—Lettuce Entertain You is opening a new restaurant — only you won’t be able to eat inside of it. That’s because Seaside, which shares its kitchen with Oyster Bah in Lincoln Park (reps say it will have "no designated space"), will be delivery- and carryout-only when it opens on March 13. Check out the full menu and more info on its website, which features fried chicken, ribs, lobster, and a variety of sides.
—Soon you’ll be able to attempt lauded chef Bill Kim’s recipes at home. The UrbanBelly and BellyQ chef/owner is working on a cookbook, according to a news release, titled Korean BBQ: Kung Fu Style. It’s slated for release in spring 2018.
—As the Alinea Group prepares to open an Aviary in NYC, the Trib takes a look inside its warehouse above Next and The Aviary in Fulton Market that houses the group’s "museum of serviceware." Noteworthy items inside the storage spot include lunchboxes from Next’s childhood menu and many many more interesting tidbits.
—McDonald’s will launch mobile ordering, mobile pay, and curbside pickup late this year at all its US locations, according to multiple reports, joining other chains implementing the technology including Starbucks and Chick-fil-A. The system has been in the works for nearly a year.
—A relic of the Loop’s bar scene will retire on March 10. Michael Gorman, who has worked behind the bar at Miller’s Pub (134 S. Wabash Ave.) for 43 years, is hanging up his vest before this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities after nearly a half-century making drinks in The Loop. CBS2 chatted with Gorman about his many unique experiences.
—Eyewitnesses report that a car ran into venerable Lincoln Square tavern and eatery Red Lion Pub on Friday, but the bar persevered and didn’t close. A sign appeared outside reading "you can smash our windows but you can’t beat our fish & chips."
—And finally, the new Barraco’s Cafe in Beverly (2105 W. 95th Street) served drinks last week — which is a big deal because that stretch of the neighborhood had been dry since the 1920s, DNAinfo reports. The location of the local chain has reportedly already been selling food for three weeks.