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Car Crashes Into Green Door Tavern, Goose Island Planning New Brewpub, More Intel

Plus, a spoiler of Alinea's The Progression and Chicago mag's best new restaurants

Green Door Tavern

—The historic Green Door Tavern was the victim of a hit-and-run car crash early Sunday morning, according to multiple reports, when a car ran a red light and crashed into another, sending it into the building. The bar and restaurant, which opened in 1921 in a building that dates back to 1872 at 678 N. Orleans and was reportedly the victim of another crash in the early 1900s, was damaged but was able to reopen for brunch yesterday.

—After selling the original Clybourn brewpub to Anheuser-Busch InBev in February, Goose Island is going international. The Chicago-bred brewery is planning a new brewpub—in Toronto—the Tribune reports.

—Wondering what happens at Alinea's mysterious The Progression popups? If you want the spoiler, check out blogger Lou Stejskal's detailed account of one of the artsy dinner events, which was first picked up by Fooditor.

Chicago magazine released its 2016 list of best new restaurants this morning, led by The Blanchard, Arbor and De Quay.

—The Logan Square location of Brooklyn pizzeria hotspot Paulie Gee's is moving along. After acquiring building permits, interior demolition has taken place and the pizza ovens have been delivered. Gee said in January that he hoped to open in late spring.

—After closing for a few days early last week, Autre Monde reopened on Friday night with a remodeled dining room and bar and a new menu.

Green Door Tavern

678 N Orleans St, Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 664-5496 Visit Website


384 Hayes Street, , CA 94102 (415) 626-1211 Visit Website

The Blanchard

1935 North Lincoln Park West, , IL 60614 (872) 829-3971 Visit Website

De Quay

, Chicago, IL (872) 206-8820

Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits

6727 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 775-8122 Visit Website