—Chicago will get a taste of one of the swankiest doughnuts in history at Sunday’s Kultura Festival at Emporium Logan Square. That’s where Brooklyn’s Manila Social Club will bring its "Golden Cristal Ube Donuts," a headline-making $100 ring of fried dough made with ube (Caribbean purple sweet yam) and Cristal champagne, and covered with Cristal icing and 24-karat gold dust. If you’re serious about splurging on this, you must pre-order them on the restaurant’s website.
—Carol’s Pub’s situation may look dire after the longtime country dive bar closed and is dealing with tax debt and a revoked liquor license, but the house band, Diamondback, is holding out hope of reopening. "We truly hope Carol's reopens. It's home," says one member, Michael Mckeehan. Another, Reva Goodman, says the band "isn't working as we had no idea this was going to go down like this." Is there any hope?
—A startup that turns buffet restaurants’ leftovers into cheap meals has come to Chicago. BuffetGo, a Los Angeles-based startup which sells hot and fresh leftovers just before closing times at very steep discounts, started in Chicago on Friday, the Tribune reports. Its only current client is Baker Miller.
—Check out the new pizzas at Giordano’s — deep dish pizzas with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s faces stenciled on them. The limited-edition presidential campaign pizzas are only available the day after debates and Election Day (Oct. 10, Oct. 20, Nov. 8) at the 223 W. Jackson location for dine-in.
—Perry’s Deli, the longtime oversized sandwich maker in the Loop, will officially vacate its space on Friday to make way for a new FireFin Poke location. But fear not as it will open right down the street on the following Monday, the Tribune reports, at 160 N. Franklin St.
—And finally, take a stroll down memory lane with this long video look at Grant Achatz’s Trio in an "Into the Fire" episode from 2003, courtesy of YouTube.