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Hawaiian Activists Plan Two More Aloha Poke Protests in Chicago This Week

Plus, Trump Tower’s new restaurant rolls out brunch and more intel

Aloha Poke Co. Aloha Poke Co. [Official Photo]

Aloha Poke locations in Chicago are bracing for more protests this week in the wake of the viral controversy stemming from the Chicago-based chain’s sending of cease-and-desist letters to other businesses around the country that have “aloha poke” in their names. Despite the chain’s explanation and apology for its legal actions, protests began on Friday outside its Loop headquarters and continued Sunday with a rally workshop at Amundsen High School Auditorium at 5110 N. Damen Avenue. A march will gather at 10:30 a.m. this morning at Millennium Monument at 201 E. Randolph Street and culminates with a rally outside Revival Food Hall, which houses an Aloha Poke location at 125 S. Clark Street, from noon until 1 p.m. A “peaceful rally” will take place on Wednesday, August 13, at the Lincoln Park location at 818 W. Fullerton Avenue from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the Chicago Tribune’s editorial board attempts to explain the chain’s legal actions, calling it “standard behavior in the business world.”

— It’s time to find out if a new brunch service will drive more eaters to the Trump Tower. Terrace 16, Sixteen’s more casual replacement in River North, kicked off Sunday brunch over the weekend with a menu that includes fried chicken and grits, potato hash with duck confit and a duck egg, and other brunch staples.

— Former Longman & Eagle, Haywood Tavern, and The Shelby chef Rodney Staton has landed as chef de cuisine at The Bristol following The Shelby’s June shutter in Humboldt Park. Staton, who is working alongside executive chef Todd Stein at the Bucktown staple, has added smoked labneh, Nichol’s Farm summer squash and cherry tomatoes with Za’atar spices to the menu, according to a Facebook announcement.

— Shots were fired Thursday night outside popular Albany Park paleteria La Michoacana Premium. Thankfully no one was hurt from the gunshots but one connected with its window, Block Club reports.

— Leung’s Chinese has shuttered at 5713 W. Irving Park Road, the Six Corners Neighbors Facebook page reports.

— And finally, essential Logan Square cocktail bar The Whistler will hold a tribute to Mr. Rogers on Wednesday night, August 15, with a Mr. Rogers cover band and a stage modeled after the set of the iconic children’s show. Also look for a Field Museum pop-up with glass dioramas inspired by museum exhibits and cocktails “based off of ancient ingredients and old-aged drinking” throughout September.

Aloha Poke Co.

50 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, , DC 20002 (202) 863-0405 Visit Website

The Shelby

8445 West 3rd Street, , CA 90048 (323) 424-3230

Aloha Poke Co

843 West Belmont Avenue, , IL 60657 (872) 817-7300 Visit Website

The Bristol

2152 North Damen Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 862-5555 Visit Website

La Michoacana

1074 Bear Creek Boulevard, , GA 30228 (770) 707-8334 Visit Website

The Whistler

2421 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 227-3530 Visit Website

Terrace 16

401 North Wabash Avenue, , IL 60611 (312) 588-8030 Visit Website

Revival Food Hall

125 South Clark Street, , IL 60603 (312) 278-3040 Visit Website