—Happy Friday, although if you’re a Cubs fan, every day feels like Friday lately. And for noted Cubs fans Bill Murray and Eddie Vedder, their Friday night-esque partying for the ages took place at their Viagra Triangle favorite The Lodge Tavern, where the celebrity pair celebrated the Cubs’ first World Series championship since 1908. Check out a photo below.
—Three Floyds has an acclaimed new brewer. Todd Haug, known for his work at Minneapolis’ Surly Brewing, has joined the cult-favorite Northwest Indiana brewery and brewpub, according to multiple reports. Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine reports that Haug has signed on to "to help with expansion plans for the brewery and their forthcoming distillery" and that "he will also eventually brew some of his own signature beers," while Decibel Magazine reports that he will start the gig on Nov. 7. In related non-news, there’s no update yet on their mysterious restaurant/bar collaboration in Humboldt Park. Stay tuned.
—And Three Floyds will take over all the taps at Lone Wolf on Randolph Row all of Sunday. The eight drafts will include Dark Lord 2016 and Wig Splitter, and limited edition merch will be available for purchase.
—Evanston eaters have lost a longtime restaurant. Zoba Noodle Bar, a Thai eatery at 1565 Sherman Ave., called it quits, The Daily Northwestern reports.
—A chef change has come to the rebooted Bin 36 in the West Loop. Executive chef Shane Graybeal has moved to Sable Kitchen & Bar, and Anthony "Tony" Demario, a former Bin 36 chef de cuisine, has taken over. Read his new menu below.
—And finally, McDonald’s is making some changes to how it serves the iconic Big Mac. Look out for a "Mac Jr" (made with a single 1/6-pound patty) and a "Grand Mac" (made with 66 percent more beef, extra cheese slice, and larger bun) to launch nationwide in early 2017, Business Insider reports.