—Chicago police have issued a warning to food delivery drivers following a pair of armed robberies on Sunday on the North Side. Two men robbed the delivery drivers, taking food and $120 while brandishing a gun, reported Crime in Wrigleyville + Boystown. They also crashed a stolen car. The incidents happened in the North Center, Lakeview, and Ravenswood neighborhoods.
—Tipsy Cow Cantina, the replacement for BeefBelly, 4800 N. Central Avenue in Jefferson Park, will open on December 8. It’s from the same owners of Brgrbelly. Check out the menu below. They’ve shed the gourmet Italian beef concept for Mexican food.
—B’el Bar + Kitchen, the new restaurant in Avondale from the owners of Reed’s Local — the dive bar up the street — is now offering weekend brunch. Check out the menu below. The restaurant opened in August inside the former Dragon Lady Lounge at 3188 N. Elston Avenue. They’re still featuring comfort foods, as evidenced by the meatloaf breakfast sandwich.
—An apartment listing pinned to a community bulletin board at Jackalope Coffee & Tea House in Bridgeport has caused a small stir on social media. It lists an apartment in Douglas Park, the neighborhood where Lagunitas Brewing Company built its Chicago home in 2012. Many people had never heard of Douglas Park until their brewery visits. Instead of listing the space inside the Marshall Boulevard Apartments as residing in Douglas Park, the listing bizarrely invents a new neighborhood, calling it “Lagunitasville.” That could be construed as a slap in the face by ignoring the locals who established the area before the brewer arrived in town. Social media pointed out how the listing is peak gentrification, but someone at the coffeeshop decided to share an opinion on the ad itself. That person wrote: “This is so colonial,” and “This is a neighborhood, not a playground.” Gentrification can start out innocently enough, as many folks in Pilsen would like to remind Chicago. Check out the ad below.