— The Elston Avenue corridor is getting a corn maze with a hidden pop-up beer garden, three bars, food and drink and more. Jack’s Pumpkin Nights, from the people behind Christmas pop-up bar Frosty’s, will open October 5 on a two-acre plot at 1467 N. Elston Avenue, Block Club first reported. Its website promises “Chicago’s largest corn maze” in addition to the bars and food, plus carnival games and other entertainment. Tickets are on sale now via Tock and the pop-up will run until November 5.
— Replay Lincoln Park continues its run of pop-ups based on TV and movie comedies, this time planning to be a South Park-themed bar from September 28 through October 1. Its Facebook event page promises “themed drinks, crazy South Park-inspired events and activities,” and a “gigantic Halloween party to celebrate Satan’s Super Sweet 16.”
— Amanda Downing, one of Chicago’s top female chefs best known for her work at Rockit, is now the executive chef at Smoke Daddy Wrigleyville. She’s working on the barbecue and more at the the location inside the Hotel Zachary adjacent to Wrigley Field after most recently being the executive chef at Bistronomic.
— Adam Seger, the longtime acclaimed Chicago bartender who worked for United Airlines and Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, appeared in court last week in New Orleans stemming from his July arrest. Seger was charged with rape in connection with a 2015 incident. No news came from the court appearance and Seger, who is out on bond, is scheduled to appear again in court on December 15, according to Orleans Parish court records.
— And finally, NFL legends Randy Moss and Charles Woodson visited and filmed an ESPN segment at The Wiener’s Circle. The legendary and notoriously raunchy Lincoln Park hot dog stand posted a clip of the segment here and photos here.