—The Hot Doug’s movie is nearly here, my friends. The documentary about the shutter of the dearly departed wonderland of encased meats, appropriately titled Hot Doug’s: The Movie, will premiere on June 21 at The Davis Theater in Lincoln Square. Tickets are on sale now for $10, which include a Q&A with Doug Sohn and the filmmakers afterwards. Watch the trailer and read more information on its official website.
—Get ready for a plethora of tortilla chips, cheese, and toppings at Chicago’s first nacho festival. Coming to Chop Shop in Wicker Park on June 25, Half Acre, Hub 51, and Whisk are the only participating restaurants announced for the festival so far. Tickets aren’t even on sale yet, according to its website, so stay tuned.
—More news from the Boka Group: The Kennison, Perennial Virant’s replacement at the Hotel Lincoln, announced its pastry chef. Maree Rogers is assuming two roles. She’ll still work at Momotaro and at the new Lincoln Park restaurant, according to reps. The forthcoming Lincoln Park restaurant, a collaboration with newly-formed 90/94 Restaurant Group, is slated to open as soon as this month.
—And more chef shuffle news: another major Chicago talent has made the move to Nashville. Chris Anderson, who was Moto’s executive chef after Homaro Cantu’s passing, is now running 1808 Grille in Music City, Eater Nashville reports. Anderson is the latest of many Chicago chefs and restaurants to flock to the booming food scene in Nashville.
—Popular Uptown spot Baker & Nosh, which closed in March in preparation to move to larger digs at 4600 N. Magnolia Ave., may not reopen there after all. Ownership is having fiscal problems, they said in a Facebook post, writing “we have also exhausted most avenues that we know of for funding. That being said, at some point, as business owners, we have to decide when it is time to pull the plug. Unfortunately, that time is coming up very quickly.” Stay tuned.
—And finally, another popular bakery and cafe is on the move. Lincoln Park’s Interurban Pastry Shop is heading to 1438 W. Cortland St. soon, ownership announced. The shop’s last day at 2008 N. Halsted St. is Monday, June 12. The reopening date hasn’t yet been announced.