—Nosh & Booze, AMK Kitchen Bar's, pop-up concept replacing Vivo (ending a 25-year run) in West Loop, is opening on Wednesday, according to a news release. The pop-up will last six months before AMK ownership opens a permanent restaurant. Check out the menu below.
—Snaggletooth, the smoked fish haven from two C Chicago vets, Jennifer Kim and Bill Montange, will host their first evening meal from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday. They're encouraging BYO at their Summer Raw Bar where they'll serve oyster, crudos and small plates. If things go well, dinner service could be soon in the future at the quaint Lakeview space.
—Seafood City, the Filipino grocer slated to open later this year at 5033 N. Elston Ave., has applied for a liquor license. The store will house a number of vendors and serve prepared foods. Many compare it to Super H Mart in Niles, which sells Korean goods.
—Beer lovers should once more check their cellared bottles as Goose Island Brewing Co. is issuing another set of refunds for their 2015 Bourbon County Brand Stout. Crain's reported even more beer has been found infected with a strain of bacteria that sours the beverage. They'll offer $15 per bottle (no matter what customers ended up paying) for nine bateches (bottled Oct. 9, Oct. 12, Oct. 21, Oct. 22, Oct. 23, Oct. 26, Oct. 30, Nov. 4 and Nov. 5) of regular BCBS and the sole batch of 2015's Propreitor's varietal.
—Local Foods is teaming up with their corridor neighbor, The Hideout. Every Friday in August they'll offer picnic foods on the porch of legendary music venue to go along with the bluegrass tunes of Big Sadie. Local Foods will provide picnic boxes for Picnics on the Porch, and they'll even serve Virtue Cider's Michigan Brut 12-ounce bottles.
—No one was hurt after a Saturday morning shooting inside White Palace Grill. An argument between two male customers led to the shooting, and there were shattered windows at the restaurant, reported WGN.