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Saved By The Max Releases Rendering, Fat Rice Book Preview, More Intel

Plus, the 2016 Chicago Riverwalk lineup is here


—By the looks of things, Kelly Kapowski, Zack Morris and Screech would feel right at home in Wicker Park in a couple weeks. The organizers of Saved By The Max—the viral "Saved By The Bell" popup that's opening in the ex-Geek Bar space on North Avenue on June 1—released a rendering that looks eerily like the fictional diner that was central to the '90s teen TV show. The mockup was first reported by the Tribune.

—"The Adventures of Fat Rice," the cookbook by and about the acclaimed Macau-inspired restaurant in Logan Square, is set to be released in October. Take an exclusive first look at the cover and catalog page below.

Adventures of Fat Rice

—The city released the list of Chicago Riverwalk vendors for the season, which includes some new spots: Tiny Hatt (a collaboration between Tiny Lounge and Big Hatt Gourmet that will serve craft cocktails and barbecue in June), dessert cart Dulce in Horto, and grab-and-go operation Lillie's Park Grill. The Hideout and Flanders Belgian Beer & Fries aren't returning this year, but all of the other food and drink outposts are. Head to CBS2 and the Trib for more info.

La Catrina Cafe, the Pilsen restaurant standout, is closed indefinitely after ownership's son sadly passed away on Mother's Day. A GoFundMe account for the memorial is $25 away from its goal.

—The Wicker Park location of Parlor Pizza Bar, the second spot of the pizza-centric sports bar that began in the West Loop, is planning to open in June in the former Moonshine space on Division Street, according to Wicker Park Bucktown Insider's Guide.

Check out the lineup for this year's Pilsen Food Truck Social, heading to 18th Street and Allport on June 11 and 12.

Fat Rice

2957 West Diversey Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 661-9170 Visit Website

Saved by the Max

1941 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 687-9824 Visit Website


1824 W Division Street, Chicago, IL 60622 773 862 8686 Visit Website

Cafe La Catrina

1011 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608 (312) 473-0038

Chicago Riverwalk

Chicago River, Chicago, IL 60601