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Double Door Threatened With Eviction, Deleece Reconcepting, More AM Intel

Plus, local restaurants band together to help Nuevo Leon employees.


Double Door, Wicker Park's iconic music venue and bar, is facing an eviction lawsuit by its landlord after its lease expired on Halloween, the Tribune reports. A similar situation happened in 2005 and was resolved with a new lease, so there's hope that the longtime cultural pillar of Wicker Park will be saved.

—Two-decade-old Southport corridor restaurant Deleece is the latest to go farm-to-table, closing at the end of the year and reopening soon after as Grassroots, the restaurant's newsletter states. Ownership is "warming up the decor," adding quick-fired pizzas and local comfort food to the menu, and has hired a new chef, Bob Bagley (Sola).

—A few area restaurants are lending support and offering work to Nuevo Leon employees, who are now out of work after a fire destroyed the half-century-old Pilsen Mexican icon on Monday night. Fabulous Freddie's Italian EateryTomate Fresh Kitchen, and Los Delfines Seafood Restaurant have all publicly reached out.

The Hampton Social's subterranean music and cocktail lounge Bassment is starting to take limited public reservations tonight for preview events, which are available by calling the venue. Expect it to fully open after the new year.

Farm Bar, Farmhouse's newly-opened "little sister" concept in Lakeview, begins weekend brunch service tomorrow. The menu includes spicy goat sausage poutine, beer upside down cornbread, standard brunch cocktails, and much more.

—The ninth annual A la Card deck, with 52 cards that each double as $10 coupons for many of Chicago's best restaurants, is now available for purchase. The price tag is just $30.

Nuevo Leon Restaurant

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

Double Door

1572 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 489-3160 Visit Website

Farm Bar

1300 West Wellington Avenue, , IL 60657 (773) 281-2599 Visit Website

The Hampton Social

9101 International Drive, , FL 32819 (689) 800-6760 Visit Website


3747 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 325-1710 Visit Website