— After opening in NYC, Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas’ original groundbreaking cocktail bar The Aviary on Fulton Market was once again named one of the world’s best cocktail bars. The World’s 50 Best bars 2017 was announced last night in London, where the same people behind the World’s 50 Best restaurants named The Aviary number 41, down from 37 last year. Tiki wonderland Lost Lake was one the back 50 of the list, at number 65.
— After a co-owner of Highland Park’s Max’s Deli posted his second highly-controversial social media post in less than two months, he was essentially fired by his brother. Co-owner Joey Morelli is removing his brother Greg “from all participation in the business, pending a legal separation agreement,” Patch reports. Greg Morelli first posted Nazi imagery on the deli’s catering catering menu on Aug. 23 following the white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia, and then 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" on Monday morning.
— Closing its massive patio for expansion renovations isn’t the only way that Parson’s Chicken and Fish is preparing for the cold weather. Land & Sea Dept.’s perennial summer hotspot also re-launched brunch service this week, which will be available everyday through the fall and winter. New menu items include migas with chicken and bacon chorizo, gaujillo salsa, crispy tortillas, scrambled eggs, chihuahua cheese, and avocado.
— And finally, Chicago magazine demystified much of the rules, regulations, and day-to-day process of city health inspectors in a ride-along column this week.