One of Chicago’s hottest restaurants reopens today after gas line problems
Chicago vegans and island cocktail drinkers are getting their hotspot back today. Wicker Park vegan oasis No Bones Beach Club — one of the hottest restaurants in Chicago — has been temporarily closed since Valentine’s Day as it undergoes maintenance for gas line problems. But owner MacKenzie DeVito says it will reopen today at 4 p.m.
Illinois House passes state-wide minimum wage hike
Hourly restaurant workers throughout the state should see bumps in pay starting next year as the Illinois House voted to raise the minimum wage. The plan calls for a hike to $9.25 an hour on January 1 followed by yearly increases to eventually hit $15 an hour in 2025, the Tribune reported. Governor J.B. Pritzker said in a statement he will “proudly sign this historic legislation in the days to come.”
This popular Northwest Side restaurant is no longer focused on daytime
Popular Portage Park spot Frunchroom has scrapped lunch service in order to focus on dinner and brunch. The deli-focused restaurant was daytime only when it opened last April before adding dinner service in June.
A New England-style seafood brunch is coming to Old Town
And finally, Two Lights Seafood & Oyster, the New England-style seafood restaurant in Old Town from the people behind Tortoise Supper Club, will start serving Sunday brunch on February 24. The full menu isn’t yet available but ownership is teasing a Maine lobster Benedict.