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A Chicago-L.A. Hot Dog Wager, Tadros’ Lengthy Medium Post, More Intel

Plus, Q-BBQ pops-up at the Willis, RPM Steak’s caviar bar and more

RPM Steak has a new caviar menu.
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.

—The wiener battle between Chicago and Los Angeles continues. The Wiener’s Circle, via Twitter, has made a baseball bet with L.A.’s Pink’s. If the Cubs defeat the Dodger to advance to the World Series, Pink’s will donate $1,908 to Cubs’ manager Joe Maddon’s charity organization. The number, 1908, is the last time the North Siders’ won a championship. If the Dodgers win, the Wiener’s Circle will donate money to a charity of Pink’s choice, as well as serve Pink’s-style hot dogs at their Lincoln Park stand. After last night’s victory, the Wiener’s Circle has to feel good. H/T DNAinfo.

—While Q-BBQ no longer has a proper brick and mortar spot in Chicago, relegating themselves to the suburbs, next week they’re launching a series of lunch pop-ups inside the city’s tallest skyscraper. Starting on Monday, Oct. 24, and going through Friday, Oct. 28, Q-BBQ will sling grab and go items at the Willis Tower from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Diners can grab pulled pork, chopped brisket or chicken sandwiches, salads and an assortment of sides. They did the same thing in February.

—Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’ RPM Steak is focusing on the finer things in life, as they’ve launched a new caviar menu featuring Sasanian caviar. Two highlights feature sturgeon caviar: Smoked salmon potato skins and lobster scrambled eggs. Diners can also pick traditional table side caviar service in an ounce tin on a silver platter with warm potato chips and creme fraiche.

Seoul Taco will now stay open until 4 a.m. early on Saturday and Sunday. The St. Louis import is giving River North another late-night option. Perhaps they’ll compete with Griddle 24.

—Take if for it’s worth, but Bow Truss’ Phil Tadros has made a lengthy post via Medium writing about how his reputation has suffered post-Crain’s story. It doesn’t look like he ran the writing by any public relations experts. He sprays to all fields, mentioning his therapist in the first graph, and feels he’s been sabotaged by his ex-partners.

RPM Steak

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The Wiener's Circle

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Seoul Taco

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