— Sox Park, perhaps already the leader in craft beer selection at baseball stadiums, will add a bar from an iconic local brewery this season. The Revolution Brewing #SoxSocial Tap Room will open in a former private event space along the left field line and offer an array of unique beers including a rotating selection of the brewery’s “Hero” IPAs, a barrel-aged imperial oatmeal stout, and more, the Tribune reports. Revolution will also have an expanded presence elsewhere throughout the ballpark and the stadium will also offer Pipeworks, Off Color, and other acclaimed local breweries this year. The Sox’s hope opener is April 5 against the Detroit Tigers.
— The owner of a small group of Italian restaurants and wine bars in New York City alleges that the team behind recently-opened Lakeview spot Lago Wine Bar — who are two former employees of that group — copied “virtually every single design detail and element” and serves “virtually the same exact menu items,” according to a lawsuit filed in Illinois federal court that was reported by Law360. The NYC spots Passon & Passon owns include Aria, Cotenna, and Terra. Lauras Grigaliunas, one of Lago Wine Bar’s owners, told Law360 that they had a verbal agreement.
— Elizabeth will launch a Noma menu collaboration on May 1. Tickets, which run from $165 to $250, are available here.
— A new study in Food Truck Nation reinforces that Chicago is a very difficult climate to start and sustain a food truck business. The study, which was first noticed and elaborated on by The Reader, ranked Chicago 13th in the country overall. Check out the 64-page report here.
— And finally, one of Chicago’s most-acclaimed pizza restaurants — Nella Pizza e Pasta, which relocated from Lincoln Park to Hyde Park last fall — now serves weekend brunch. Check out the menu here, which includes a variety of interesting Italian egg dishes, pastries, breakfast pizzas, and panini.