—Uber is bringing surge pricing to its food delivery service in Chicago. That means delivery fees will be affected by how many customers are ordering from a particular restaurant and how many drivers are in a neighborhood, according to the Tribune. Chicagoans should begin seeing surges on UberEats this week. The company claims the strategy will help quality standards. Surge pricing has already arrived in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Miami, Phoenix, Houston and Dallas, according to the Trib.
—It’s that time of year as the Shedd Aquarium and Revolution Brewery have teamed up again for their collaborative beer, Penguin Hops. It’s the fifth year of the team up, as they’re making a limited-edition harvest pale ale from hops taken from the aquarium’s perimeter. The beer will be released on Nov. 17, and tickets can be purchased here for the release party. The beer will also be served at Revolution’s brewpub in Logan Square and taproom in Avondale.
—Bow Truss coffee’s Phil Tadros, who is now in the doughnut business, is suing an old investor. Tadros is suing Allan Matthew for breach of fiduciary duty, reported Shia Kapos. Tadros wants at least $50,000 in damages. Matthew, who invested thousands of dollars in the coffee shops and other Tadros projects, was extensively quoted in a Crain’s piece earlier this year that detailed soured relationships between Tadros and business partners and other lawsuits. Tadros has widely criticized the article, saying it was a hit piece that’s damaged his reputation. See the complaint below.
—The Tack Room, the punk rock-inspired piano bar inside Dusek’s in Pilsen, will debut Good Luck Jazz Brunch later this month. The brunch will take place on the first Saturday of every month, excluding the first brunch on Nov. 25. It’s a three-course brunch prix fixe to enjoy while listening to live music. Find tickets here.
—Out with the old and in with the new in Morgan Park, as O’Brien’s Pub has closed at 10934 S. Western Ave. Under the same ownership, they’ll open Open Outcry Brewing Co., reported DNAinfo. They’re shooting for a March opening, and will brew their own beer and serve pizza. It’s quite a revamp plan, as they appear to be gutting the old bar.
—Don’t write that obituary for the Double Door in Wicker Park just yet. A court ruling will allow the music venue to stay at its current location past the previous Dec. 31 date. A new closing date hasn’t been provided, but the Tribune reports that the Double Door’s ownership have a few more appeals that could keep them around in 2017. A few weeks ago, news surfaced that the Double Door has found a new location in Logan Square.
—Intro Chicago has unveiled a rather unique menu combining Japanese flavors and techniques with Italian pasta. Chef Hisanobu Osaka starts his tenure today at Lettuce Entertain You Enterprise’s rotating concept in Lincoln Park. Osaka, who joined LEYE earlier this year, pitched the idea of a Japanese trattoria to Rich Melman. His signature dish just may be his uni carbonara with bacon and quail egg. Check out the full menu, which is subject to change, below. Get a reservation at Intro's website.