning to close on Dec. 19 to reconcept, is staying open indefinitely, according to a statement that was first reported by Crain's. The renovation is postponed "due to project delays."
—Cook County Sheriff's officers seized property from Green Door Tavern on Friday, DNAinfo reports, as part of an ongoing dispute between "Chicago's oldest tavern" and investors. The items were bonded back and Green Door remains open, although embroiled in a lawsuit.
—Chef Diana Davila, who exited Cantina 1910 last week after three months in, tells the Tribune that she's hoping to open her own Mexican restaurant in Logan Square.
—Tickets for the third annual fried dough bonanza known as Donut Fest go on sale today at noon on its website. The event takes place Jan. 31 at Chop Shop.
—Evanstonians are getting an Epic Burger sometime next month at 1622 Sherman Avenue, according to a release. It'll be the eighth local location for the fast-casual burger spot.
—Doug Sohn, Stephanie Izard, and Christine Cikowski and Josh Kulp of Honey Butter Fried Chicken are creating more monthly specialty pizzas at Piece Brewery and Pizzeria early next year. The limited-time pies begin in January with Cikowski and Kulp's honey buffalo fried chicken pizza. 10 percent of each's proceeds will be donated to Pilot Light "to help fund the development of classroom curriculums aimed at encouraging children to make healthier food choices."