—Double Door is still fighting its possible eviction in court—and it has survived in the past—but that isn't stopping rumors from swirling around what might replace the iconic Wicker Park music club. DNAinfo reports that a downtown investment firm has a deal in place to purchase the building at Milwaukee and Damen, and rumor has it that Shake Shack is in line to move in. The move is unconfirmed, so stay tuned.
—Chicago's fourth Stan's Donuts, heading to 28 E. Roosevelt in the South Loop, has an opening date: Saturday, January 16. The first 100 customers get a mystery envelope containing a free prize, one of them being free doughnuts for life.
—Stephanie Izard's Duck Duck Goat has moved into the hiring phase, and the restaurant is holding job fairs on Jan. 11 and 16. It's slated to open in the spring.
—Chicago restaurants have a lower closing rate, more chains, and less health food than those in New York and Los Angeles, according to an infographic restaurants.com provided to Crain's.
—Lillie's Q is serving brisket for the first time but only on Tuesdays. Charlie McKenna is using the meat, which is smoked for 12-15 hours, both on its own and in sandwiches.