— His airness opens his first spot in the suburbs today, officially giving Oak Brook a Michael Jordan’s Restaurant. The restaurant, located in the Oak Brook 22 office and retail complex at 1225 W. 22nd Street, is a little different than his steakhouses on the Mag Mile, in Connecticut and Washington state: Its menu has steak but also focuses on Southern dishes including shrimp hush puppies and a pork chop sandwich. The large space includes a 90-seat bar, multiple private dining rooms, and more than 100 photos of MJ, according to a news release. A grab-and-go addition, MJ’s Coffee Bar and Market, is also slated to open there “in the coming weeks.”
— Get ready for another acclaimed fast-casual salad-focused chain. Honeygrow, the popular Philadelphia-based operation, will unveil its first Chicago restaurant on Aug. 4 at 179 N. Morgan St. in Fulton Market, according to a rep. Its menus include a variety of stir-fry and salads, with flavors that run from Asian to regional at the different locations. Check out a rendering of its interior below.
— After closing suddenly on June 5, two-Michelin-starred 42 Grams is selling off its furniture, glass and dishware, and much more in what co-owner Alexa Walsh terms “a cozy home goods retail store” on Facebook. Check out a photo of the available items below.
— Jason Vincent’s tiny Eater 38 restaurant Giant gets bigger tomorrow. That’s when the Logan Square restaurant officially unveils its back patio, which adds 22 more seats as well as makes the wait for a table a little easier. A photo of it is below.
— “Insatiable: The Homaro Cantu Story,” the documentary about the deceased Chicago modernist chef icon, becomes available to stream on Digital HD and to purchase on DVD tomorrow. Purchasing information and the trailer are on the website; an interview with the filmmaker is here.
— And finally, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel chatted with “The Hungry Hound” Steve Dolinsky about the Chicago food scene, food tourism in Chicago, the James Beard Awards, and more at HaiSous and Don Pedro Carnitas in Pilsen via ABC7.