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Stephanie Izard Has a New Cookbook Coming

Plus, a popular Boystown spot changes hands and more intel

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Stephanie Izard fans and home cooks should mark April 3 on their calendars. That’s when the goat queen will release a new cookbook, named “Gather & Graze,” which is filled with recipes including banh mi burgers and duck breast with brown butter kimchi. It’s available for preorder now on Amazon and via Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, the Tribune first reported.

— A popular Boystown restaurant is changing ownership on February 1, which could also mean more arcade bars are coming. Lark, the reconcepted Halsted’s Bar + Grill, was sold to the owners of nearby Kit Kat Lounge, a news release states. Ownership “has decided to focus our efforts on the Replay, Hydrate and Elixir brands, including expanding our offerings at our Andersonville and Lakeview locations, while also exploring opportunities to expand Replay into other neighborhoods of the city.”

Fat Rice is getting comical for Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year, where the Macanese powerhouse will release house-made fortune cookies filled with fortunes written by the people behind the Cards Against Humanity card game. The Tribune has more.

Booth One, Lettuce Entertain You’s revamp of the Pump Room space, is now open for lunch every weekday. Check out the menu here.

Shots were fired towards popular Wicker Park restaurant/bar/event venue Chop Shop last night. Ownership says that police on the scene told them the shooting was “random.” No one was injured and it closed early, but reopened for regular hours this morning.

— And finally, after changing ownership late last year, historic River North steakhouse Chicago Chop House has released a new menu too. New dishes include a 24-ounce dry-aged tomahawk ribeye ($89) and an American “Mishima Reserve” Wagyu (cuts start at $65). The full menu is below.

Replay Beer & Bourbon

3439 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 975-9244

Lark

3441 North Halsted Street, , IL 60657 (773) 799-8968 Visit Website

Chicago Chop House

60 West Ontario Street, , IL 60654 (312) 552-7729 Visit Website

Booth One

1301 North State Parkway, , IL 60610 (312) 649-0535 Visit Website

Replay Beer & Bourbon

5358 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640 (773) 654-1369 Visit Website

Fat Rice

2957 West Diversey Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 661-9170 Visit Website

Replay Lincoln Park

2833 North Sheffield Avenue, , IL 60657 (773) 665-5660 Visit Website

Chop Shop

2033 West North Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 537-4440 Visit Website

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