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Two Stan's Donuts Opening Soon, Hero Hostess Catches Mother's Day Thieves, More Intel

Plus, a Craigslist ad attempts to sell a spot in the Big Star line for big bucks


—Get ready for two more Stan's Donuts locations on May 21 at 6:30 a.m. The popular mini-chain will unveil the new Lakeview shop (3300 N. Broadway) and one on the Mag Mile (carving out part of Labriola Ristorante at 535 N. Michigan) on that day, and similar to previous Stan's openings, the first 100 customers will be eligible for prizes including free doughnuts for life. You may want to start lining up now.

—A hostess at popular Bucktown Costa Rican restaurant Irazu did hero work on Saturday night. Alicia Colon caught two people who snatched a wallet from a daughter taking her mother out for a pre-Mother's Day dinner in the dining room, then chased the thieves down, first in a cab outside and then on foot before cops arrived, ABC7 reports.

—How much would you pay to skip the line at Big Star? A Craigslist user posted an ad for a spot in a line for a table over the weekend—for $1500, DNAinfo first noticed.

—A van crashed into Humboldt Park Cuban spot Señor Pan late last night. The restaurant owners say they hope to reopen as soon as possible and the woman who was driving the SUV, which hit the parked van and sent it into the restaurant, is in critical condition, NBC5 reports.

Seoul Taco, the St. Louis food truck that's opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant in the former Mercadito Counter space at 738 N. Clark, has an opening date of May 31, according to reps.

—Head to Monteverde on May 16 for a special four-course dinner with author and journalist Katie Parla. The $120 price includes a copy of her cookbook "Tasting Rome," wine, tax and gratuity. Tickets are available here.

Señor Pan

2615 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 227-9601 Visit Website


1865 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647 Visit Website


535 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 955-3100

Big Star

1531 North Damen Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 235-4039 Visit Website


108 West Kinzie Street, , IL 60654 (312) 329-9555 Visit Website


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