— Rick Bayless is the next prominent chef to serve food at the home of the Cubs. Starting Thursday, July 19 until July 26, Bayless and his Frontera staff’s menu features hatch green chile tacos, carnitas tacos, toto elotes, Frontera guacamole, and “Mexico Calling” lager from Cruz Blanca for the next installment of the Wrigley Field chef series. Look for it at the Sheffield Corner space in right field.
— Lincoln Park is slated to be the next Chicago neighborhood to get a boozy Taco Bell. A community meeting is on the docket for July 24 for a proposed Taco Bell Cantina at 2407 N. Clark Street, a space that used to house Ponzu Sushi. Since America’s original boozy bell opened in Wicker Park in 2015 more have popped up in the Loop, Streeterville, and another is coming to Logan Square.
— Next month Chicago is getting a popup exhibition called the wndr museum which will feature, in addition to Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms, some interesting food experiences. Among those are an “edible cloud” prototype which lets people taste a variety of traditional food and drink in cloud form, which former Moto executive chef Richie Farina will help with. Tickets and more information for the popup at 1130 W. Monroe Street, which starts August 17, are available here.
— New ownership has taken over former Lakeview mainstay J.P. Burke’s Tap and a new concept is slated to open in the space at 2913 N. Lincoln Avenue “in the next few weeks,” according to social media, but there’s no word yet who or what it will be. The bar shuttered in January after five years in business.
— And finally, organizers of the second annual Taste of Black Chicago have revealed a partial list food vendors for this year’s fest, coming to 7351 S. Stony Island Avenue on August 18. They include Brown Sugary Bakery, Luella’s Southern Cuisine, Royal Caribbean Jerk Cuisine, and many more.