— A 36-year-old Philadelphia man allegedly ransacked the restaurant inside Chicago’s Trump Tower causing $10,000 in damage. The incident in question happened on the night of Monday, Oct. 2, according the Chicago police. Holdson Marceli was charged with a felony count of criminal damage between $10,000 and $100,000, according to the Tribune. He appeared in court last week. Sixteen is a Michelin-starred restaurant that recently had some plating problems.
—It looks like the fizz on pop tax has gone flat. The Cook County Board is ready to repeal the soda pop tax and change some rules on how county administrators can write rules to collect tax, ensuring new taxes have a specific goal and don’t hurt small businesses.
—Eight Chicago-area breweries scored medals at the Great American Beer Festival this weekend in Denver. Among them were On Tour Brewing, winning gold in the Maibock category for the Low Boy German lager and Best Very Small Brewing Company and Brewmaster of 2017. Tinley Park’s Hailstorm Brewing took gold in the American-style IPA category for Madness IPA. The Tribune has the full list of Chicago-area winners.
—A new Italian restaurant, Pazzo’s, is coming to South Loop in the former Jimmy Green’s Bar and Grill. It will join Taco Madre on the same block.
—Finally, Bridgeport’s The Duck Inn is serving up a daiquiri that’s proceeds will be donated to Puerto Rico relief. The cocktail is $10 and is called the Daiquiri Alivio and will be available indefinitely, DNAinfo reported.