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Joe Biden Crushed Spaghetti and Meatballs at This Chicago Restaurant

Plus, a controversial nightclub caused nearly five dozen 911 calls this year and more morning news

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Joe Biden with Rosebud management
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— Former VP Joe Biden added another notch to his list of Chicago restaurants. He ate spaghetti and meatballs at Rosebud on Rush on Tuesday night with his wife Jill, the Sun-Times reports, and left a $100 tip after being escorted to a nearby ATM to withdraw some cash. Biden’s previous experience with Chicago food includes Celeste’s fried chicken and Tony Mantuano’s Italian fare.

— Another sighting: Bill Murray ate at suburban temple to French fine dining George Trois last night — which is apparently four blocks away from the country club where Murray used to caddy — the restaurant posted on Facebook.

— Longtime Noble Square nightclub Evil Olive is still “voluntarily closed” following the shooting of its bouncer in late August. It could eventually reopen, however aldermen will hold a hearing to find out why it’s been the source of a whopping 57 calls to 911 this year alone and 351 since 2015, Block Club reports.

McDonald’s Headquarters Randolph Row restaurant unleashed a new round of international items, including poutine from Canada, a morning wrap from the UK that includes potato rosti (similar to hash browns), the “Angus Maestro Burger” from the Netherlands (which has two Angus beef patties seasoned with a steak and butter sauce and wild mustard sauce), and the “Hershey’s Cookies ‘N’ Crème McFlurry” from Latin America. More info is here.

— Acclaimed West Loop Spanish spot Salero is set to reopen tonight after last week’s electrical fire, executive chef Ashlee Aubin says. He also says it’ll have a brand new menu, aside from the restaurant’s signature paella.

— And finally, “Pizza City, USA” — Steve Dolinsky’s new book that’s been the impetus for the Hungry Hound’s many pizza tours, an extensive media blitz, and Twitter drama with critic Michael Nagrant and Piece Pizzeria — goes on sale for $24.95 tomorrow in stores and on Amazon. It opines on the 101 best pizza spots in the Chicago area and has a forward by Grant Achatz.


621 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661 (312) 466-1000 Visit Website

McDonald's West Loop

110 N. Carpenter Street, Chicago, IL Visit Website


1500 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 942-1117 Visit Website

George Trois

64 Green Bay Road, , IL 60093

Evil Olive

1551 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 235-9100 Visit Website