—Chef Chris Curren (Seven Lions, Homestead) will debut March 14 as the executive chef at Fulton Market Kitchen, according to a news release. Curren departed Seven Lions in January.
—Giordano's is the latest to join Amazon's Prime Now delivery options. It's a $20 minimum order, but Amazon is saying they're not charging a delivery fee for deep-dish pizza. The company has also expanded its delivery area by adding two new zip codes: 60616 and 60618.
—Brasserie By LM announced the South Loop restaurant will temporary close starting March 20 and the shutter will last between 24 to 30 months. It's part of renovations for the Essex Inn, and the new restaurant will seat 120 indoors with a 60-seat sidewalk cafe. The restaurant debuted in 2012.
—Alpana Singh, former "Check, Please!" host and owner of Seven Lions and Boarding House, is hosting a fundraiser Friday for The Trotter Project. The Evening in Bloom preview party for the Chicago Flower & Garden Show starts a 6 p.m. at Navy Pier. Get tickets at the link.
—Tickets to Chicago Ale Fest go on sale March 17 at Buckingham Fountain. The fest takes place June 17 and June 18 and the Tribune has all the details.
—Arami is hosting a DIY sushi class on March 16. Chef de Cuisine Nelson Vinansaca will host the hour-long, hands-on demo with a maki and temaki instructional followed by a three-course prix fixe menu. Tickets are $60 per person and call (312) 243-1535 for info.