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Parson's Postpones Party, Piece Starts Delivering Growlers, More Intel

Plus, brunch from Belly Up and lunch from Smack Shack

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Parson's Patio
Parson's Patio
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Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

—Due to the stormy weather forecast, Parson's Chicken & Fish is postponing its block party originally scheduled for Sunday. The third-annual event will once more take place outside the restaurant and feature a special menu and DJs. The restaurant says they'll post updates via social media.

Piece Brewery and Pizzeria in Wicker Park has launched beer growler delivery. Now customers can get fresh beer with their thin-crust pies.

—The Gold Coast building that houses Maple & Ash has been sold. Crain's reported that the building at State and Maple went for $53 million. Crain's is also reporting that the developers are also looking at Rosebud Restaurant's Carmine's Bar & Lounge, across Mariano Park from Maple & Ash.

—Over in Avondale, Metropolitan Brewing Co. is building a taproom and brewery at 3057 N. Rockwell St. DNAinfo reported the new facility will take up 20,000 square feet, and they hope to move later this year.

Goose Island Brewing Co. in January recalled 2015 coffee and barleywine varietals of its sought-after Bourbon County Brand Stout. The beer was infected with bacteria, and the brewery launched into an investigation. The Tribune reported that the lab work has returned, and they've identified the bacteria, Lactobacillus acetotolerans. However, the investigation continues as they still have figured out how the bacteria ended up in the beer.

—Earlier this week down on Fulton Market, Smack Shack began weekday lunch service. The seafood venture from Four Corners Tavern Group and the Minnesota owners who created the concept will serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu follows below.

Smack Shack Chicago Lunch

Belly Up Smokehouse & Saloon in the South Loop will debut weekend brunch on Saturday. The service will go from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out the menu below. They're also opening their patio area.

Belly Up Brunch


1043 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 988-7676 Visit Website

Piece Brewery and Pizzeria

1927 West North Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 772-4422 Visit Website

Parson's Chicken & Fish

2952 West Armitage Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 384-3333 Visit Website

Maple & Ash

8 West Maple Street, , IL 60610 (312) 944-8888 Visit Website

smack shack

326 North Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 973-1336

Belly Up Smokehouse & Saloon

1132 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 (312) 929-3856