— After two days of closing early because they were running out of items, Steingold’s of Chicago is taking the long weekend to regroup. The new North Center deli will remain shuttered until 10 a.m. Tuesday. A Facebook post read that they need more supplies and staff. Steingold’s opened on Wednesday, and sold-out of things like pastrami. The Jewish-ish deli (yes, they serve bacon) only opened for three hours on Thursday.
— The first round of tickets of Eataly’s second-annual SeptemberFest go onsale this morning. But the Italian wonderland’s hype machine is mum on to how much tickets will cost for the all-you-can-eat bacchanalia held this year on Sept. 29. Details will be posted between 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. today via Facebook, according to Eataly. Last year, tickets sold out in less than 48 hours. This year’s. lineup includes 10 Chicago restaurants. Matthias Merges is bringing his Yusho brand back for the night. Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Big Star, and Fat Rice will also participate. The Tribune has more details.
— Wicker Park’s veggie-frendly restaurant, Clever Rabbit, has launched weekend brunch. The menu includes items such as avocado pancakes and a gai lan bowl (Chinese broccoli, Anson Mills rice, salt & pepper tofu, fermented soy beans soy-pickled egg). They’ll mix brunch cocktails including a Bloody Mary featuring mezcal. Service extends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Read the full menu below.
— Colectivo Coffee is opening a second Chicago location, as the Milwaukee-based coffee chain follows up on its popular Lincoln Park shop (it features a large patio). A spokeswoman said they’ll open in December at 2293 N. Milwaukee Ave. Check out the rendering if the space below. The new spot will also have a patio.
— In steak news, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises’ Nacional 27, the group’s Nuevo Latino restaurant and club has added some beef to its menu. The River North spot has added a steak section. The beef is prepared in six different ways, crossing Peruvian, Cuban, Brazilian, Mexican, and Argentinian methods. Check out the menu and more info on LEYE’s website.