—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.
—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.
—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.