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Chicago Hot Dog Icon Vienna Beef Opens a History Museum

Plus, the Gold Coast gets a new seafood restaurant and bar tomorrow and more intel

The Vienna Beef History Museum is inside its factory store and cafe on Damen Avenue
Facebook/The Vienna Beef Factory Store & Deli

— Chicago hot dog and sausage icon Vienna Beef celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, and as part of the festivities it unveils a history museum today at its flagship factory store and cafe at 2501 N. Damen Avenue in Bucktown. The museum, which is free to visit, is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and offers a range of meaty exhibits including a meat grinder from 1859, an array of memorabilia, and a gold-plated cocktail frankfurter. Check out more in a video tour on ABC7, and look out for more anniversary events later this summer.

— The Gold Coast gets a new seafood-centric restaurant and bar tomorrow when Juniper Spirits & Oysters opens in Claridge House, the rebranded Hotel Indigo at 1244 N. Dearborn Parkway. Stay tuned for more coverage.

— The infamous Wrigleyville Taco Bell, which is slated to close soon at 1111 W. Addison Street to become a climbing gym, was the site of a stabbing early Tuesday morning, according to multiple reports. The incident was reportedly between an employee and manager over a woman.

— Rhiannon, the Fleetwood Mac popup bar at The Rookery in West Town, is now open Thursdays too “due to massive demand,” a news release states. The popup runs until June 17.

— And finally, Green City Market, Chicago’s largest farmer’s market, returns to Wrigleyville tomorrow, May 31 at Gallagher Way next to Wrigley Field. The market will include an array of chef demos, prepared food vendors, live music and more every Thursday from 4 until 8 p.m. every Thursday until September 20.

Vienna Beef Factory Store & Cafe

2501 North Damen Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 435-2309 Visit Website

The Rookery

2109 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (503) 222-7673 Visit Website

Wrigley Field

, Chicago, IL 60613