— For the third time in less than three years, a brewery is coming to a Northwest Side space. Local beer-maker Twisted Hippo has signed a lease to take over the former Finch Kitchen and Breakroom Brewery space at 2925 W. Montrose Avenue, the Sun-Times reported first, and ownership — who still hasn’t responded to multiple inquiries — hopes to open it sometime this year. Breakroom Brewery closed in May 2016, and Finch Kitchen took over the space soon after but also closed the following December. A fourth brewery — Ravinia Brewing Co. — announced it was taking over the space in May 2017 but apparently that didn’t work out. Will it work out for Twisted Hippo?
— A new delivery-only restaurant group, in partnership with Stefani Signature Restaurants, has launched in Chicago. Upgraze currently delivers eight types of food and drink, including Mexican, poke, and Jeni’s ice cream.
— The 42 Grams documentary is now available for streaming on Netflix.
— Some local restaurants extended their Chicago Restaurant Week deals until February 9-11 to coincide with Chicago Theater Week. Check out the list of those restaurants here.
— And finally, the lineup for this year’s barbecue and country music festival Windy City Smokeout is out. Out-of-town restaurants include Pappy’s Smokehouse, The Salt Lick, and Rodney Scott BBQ. Musical acts include Brett Eldredge and Brothers Osborne. Check out the full lineups here and here.