—The acclaimed chef father-and-son Bannos duo have given Mag Mile tourists and workers an intriguing new breakfast option starting this morning. The Purple Pig, an Eater 38 restaurant, rolls out weekday morning service today at a new breakfast counter, the Tribune reported. Dishes include a foie gras, truffle sausage, egg and membrillo sandwich on English muffin; as well as breakfast piadinas with house-cured sausage and bacon, pastries, and Counter Culture Coffee drinks. Hours are 8:00 until 10:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.
—Beauty Bar has settled its nearly-two-year tax dispute with Cook County over whether its live DJ performances are “live cultural performances,” according to a news release. The dispute stems from the county targeting Beauty Bar and similar establishments by not counting its shows as those types of performances — as a hearing officer said "rap music, country music, and rock 'n' roll do not fall under the purview of ‘fine art’” — and hitting the Noble Square bar/salon hybrid with nearly $200,000 worth of amusement taxes. Ownership, which followed by covering its windows with the phrase “fine art” and a manicured middle finger and then organizing a rally at the tax hearing, believes the county will now “revisit and reform its stance.” Terms were not disclosed.
—Another Chicago spot has expanded to Nashville. Arcade bar and restaurant Headquarters Beercade is now open in Music City, and Eater Nashville has photos. Parson’s Chicken & Fish and Sunda are also opening locations in the Tennessee urban jewel, and multiple Chicago chefs, such as Ryan Poli, have also made the move.
—The growing America’s Dog local chain, which has designs on a major expansion, has rolled out new menu items under its new name America’s Dog & Burger. Its new menu features eight burgers, sandwiches, salads, and more. The four-restaurant chain, which debuted on Navy Pier in 1996, hopes to open 30 new locations in Chicagoland in the next few years and 70 restaurants across the U.S. within five.