A nearly 50-year-old late night Division Street staple is closed
Longtime Division Street greasy spoon Five Faces Ice Cream closed yesterday at 10 W. Division Street after 48 years in business, an employee confirmed in a phone call. First opened in 1971, the cash-only late-night counter restaurant was an essential spot for late-night eats on the Division Street bar strip, with staff slinging Chicago hot dogs, gyros, ice cream, and more until 5 a.m. seven days per week. As news of the impending closure spread, some beat a path to Five Faces for one last dog or cone. On Facebook, a longtime customer wrote, “Thank you for the great memories! Last day of Five Faces on Division! Glad I was there for the last time!”
Little Village’s Latin speakeasy-style cocktail bar announces opening date
Latin Little Village speakeasy-style bar Osito’s Tap, from the owners of family-owned Moreno’s Liquors, has an opening date: service starts at noon on November 16. Owners promise live mariachi music, food trucks, tapped beers, and more in a Facebook post. Moreno first announced the project last spring and initially planned for a summer opening.
Wicker Park’s Cafe Cancale to host two lauded Milwaukee chefs for one night
One Off Hospitality group’s popular French hotspot Cafe Cancale will host chefs and neighbors to the north Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Rite of Milwaukee restaurants Fauntleroy, DanDan, and EsterEv for a one-night “Frenchish” pop-up on November 4. Reservations are first come, first serve, and menu items will include savory funnel cake with Iron Grate ham and pickled mustard seed; salmon rillettes with hash brown, fennel, and dill; and chicken wings with vadouvan curry and cucumber yogurt sauce. Jacobs previously cooked in Chicago restaurants and the pair make somewhat frequent guest appearances in the Windy City.
United Airlines to offer vegan food items on flights
And finally, United Airlines announced that it plans to up its in-flight dining game by releasing new vegan and plant-based dishes in 2020, CNBC reported. The airlines’ executive chef Gerry Gulli plans to offer items such as red beet hummus with roasted vegetables; roasted curry cauliflower with whipped hummus and pomegranate; and vegan stuffed grape leaf with yogurt. United joins other companies such as Turkish Airlines, Air New Zealand, Emirates, and Aegean in pushing for healthier in-air food options.