— After previously getting into the virtual restaurant scene with Seaside’s, Lettuce Entertain You now has another delivery and takeout-only spot: the critical darling concept-changing Intro. The restaurant is now Lucky Dumpling, a temporary extension of its previous dim sum iteration which serves Chinese food to go and delivered, as LEYE is “still working on what will be coming up next at Intro,” a rep says. Check out the menu here, which includes potstickers, noodles, soups, orange chicken, and more. Naoki Sushi is still open as usual inside the space in Lincoln Park, and the rep adds to “stay tuned for what’s next at Intro.”
— Eaters who miss the dearly departed Swedish Bakery can now get goods by its lead baker at a different restaurant. Alphonso Aquillar, who worked at the Andersonville landmark for 36 of its 88 years, is now running the bakery operations at brunch star m.henry, DNAinfo reports, and has added some new items to its menu.
— Marshall’s Landing, the new all-day restaurant and workplace lounge from DMK Restaurants inside the Merchandise Mart, will open to the public on June 9, a rep says.
— 5 Rabbit Cerveceria is the subject of a $220,000 lawsuit alleging that the brewery’s ownership didn’t pay back a loan, according to Cook County Record. This isn’t the first time the popular brewery’s ownership has been in the news for legal issues.
— Renzell, the restaurant ratings system that’s trying to compete with Michelin, has released a preview of its 2018 rankings for Chicago. Grace, which took the top spot in January, currently holds the top spots again in most categories, while Next, Girl & the Goat, Owen & Engine, and Acadia are leading one category each. Check it out here and play with the dropdowns to see different categories. The site will officially release this year’s full rankings in September.
— A bevy of Chicago’s top chefs and bartenders are getting together for the annual Chef’s Playground event on June 9 at the Art Institute, including Rick Bayless, Paul Kahan, Tony Mantuano, Diana Davila, Katsuji Tanabe, Jimmy Papadopoulos, Paul McGee, Jason Vincent, Lee Wolen, and many many more. Tickets cost $250 ($375 VIP) and are available here.
— And finally, some sad news: Saturday is the last day of venerable Joe Boston’s Italian Beef. Ownership announced in early May that it would close after 68 years in business at Chicago and Grand but stayed open a little longer after customers flocked there following the news.