UNIVERSITY VILLAGE/STREETERVILLE— Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises is negotiating a lease inside a development at
2020 W. Ogden Ave. at the Illinois Medical District Northwestern Memorial Hospital. An LEYE spokeswoman added that a concept isn't finalized. Potbelly is also part of mix at [the Illinois Medical District] development, which includes a real estate company owned by NBA Hall of Famer and Chicago native Isiah Thomas. [CRED/EaterWire]
NOTE: Lettuce Entertain You reps later made a clarification over confusion on where they are in lease talks. They are negotiating an agreement at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, not at the Illinois Medical District.
RIVER NORTH— All through March, RPM Steak and RPM Italian are raising money for Mercy Home For Boys & Girls' March For Kids by donating a portion of sales from two cocktails. The Bellini (peach, Prosecco and peach bitters) is $12 at RPM Italian and the Old Fashioned (Rittenhouse rye, Demerara and Angostura bitters) is $13. [EaterWire]
BUCKTOWN— Birchwood Kitchen will launch a once-a-month BYO prix fixe Saturday supper series on March 21. The dinner will cost $40 per guest for four courses. Call (773) 276-2100 for reservations. [EaterWire]
ROSCOE VILLAGE— Meatheads has named a hot dog after Blackhawks power forward Bryan Bickell. Sales of the footlong Bickell Dog (served with chili, Fritos corn chips in between a cheddar-cheese New England-style bun) will benefit the Bryan and Amanda Bickell Foundation, which focuses on pit bulls. The hot dog is available through May 3. Bickell will make an appearance at the Roscoe Village restaurant from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. [Tribune]