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A Logan Square Brunch Favorite May Move + More Intel

Plus, Gurnee Mills is revamping its suburban food court

Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

— One of Chicago's best breakfast/brunch restaurants may be moving. Michelin Bib Gourmand-winning Jam has been 3057 W. Logan Blvd. in Logan Square. But a landlord dispute could displace them. the restaurant’s first location was in Wicker Park. There’s a “for lease” sign up in the window, as there’s a squabble about rent. DNAinfo has the details. Chef Jeff Mauro (not to be confused with the man behind Pork & Mindy’s) has been crafting some of Chicago’s best breakfast foods for years.

— The owners of Buona Beef are claiming that all’s well with their union after issuing a news release declaring the Chicago-area mini chain has reached a labor agreement. Earlier this month, a video showing Buona Beef's Joseph Buonavolanto and Jim Buonavolanto confronting union members at the suburban Berwyn restaurant led to police charging the pair with battery. Chicago Building and Construction Trades Council have come to an agreement after two weeks of protests. The disagreement was over Buona’s usage of union-affiliated contractors.

— Suburban shoppers in Lake County should take note: Gurnee Mills is renovating and the facelift includes work to the food court, reported The Daily Herald. The $6 million project includes updating the look for the "Dine-O-Rama" food court. Attracting shoppers via new food courts seems like an initiative for mall managements. Earlier this year, Woodfield Mall management announced their own food court renovations in suburban Schaumburg.

— While Chicagoans await what Carson’s, The Place For Ribs will do in Streeterville, there’s news on the Edgewater parcel that once housed of their flagship restaurants. Starbucks appears to be taking over the parcel at 5970 N. Ridge Ave., reported Edgeville Buzz. Carson’s spent more than a decade at the 22,000-square-foot parcel. Starbucks wants to build a drive-thru location, hoping to capitalize on high-traffic counts at Clark and Ridge.

— In pop-up news, there’s quite an assemblage of chefs cooking Indian food next month a Daisies, Logan Square’s Midwest-style pasta restaurant. The pop-up was meant to be, as demonstrated by its pun-packed name: “Desi at Daisies” — a “desi” is a colloquial term for an American-born South Asian. Rupum Bhagat of Dum in San Francisco; Pushkar Marathe and Andrew Zimmerman of Sepia; Marisa Paolillo of Mango Pickle; and Zeeshan Shah and Yoshi Yamada of Bombay Breakdown are on the lineup for quite a meal. The dinner is at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 and tickets cost $55. There’s an optional wine pairing ($25). Get tickets here.

Mango Pickle

5842 North Broadway, , IL 60660 (773) 944-5555 Visit Website


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Woodfield Mall

5 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 330-0220 Visit Website


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