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Anti-Gentrification Graffiti Hits Unopened South Side Coffeeshop and More Intel

Plus, Latinicity reconcepted and reopened its full-service restaurant

The graffiti on the forthcoming Sip 22’s windows

Anti-gentrification graffiti has hit another near South Side coffeeshop — and this spot hasn’t even opened yet. Sip 22, a forthcoming business at 2909 W. Cermak Rd. in Little Village, was the target of an ant-gentrification tagger a few days ago, Chicagoist reported first. The graffiti, visible in the photo below, reads “Fuck Yr Coffee G.T.F.O.L.V.” This isn’t the first coffeeshop in the area to fall victim to such defacement, as the now-closed Bow Truss in Pilsen was similarly a target twice by vandals who posted anti-gentrification signs and stickers. Sip 22 is slated to open in November or December.

— Richard Sandoval’s Pata Negra, the full-service restaurant inside the Latinicity food hall in the Block 37 urban mall in the Loop, has reconcepted and undergone a renovation and a new restaurant has opened in its place. Pueblo is a “modern urban-Mexican eatery” in collaboration with Mexican chef Pablo Salas that serves “‘abuela-style’ food,” according to a news release. The full menus are live on the website. It opened on Monday, the Tribune reported. Latinicity’s pedway taco shop also closed over the summer.

— Another local restaurant is gearing up to serve the Impossible “bleeding” veggie burger. Bareburger, the New York-based chain with one Chicago location at 3357 N. Lincoln Ave., will start serving the burger at all its locations in November, Nation’s Restaurant News reported. M Burger just kicked off the local frenzy for Impossible Burgers two weeks ago and Umami Burger followed suit this week.

— A suburban Jewish deli owner is again in hot water for a controversial social media post. This time, Greg Morelli, the co-owner of Max’s Deli in Highland Park, following the horrific shooting massacre in Las Vegas, tweeted "Soon as I heard it was country music, I felt relief. White people shooting white people isn't terror ... it's community outreach. #LasVegas," the Pioneer Press reported. Morelli has since apologized. On Aug. 23, following the white supremacist march and subsequent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, Morelli posted a catering menu with Nazi imagery, causing an internet firestorm.

— And finally, the annual food conference and event hub Taste Talks comes to Chicago again this weekend. Andrew Zimmern is the biggest name to appear this year among a standout schedule and chef lineup. More info and tickets are available here.


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