—A flaming hot Fulton Market restaurant is expanding service. After launching its takeout window, Duck Duck Goat, Stephanie Izard’s jammed Chinese restaurant, is beginning delivery today. Eaters can get her Taiwanese fried chicken, shrimp toast sandwiches and more delivered via Door Dash, and you can get $5 off your order of $20 or more through the end of the month with the code DUCK5.
—If you were a hungry carnivore at Riot Fest on Saturday night, you were out of luck between 8 and 10 p.m. That’s because no meat was cooked or sold during rocker and vegetarian activist Morrissey’s set, which was only part of his show that some attendees found perplexing.
—The majority of the Cubs team partied it up at I|O Urban Roofscape at The Godfrey hotel in River North on Friday night to celebrate their National League Central Division championship, with possible N.L. MVP Kris Bryant among the revelers at the swanky retractable-roof lounge in River North.
—Zack Sklar, the Detroit-based chef/owner of Bernie’s Lunch & Supper in River North and the burgeoning Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken chain, penned an interesting article for Munchies to explain why he put opening full-service concept restaurants on hold to focus on a fast-casual fried chicken empire. Sklar writes that the time, risk, razor-thin margins, staffing, recipe and menu development associated with new restaurant concepts is why "everyone in the industry" is trending towards fast-casual chains, where the "success rate is very, very high" due to less risk and that they cost "a fraction of the price" to open. Sklar is planning to open 45-60 Gus’s, including in Brooklyn, Cincinnati and Cleveland following the Chicago location that opened on Fulton Market last year.
—Bohemian House is kicking off its second annual schnitzel fest tonight, where three chefs (two guests) will cook and serve unique schnitzels with beer pairings for the next two nights. A noteworthy item is that El Che Bar chef de cuisine/partner Mark Steuer (Carriage House) will be previewing his upcoming new concept on Wednesday, which is slated to open somewhere, sometime in 2017.