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Grueneberg Wins Cochon 555, Big Changes at Atlas Brewing, More Intel

Plus, Oprah's chef is popping up and new stuff at Dos Urban Cantina

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Sarah Grueneberg and Monteverde team celebrate their victory
Sarah Grueneberg and Monteverde team celebrate their victory

Monteverde chef/owner Sarah Grueneberg is Chicago's 2016 princess of pork, as she and her team from the West Loop Italian hotspot won the local leg of the annual whole pig cooking competition Cochon 555 at the Loews Chicago hotel last night. Grueneberg will move on to compete in the national finals on June 18 in Colorado. Past Chicago winners include Tim Graham and Jason Vincent, the latter also went on to win the national championship.

—Changes are afoot at Lincoln Park brewpub and brewery Atlas Brewing Company, which is changing names, branding and beers, the Tribune first reported. It will become Burnt City Brewing next month and release an "edgier" line of new canned beers such as "Face Melter" and "Dick the Butcher."

—Oprah Winfrey's personal chef Taryn Huebner will helm her first ever popup dinners tomorrow at Trinity Bar, with tickets for two seatings of four-course dinners available here. Huebner, a Chicago native, went to high school with Trinity co-owner Ryan Holden.

—Hot Logan Square Mexican restaurant Dos Urban Cantina is rolling out a few new wrinkles around Cinco De Mayo, including a 40-seat patio, a "botanas" (traditional small plates and snacks) menu, large format cocktails, and a rose cart.

—Another meal-delivery service is landing in Chicago today. Freshly promises "chef prepared" and "healthy" meals delivered weekly. More information is available on its website.

Batter & Berries, the extremely popular black-owned lunch and brunch restaurant in Lincoln Park, is closed until Saturday for "maintenance and upkeep."

Trinity Bar

2721 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 880-9293 Visit Website

Batter & Berries

2748 North Lincoln Avenue, , IL 60614 (773) 248-7710 Visit Website

Dos Urban Cantina

2829 West Armitage Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 661-6452 Visit Website

Atlas Brewing Company

2747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 295-1270 Visit Website


1020 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 888-3041

Loews Chicago

, Chicago, IL