—One of Chicago’s most popular bakeries, Baker & Nosh in Uptown, closed its original location yesterday at 1303 W. Wilson Ave. as it preps to move to 4600 N. Magnolia Ave., which is slated to open in late April. The relocated shop will be larger (2,000 square-feet and 50 seats), include an outdoor patio, more grab-and-go items, and a La Colombe draft latte station. A second location, at 5600 N. Ridge Ave. in Edgewater, is slated to open in the summer.
—Au Cheval didn’t just have a wait to get in yesterday, it also reportedly had waits for food — thanks to basketball superstar LeBron James. James, whose Cavaliers play the Bulls at the United Center on Thursday night, was at Brendan Sodikoff’s diner-esque burger phenom yesterday, according to a tweet by Crains’ Peter Frost that was picked up by Time Out Chicago. Neither James nor the restaurant confirmed his appearance, with James tweeting yesterday “Great workout, Great lunch, now time for Great nap! Trifecta!”—which Boka chef Lee Wolen replied to saying “@KingJames , you should probably eat @BokaChicago for dinner!”
@KingJames , you should probably eat @BokaChicago for dinner!— Lee Wolen (@leewolen) March 28, 2017
—You’ll once again be able to sip drinks and nosh on hors d’ouevres inside one of the countries most renowned American homes next month. That’s when weekly happy hours will return to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House at 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., happening every Friday evening in April from 5-7 p.m., Curbed reports. Tickets cost $30 and are available here.
—CPS high school seniors this week were awarded more than $236K in scholarships and opportunities to attend local and national culinary schools, according to a news release. Two students in particular — Martinique Thompson and Mirabeli Benitez — are names to watch after winning scholarships in a cooking competition judged by noteworthy chefs including Jason Vincent and Austin Baker.
—Virgin Hotel Chicago isn’t the only spot to recently dump Bow Truss as its coffee provider. All five Kanela Breakfast Clubs are also, which will switch to La Colombe. The restaurants will give away free coffee and hold raffles on April 18 in conjunction with the switch.
—The ninth annual Baconfest once again happens at UIC Forum this Friday and Saturday, and tickets for the heart-stopping extravaganza are available here.
—And finally, longtime West Loop Italian restaurant La Luce may be sadly closed, but it can live on in your home or office thanks to an auction next week that includes its sign and other items from the restaurant and the building, which is slated for demolition. DNAinfo has more details.