LINCOLN PARK— Blue Door Farm Stand is moving north. They'll close on Saturday, May 30 at 843 W. Armitage Ave. and reopen at a new two-story location at 2010 N. Halsted St. They'll serve Bow Truss coffee in the downstairs cafe with an expanded menu and full bakery. [EaterWire]
CITY HALL— Some City Hall officials and activists are pushing for restaurants and other businesses to offer mandatory sick days. The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is against a city-wide measure, citing competitive advantages in other communities. Honey Butter Fried Chicken offers sick days, but acknowledges that puts them at a disadvantage. Ald. Joe Moreno (1st Ward) and labor group Arise Chicago back the mandate. [DNAinfo] UPDATE: Honey Butter's Christine Cikowski wrote in with a clarification on her restaurant's stance, saying sick days are beneficial as they help keep a more talented, happier staff. However, it allows slimmer profit margins versus restaurants who don't offer mandatory sick days, putting Honey Butter at a competitive disadvantage.
HUMBOLDT PARK— Sportsman's Club, home of one of Chicago's best patios, is restarting its Sunday summer barbecue series on Memorial Day weekend. A food plate and beer will cost $20, and will feature grub each Sunday from a rotating selection of chefs (MFK, Publican, Momotaro, etc.) starting at 4 p.m. Rotating draft cocktails and boozy snow cones like the Sporting Julep Cone (bourbon, Branca Menta, Letherbee Besk and mint) are on the menu, along with an exclusive beer from Off Color Brewing, The Grizzly King Tiki-Weiss. Check out their website for the food menus and schedule. [EaterWire]
THE LOOP— Prime & Provisions opened last month, but now DineAmic Group's new restaurant will offer lunch starting at 11 a.m. Check out the menu below. [EaterWire]