— The Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame announced its 2018 inductees: John Hogan (River Roast) is chef of the year; Mindy Segal (Mindy’s Hot Chocolate) is pastry chef of the year, and Fred Hoffman (Ala Carte Entertainment) is industry leader. The trio will be honored at the Palmer House Hilton on February 17, where general admission tickets cost $150. Previous inductees include Tony Mantuano, Stephanie Izard, Graham Elliot, Paul Kahan, Rick Bayless, Rich Melman, and Carrie Nahabedian.
— Next launched its latest iteration over the weekend, French Cuisine Classique. Ticket prices begin at $135 and top out at $205. Check out its announcement video below.
— Mythos Greek Taverna, the longtime Ravenswood neighborhood restaurant that closed at the beginning of January, is back open with a new focus on street food. Check out its new menu below, which centers on pita wraps, platters, and still has flaming saganaki.
— Demolition of the famous Rock ‘N’ Roll McDonald’s is underway, and Curbed Chicago has photo evidence.
— And finally, Stephanie Izard and Honey Butter Fried Chicken will start selling a limited-edition collaboration sandwich at the Avondale restaurant on January 23. The “Girl and the Chicken” sandwich tops Honey Butter’s fried chicken strips with Izard’s “This Little Goat Went to Korea” sauce, pickled fresno chilies and pickled red onions. It’ll be available until January 28 for $11, with $1 of proceeds from each going to Pilot Light.