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Maria's Could Take Over Club Foot; Best Intentions Starts Cooking; More

Plus, Bon Appetit's nominees for its America's Best New Restaurants list and Charlie Trotter Day's on Aug. 14.

Club Foot
Club Foot

UKRAINIAN VILLAGE—The people behind Bridgeport cult favorite Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar could take over the space that used to house the venerable dive bar Club Foot on Augusta. Ownership wants to sell the bar and liquor license to Maria's owners Mike and Ed Marszewski, who would open a bar with the working title The Golden Arms, but they still need to go through the community and have a liquor moratorium lifted. [DNAinfo]

LOGAN SQUARE—Best Intentions, the reconcept of the former dive bar Marble, starts serving its own food tonight, while supplies last. For now there's three po' boys on the menu (chicken-fried shrimp, barbecue chicken, beet and avocado; $10 each) but co-owner Calvin Marty promises an expanded list of Creole dishes, such as gumbo and corn fritters, in the future. [EaterWire] [UPDATE: Chef Kevin Cowens of the private supper club Prince Po' Boys is cooking said po' boys at Best Intentions.]

WICKER PARK/AVONDALE—Bon Appetit announced the 50 nominees for its annual list of America's Best New Restaurants list today, with Dove's Luncheonette and Parachute representing Chicago. Check out all 50 here. [BonAppetit]

AROUND TOWN—The second annual Charlie Trotter Day, organized by the Trotter Project, happens on August 14. A slew of noteworthy restaurants both local and national will place Trotter-inspired dishes on their menu from Aug. 14-16, including local spots Boka, Girl & the Goat, A10 and more. Read the full list of restaurants here. [EaterWire]

Club Foot

1824 W Augusta Blvd, Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 489-0379 Visit Website


3500 North Elston Avenue, , IL 60618 (872) 204-7138 Visit Website

Best Intentions

3281 West Armitage Avenue, , IL 60647 (312) 818-1254 Visit Website

Dove's Luncheonette

1545 North Damen Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 645-4060 Visit Website