—On the heels of Wednesday’s rooftop bar heatmap, another restaurant has opened a rooftop space in an unexpected neighborhood. Pearl’s Southern Comfort, the southern restaurant at 5352 N. Broadway in Edgewater, has unveiled a 40-seat elevated outdoor space that serves drinks and appetizers, DNAinfo reports. The only catch is that it’s adults-only, so leave the kids at home.
—After losing its pastry chef to Billy Lawless’ Coda Di Volpe less then two weeks ago, The Blanchard acted fast by promoting a replacement from within. Carolanne Vann now heads the sweets department at the one-year-old lauded French restaurant in Lincoln Park, the Tribune reports, but don’t expect major changes on the dessert menu there.
—In other French restaurant chef shuffle news, longtime Lincoln Square spot Bistro Campagne has a new chef. Lucas Creagan, a former chef de cuisine at Bonsoiree, is now heading the kitchen. He’s keeping the restaurant’s classics but will also unveil a new menu with new dishes in August.
—Wicker Park is getting a cult favorite hot dog spot. Devil Dawgs, the popular casual restaurant with locations in Lincoln Park and the South Loop, is planning to open its third establishment by Labor Day at 1431 N. Milwaukee Ave., DNAinfo reports. Expect a "Wicker Dog," a chopped salad, milkshakes, slushies and more—but no booze.
—Furious Spoon Logan Square has been closed since Wednesday afternoon due to an electrical issue that caused the power to go off. Owner Anshul Mangal says the second location of his red-hot burgeoning ramen chain should reopen sometime today.
—A server at a suburban pizza restaurant received a $500 tip and then another for $1000 from the same customer on Father’s Day, according to NBC5, because "the man said he'd heard from her friend that she works two jobs and said she deserved it because she ‘works so hard.’" The customer at Nick’s Pizza and Pub in Crystal Lake also payed both tables’ tabs.