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Chance The Rapper Alleges Whirlyball Racism, Chef Exits Millie's Supper Club, More Intel

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Plus, Swift & Sons unveils a new back patio

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—Hot Chicago-bred hip-hop artist Chance The Rapper alleges that he had a racist experience at Whirlyball, the gaming bar and restaurant that relocated to Webster Avenue in Bucktown in December 2014. Chance was turned away at the door, according to his Twitter feed, and advised black people and people who are friends with black people to stay away because "it's very inaccessible...they've clearly outlined in their dress code," that "new management doesn't know how to treat customers," and that "new armed security will make sure you can't (speak with management)." Whirlyball's dress code forbids people wearing "undershirts, sweatpants, joggers or sleepwear," that "men's shirts must have sleeves," and "no hats, clothing, jewelry, or tattoos with profanity or explicit art." The venue, which invited Chance in as a guest in May, has not yet provided a comment on the situation. A similar situation recently happened at Parlor Pizza Bar in the West Loop, although to a much less prominent person.

Millie's Supper Club, the new-ish Wisconsin-inspired restaurant in Lincoln Park, has lost its chef after less than three months in. Gilbert Langlois, formerly of the now-closed restaurant Chalkboard, left the restaurant on Tuesday, the Tribune reports. Millie's opened in early April.

—The Boka Group's hot Fulton Market steakhouse Swift & Sons is unveiling a brand-new back patio space today beyond the private dining space in rear. Look for low- and high-top tables, umbrellas, plants, new cocktails and more beginning at 4:30 p.m. daily. Check out a photo below.

Swift & Sons Patio

[Photo: Galdones Photography]

Parlor Pizza Bar's new location on Division Street in Wicker Park now serves lunch. It's now open from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily, serving "customizable pizza packs" that pair pizzas with a salad or another side, and other items. Read the full menu below.

—A man was shot in an IHOP parking lot in Evanston early Sunday morning, according to the Tribune. The incident may have been gang-related.

Swift & Sons

1000 West Fulton Market, , IL 60607 (312) 733-9420 Visit Website

Millie's Supper Club

2438 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Parlor Pizza Bar

, Chicago, IL 60622

WhirlyBall

1880 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 486-7777

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