—River North is getting yet another steakhouse. Curbed reports that a restaurant named Steak 48, owned by Mastro's founders Jeffrey and Michael Mastro (who sold their stake in the brand in 2013), is heading to an under-construction development at 615 N. Wabash. A Steak 48 is also slated to open imminently in Houston, according to its website, which doesn't mention the Chicago location.
—Gaudi Cafe, the Mexican restaurant and coffee shop predecessor to Ukrainian Village's El Metro, closed for good in late May at 1147 W. Grand Ave. However, El Metro now serves Gaudi Cafe's menu alongside its own at 1959 W. Chicago Ave.
—Raised, one of the season's new rooftop hotspots, is starting brunch service this Sunday at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel's terrace on Wacker and State. Drinks include large format Bloody Mary and Mimosa "toolboxes," three types of fries, Chicago-style lobster rolls, and bagel chips and lox. Read the full menu here.
—Food "holidays" are a dime a dozen, but there are a plethora of opportunities to snag free doughnuts today in honor of the "holiday" in its name. Doughnut Vault, Dat Donut, Stan's, Beavers Coffee + Donuts, and national chains are among them. Details here.
—The annual Green City Market chef barbecue released its long list of participating restaurants, chefs, and beverage purveyors for the July 21 event in Lincoln Park. Many of Chicago's top spots are on board, including Heisler Hospitality's yet-to-open Bad Hunter. Full lineup is here and $125 tickets are available here.