— Eaters around the country can now get White Castle sliders, chicken rings, and more delivered to their homes, workplaces, or elsewhere. The fast-food chain rolled out delivery nationwide this week via Grubhub, joining McDonald’s and other chains that now deliver. And White Castle also is taking Valentine’s Day reservations on Open Table, in case someone wants to put a chicken ring on it this February 14.
— Lyft will roll out a clever marketing scheme next week — its own beer. The ride-sharing company announced a partnership with local brewery Baderbrau to brew, can and serve Five Star Lager in bars, the Tribune first reported, and the beer also comes with discounts on rides in order to target inebriated customers in need of rides. Expect it to be available in 10 local bars starting January 19 and in 20-to-30 bars “in the coming months.”
— The redevelopment of the landmark Morton Salt industrial complex at 1357 N. Elston Avenue “could take on a culinary focus thanks to new restaurants, an indoor market, event space, and possibly a cooking school,” Curbed Chicago reports.
— A Chicago deep freeze has wreaked havoc on The Radler, as the Logan Square German bar and eatery has been closed since New Year’s Eve due to its burst water main, and it may stay closed for multiple more weeks. A Facebook post estimates a reopening around the first or second week of February.
— And finally, downtown workers, tourists, and residents can now get breakfast tacos at one of Chicago’s best coffeeshop chains. Intelligentsia’s Millennium Park coffee bar at 53 E. Randolph Street partnered with Cemitas Puebla to serve four flavors of breakfast tacos for $3.50-4.50 each: carne asada, chorizo, veggie, and bean; and they all come with egg and cheese on a flour tortilla. They’re only available Fridays through Sundays from 8 a.m. until they run out.