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Tiny Asado Coffee Opens in Historic Loop Building; Miku Sushi Adds Booze; More

Plus, Alex Renshaw moves on in World Class competition and Chop Chop Chinaman hearing pushed back.

Asado Coffee Roasters in The Loop
Asado Coffee Roasters in The Loop

LOOP—Asado Coffee Roasters' tiny location in the historic Pickwick Place building (22 E. Jackson) is officially open. It's mostly a roasting facility but has counter-service takeaway and a few tables in the alley. It was originally slated to open in late 2014. [Reader]

LINCOLN SQUARE—Miku Sushi, the Japanese spot in the former Tank Sushi and Laughing Bird space, got its liquor license and will begin alcohol service today. The full beverage menu isn't available yet but expect cocktails and Sapporo, at the very least. [EaterWire]

CLEVELAND—Former Drumbar beverage director and current Dogma Group partner Alex Renshaw moved on to the national finals in the World Class bartending competition yesterday, which will take place in June. Laura Kelton and Harrison Ginsberg are the other finalists from the Midwest. Charles Joly won the world championship last year. [EaterWire]

BOYSTOWN—The hearing for the Chop Chop Chinaman vandalism case is now slated for April 28. Local resident Jeannie Harrell is facing a misdemeanor charge after writing a message on the embattled restaurant's window in lipstick in February. [Tribune]

Miku sushi

4514 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 (773) 654-1277

Chop Chop Chinaman

3343 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 281-9090

Asado Coffee Roasters

22 East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL (773) 703-3658