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Rahm Settles Park Grill Lawsuit, Halal Guys Loop Targeting September, More Intel

Plus, a Lakeview restaurant is sued over salmonella

Park Grill
Park Grill

—A resolution has finally come to the long-running lawsuit between Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Millennium Park restaurant Park Grill. The two sides settled the suit, allowing Park Grill to stay open while the city gets concessions that force the restaurant to pay for many of its own maintenance and utility costs and accelerate rent payments, according to multiple reports. Emanuel first filed suit in 2011, alleging that the restaurant was operating under a "sweetheart deal" brokered by former Mayor Richard M. Daley.

—Get ready for white sauce and gyros in the Loop. Halal Guys is targeting September to open at 180 N. Wabash, the Tribune reports. It's the third announced Chicago location for the New York street food icon, following the Gold Coast and Skokie spots.

—Three people allege that they contracted salmonella from Lakeview Mexican cafe Esencia Urban Kitchen. The restaurant, located at 3351 N. Broadway St., was hit with two separate lawsuits alleging the three customers contracted the sickness in 2014, according to FOX32, and one customer says he was hospitalized for a week. Each suit seeks a minimum of $90,000 in damages.

—River North is getting yet another Italian restaurant, although it's unclear who's behind it and where exactly it is. A Craigslist ad is soliciting employees for Bar Lupo, a new "neighborhood Italian pub" that's opening this summer and "will serve delicious and simple Italian classics in a vibrant atmosphere with first-rate music." Send any intel to the tipline.

—A strip of Argyle Street known for its Vietnamese and other Asian restaurants will open to two-way car traffic and parking on Friday, DNAinfo reports, making it one of Chicago's first "shared street projects" that should help make it into even more of a dining destination.

—Tickets are now on sale for the popular Hamburger Hop and Late Night Gourmet, the kickoff events and competition on the eve of Chicago Gourmet that pit 10 top local chefs in a burger cook-off followed by a party. Click here for more information and tickets.

Park Grill Chicago

11 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601 312 521 7275 Visit Website

Millennium Park

201 East Randolph Street, , IL 60602 (312) 742-1168 Visit Website

The Halal Guys Chicago

49 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60610 (312) 465-2186

Esencia Urban Kitchen

3351 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 472-8553 Visit Website