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Chicagoans Line Up For Revival, Pork & Mindy's Goes BYO, More Intel

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Plus, a sad situation with an ice cream man in Avondale

The line for lunch at Revival Food Hall on Thursday
The line for lunch at Revival Food Hall on Thursday
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Revival Food Hall is already reviving the food scene in the Loop. It wasn't quite Jollibee-esque, yet customers lined up outside the all-star food mecca on its official opening day yesterday, where entry was limited to 10 people at a time and it subsided after lunchtime. Perhaps downtown workers and residents were looking forward to a collection of the city's finest eats?

—You can now drink booze at the Sandwich King's first restaurant — if you bring your own. Pork & Mindy's in Bucktown is now BYO, which should give the business a little boost. The meaty fast-casual sandwich spot also added a pastrami sandwich to the menu.

—A sad situation — but sadly not surprising in Chicago these days — happened in Avondale last Saturday. A man held up an ice cream truck with an assault rifle, DNAinfo reports. But it's not stopping the driver from doing his job, as he returned to the same spot the next day to sell frozen treats.

Eataly now offers its all-you-can-eat pizza deal every Wednesday in its continuing effort to connect with Midwesterners. It costs $22 per person.

—New-ish Logan Square Mexican restaurant The General may already be going away soon, as the restaurant is for sale for a cool $575K. The listing describes the spot, which is still open, as "highly grossing." The general store-themed bar and eatery opened in June 2015.

—West Town fave Big Shoulders Coffee is opening a satellite location inside Troquet in River North, the Tribune reports, in early September.

—Head up to Albany Park this weekend to taste a variety of global cuisines — as well as hear some global music — at the Albany Park World FestDetails here.


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Revival Food Hall

125 South Clark Street, , IL 60603 (773) 999-9411 Visit Website

Big Shoulders Coffee

1105 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642 (312) 888-3042 Visit Website

Pork & Mindy's

1623 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 799-8759 Visit Website

The General

2528 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 698-8754

Troquet River North

111 West Huron Street, , IL 60654 (312) 202-9900 Visit Website

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