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Culver's Coming to Portage Park, Regan's Bunny Temporarily Closed, More Intel

Plus, Moto closes this weekend and Honey Butter Fried Chicken gets into ramen (temporarily).

Bunny the Micro Bakery
Bunny the Micro Bakery
Marc Much

—The city of Chicago still doesn't house a Culver's, as the forthcoming Wrigleyville location was delayed until sometime this year. But a second location of the popular butter-burger fast-food chain is heading to 4939 W. Irving Park Road as part of a large building redevelopment approved by Mayor Emanuel on Wednesday that will also include an Elly's Pancake House, a Binny's Beverage Depot and a gym, DNAinfo reports. Construction could start in April.

—Folks hoping for Iliana Regan's wondrous baked goods and more at her brand-new Bunny The Micro Bakery have been disappointed this week, as the bakery, cafe and event space has been closed since Monday for plumbing repairs. But have no fear as partner Philip Tadros says Bunny, which opened less than a month ago, could reopen on Wednesday following the installation of a much larger hot water tank, plus "they were slammed so it's good for us to regroup."

—In case you forgot, this weekend is the end of an era—it's your last chance to visit the late Homaro Cantu's signature groundbreaking restaurant Moto, which is closing after Valentine's Day service. Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas' Alinea Group will take over the space after that.

—Ramen is so hot in Chicago that even Honey Butter Fried Chicken is getting in on the action. The uber-popular restaurant is serving a fried chicken ramen (with pimento cheese dashi and candied jalapenos) this weekend only. Honey Butter is also kicking off a guest sandwich series, beginning with La Sirena Clandestina's John Manion's "Cuban Clucker" from February 24 through 28. $1 from each sale goes to charity.

—Acclaimed pies from Rich Labriola and chef Chris Macchia's Pizza Barra in Oak Brook, which Steve Dolinsky named the top deep dish in the burbs, are now available at Labriola Michigan Avenue. In addition to the deep dish, which is made with focaccia dough, the restaurant also serves tavern-style thin crust.

—Say goodbye to that Wrigleyville McDonald's everyone knows at the end of the month, which is closing on the northwest corner of Addison and Clark to make room for the Cubs' hotel and plaza, according to DNAinfo. But it'll eventually reopen in the hotel once it's finished.

—Congratulations to Stephanie Izard and husband Gary Valentine, who are expecting their first child in May, People magazine reports.


535 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 955-3100

Moto Restaurant

945 W Fulton Street, Chicago, IL 60607 312 491 0058 Visit Website

Pizza Barra

3011 Butterfield Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523 (630) 861-6177

Bunny The Micro Bakery

2928 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657 (617) 936-3464 Visit Website

Honey Butter Fried Chicken

3361 North Elston Avenue, , IL 60618 (773) 478-4000 Visit Website