— Eaters near the North and Clybourn corridor have lost a daytime favorite. Kingsbury Street Cafe, popular for its pancakes and other daytime dishes at 1523 N. Kingsbury Street, is closed for good, the restaurant’s voicemail confirms. It had been open since 2011.
— Meanwhile, down in the Financial District, another daytime restaurant has shuttered. Caffe Baci’s 231 S. LaSalle Street location closed after service on June 29 after 26 years in business. Its other locations, including up the street at 2 N. LaSalle Street, remain open.
— The minimum wage rose to $12 an hour in Chicago and $11 an hour in the rest of Cook County on Sunday, and the Tribune looks at how the incremental hikes affect local restaurants.
— The Chicago Police Department forced many Boystown bars to close early after the Pride parade on June 24, the Reader reports. Meanwhile, the majority of Wrigleyville bars nearby were allowed to remain open until their scheduled closing time on the night the Cubs won the World Series in 2016, leading the paper to wonder if there is a double standard.
— After Lincoln Park icon Bricks pizza’s shutter over the weekend, owner Bill Brandt renamed its North Center sibling from Big Bricks to just Bricks. Brandt, in a news release, justified the closing by saying “the building is 125 years old and our sales can’t justify staying there.”
— And finally, downtown eaters can try Beyond Meat’s meatless bratwurst beginning today when M Burger starts serving them at all five of its locations. Lettuce Entertain You’s fast-casual burger chain serves them with arugula, grilled or raw onions, and whole grain or Dijon mustard for $6.79.