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Hoppin' Hots Shutters; Red Kiva's Future In Doubt After Shooting; More

Plus, River North is getting an Old Crow Smokehouse; Cafe Bustelo pops-up at Coffee Alley Cafe; free scoops at Graeter's tomorrow.


ANDERSONVILLE—Hoppin' Hots closed its doors on August 29, leaving with a thank you message on the hot dog shop's Facebook page. The message also says to "keep an eye out" for sausage specials at their other establishment, Over Easy Café in Lincoln Square. [EaterWire]

WEST LOOP—Red Kiva is the latest nightclub hit by violence, and police, along with area business owners, are hoping to see it closed. A shooting at the Randolph Street establishment follows incidents at Dolphin, Funky Buddha Lounge and Sawtooth. Thomas Rice of TETE Charcuterie says he filed complaints and a hearing for Red Kiva's liquor license is due later this month. [DNAinfo]

RIVER NORTHThe next Old Crow Smokehouse is heading to River North, according to a Facebook announcement. Representatives have not responded with details, but it's hard to imagine the new spot deviating from the barbecue and country music format of the other locations. [EaterWire]

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE—Café Bustelo will be popping up tomorrow through Monday, September 14, taking over Coffee Alley Café. The pop-up will feature Café Bustelo espresso, regular and decaf, along with free wi-fi, iPhone 6 charging stations, giveaways, celebrity stop-ins, live music and a photo booth from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 pm. Thursday, Friday and Monday; and 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. [EaterWire]

NORTHBROOK—Graeter's Ice Cream will be giving away free one-scoop cones of Elena's blueberry pie from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. tomorrow. The ice cream shop is hoping guests will also donate to support The Cure Starts Now Foundation as a thank you. [EaterWire]

The Coffee Alley

1152 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 526-3873 Visit Website

Hoppin' Hots

1477 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 (773) 989-4687 Visit Website

Red Kiva

108 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607


1347 Shermer Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062 (847) 513-6540

Old Crow Smokehouse

3506 North Clark Street, , IL 60657 (773) 537-4452 Visit Website