— Get ready to try to stuff as many bowls of ramen in your belly as possible. Prolific local ramen chain Furious Spoon is bringing back its all-you-can-eat-ramen challenge for the entire month of July at all locations during all business hours, and prizes are involved. The record is six bowls from its first time running the promotion last September, Chicagoist reports. Check out the barrage of comment, memes, and shares on Facebook. And click here for rules and details.
— The Kennison, the new restaurant from Boka Restaurant Group and 90/94 Restaurant Group that’s replacing Perennial Virant in the Hotel Lincoln, will open to the public next week. July 6 is its official opening date and the Tribune has menu details. More intel to come.
— Lettuce Entertain You will launch its second virtual restaurant out of the Intro Chicago/Naoki Sushi space — and this one will deliver poke. ASAP Poke will offer the trendy Hawaiian raw fish bowls and rolls for delivery only starting July 11, according to a news release and multiple reports. This follows Lucky Dumpling, the group’s delivery and carry-out-only Chinese restaurant that also operates out of the overall space in Lincoln Park. There’s still no word on if and when Intro, the critically-acclaimed concept-changing restaurant, will reopen for dine-in.
— Eaters can now get Hot Doug’s sausages delivered to their door. Four varieties of Doug Sohn’s frozen encased meats complete with toppings recipes, made at and with help from Paulina Meat Market, are now available on Peapod, according to the Tribune. They’re also available in the market.
— Line-inducing Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams will offer free ice cream on customers’ birthdays at all locations starting July 4. Valid ID is required for a gratis single, standard, or trio-size ice cream in a cup or cone.
— And finally, Michelin-starred brewpub Band of Bohemia now serves foie gras popsicles during dinner service — and they may become available all year round with seasonal adjustments. DNAinfo has more details on the unique dessert.