— Stephanie Izard's forthcoming blockbuster Duck Duck Goat is the latest example that restaurant opening dates are not set in stone, as Boka guys Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz say that although construction is going smoothly it's now slated for an early 2016 opening. Originally projected to open this summer, Izard most recently said it would open in "December-ish."
—Bucktown cult-favorite coffee shop Ipsento is working towards opening its second location (with a bar!) near the Bloomingdale Trail, DNAinfo reports.
— Acclaimed ramen mini-chain Ramen Misoya's first Chicago proper location is coming along, as major construction appears to be done and an artist has started a mural on a wall inside. Ownership still hasn't shared a target opening date.
— Bittersweet Pastry Shop & Cafe owner and James Beard Award semi-finalist pastry chef Judy Contino tells the Tribune she's stepping away from day-to-day operations of the acclaimed Lakeview shop she founded 23 years ago.
—Opening its first temporary location in the Loop's Block 37 urban mall on Saturday, Foodseum, Chicago's first food museum, will have a meat grinder with Play-Doh, a rideable mini Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, and more educational fun in addition to the spice-smelling and more in its inaugural exhibit, "The Hot Dog and Encased Meats of the World."