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ASCAP Hits Fatpour & Kirkwood With Lawsuits; Son of a Butcher Opening June 5; More

Much more: Duncan Keith's gift to a Wishbone staffer; Campari pop-up at Eataly; free bacon after midnight at Paddy Long's.

Fatpour Tap Works
Fatpour Tap Works
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

UKRAINIAN VILLAGE/LAKEVIEW— Big Onion Tavern Group, the owner of Fatpour Tap Works, and Four Corners Tavern Group, the owner of the Kirkwood Bar and Grill, are in some legal trouble for alleged failure to pay the licensing fees to play music. The American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) have hit the groups with separate lawsuits, claiming they weren't properly licensed to play songs by AC/DC, Beck, Tone Loc, and others. The suit wants $750 to $30,000 for each violation. [DNAinfo]

AVONDALE— Son of a Butcher is opening on June 5 at 2934 W. Diversey Ave. Pearl Tavern's Adolfo Garcia and chef Frank Valdez have teamed up to develop a meat-centric full-service concept. [Logan Squarist]

GREEKTOWN— Blackhawks defensemen Duncan Keith made one Wishbone staffer happy by giving her and her son a pair a free tickets to the May 23 Hawks' playoff game. The restaurant wrote: "This was an undreamed of experience that will live always in her heart and memory." [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTH— Eataly is celebrating Negroni Week with a Campari bar pop-up from June 1 through June 7. They'll bump Vino Libero on the second floor out of their spot for the week and serve up five Negronis. Proceeds benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository. [EaterWire]

LAKEVIEW— Paddy Long's will give customers a free piece of bacon with every drink purchased after midnight from Sunday through Thursday, until they run out. The bacon variety will rotate nightly. [EaterWire]

Fatpour Tap Works

2005 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 698-8940 Visit Website

Wishbone Restaurant

161 North Jefferson Street, , IL 60661 (312) 850-2663 Visit Website


161 North Jefferson Street, , IL 60661 (312) 850-2663 Visit Website

Eataly Chicago

43 East Ohio Street, , IL 60611 (312) 521-8700 Visit Website

Kirkwood Bar & Grill

2934 North Sheffield Avenue, , IL 60657 (773) 770-0700 Visit Website

Paddy Long's

1028 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 290-6988 Visit Website