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Top Restaurants Selling Cookies For Planned Parenthood, Double Door Fight Continues, More Intel

Plus, the Chicago Pizza Summit is returning

Double Door isn’t leaving Wicker Park without a fight

—Eaters will be able to support Planned Parenthood and eat cookies baked by some of Chicago’s best restaurants. Parachute, Giant, Lula Cafe, Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Floriole, and Bad Hunter are just a few that are contributing cookies to the cause, the Tribune reports, a box of which costs $75 and all proceeds go to Planned Parenthood of Illinois. Order them here through Feb. 24 (or until they sell out).

—Although it has officially been locked out and evicted from its longtime Wicker Park space, legendary music club and bar Double Door is still fighting. Owners Sean Mulroney and Joe Shanahan released a statement yesterday, according to many, many reports, saying that "Double Door has tendered January and February rent payments on three separate occasions, all of which [landlord Brian] Strauss has refused to accept. In the interest of protecting both employees and performers at Double Door, we attempted to craft a deal to guarantee our residency through June of 2017." But Strauss’ lawyer rebuts that claim, telling DNAinfo that the court ordered the club to post an appeal bond — which they didn’t do — which would have allowed it to stay open longer. The club is still hoping to reopen at a new location in Logan Square.

—In other news related to Double Door owner Sean Mulroney, his pizza place in Wicker Park, Santullo’s Eatery, remains closed. Although Mulroney told Eater in January that the closure was for a renovation and remodeling, DNAinfo reports that an employee walkout, initially caused by payment issues and a manager suffering facial burns from faulty equipment, is the real reason. Mulroney tells the publication that some of the employees were causing problems, however, including discrepancies with hours worked and loss of food and drink product. There’s still no word on a reopening.

—In happier pizza news, the Chicago Pizza Summit, which held its inaugural event last April with a keynote speech by Andrew W.K., is returning to Chop Shop with two sessions on April 9. The event is in conjunction with Old Style beer and Empty Bottle presents, and $35 tickets will go on sale via the Empty Bottle website on Feb. 9 at noon. They sold out in less than an hour last year.

Chicago Pizza Summit 2016

—People that dined at Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, ENO Wine Room, or any other Intercontinental Hotel restaurant or bar and paid by credit card between Aug. 1 and Dec. 15 should check their statements. That’s because a data breach hit the hotel chain’s dining and drinking outlets across the country, the Tribune reports.

—And finally, if owning an old-school bath house that sells pierogi, vodka and more is appealing to you, now’s your chance. That’s because Crain’s reports that the Chicago Sweatlodge 3500 N. Cicero Ave. is on the real estate market for a cool $2.1 million.


505 Michigan Avenue, , IL 60611 (312) 321-8738 Visit Website

Chicago Sweatlodge

3500 N Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60641 (773) 202-1777

Double Door

1572 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 489-3160 Visit Website

Michael Jordan's Steak House Chicago

505 North Michigan Avenue, , IL 60611 (312) 321-8823 Visit Website

Santullo's Eatery

1943 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 227-7960 Visit Website

Chop Shop

2033 West North Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 537-4440 Visit Website