Entente to close Lakeview location on March 2
Michelin-starred and Eater 38 restaurant Entente has announced its final day in Lakeview. It will close up after service at 3056 N. Lincoln Avenue on March 2, a news release announces, as it prepares to move to River North and open on March 25. Ownership announced the move in late January along with the hire of a second head chef, who has departed following multiple following multiple harassment allegations.
Malort is produced in Chicago again
Jeppson’s Malort, the infamous bitter liquor beloved by Chicagoans, is back to being produced and bottled in Chicago. Local liquor stalwart CH Distillery purchased the liquor brand in October and is now producing and bottling it in its plant at 1629 S. Clinton Street in Pilsen, Block Club reports. It had been made in Florida for the past 50 years or so.
A Filipino brunch favorite has been temporarily closed for more than two months
Add a breakfast and brunch favorite in West Town to the ever-growing list of restaurants that have had to temporarily close this winter for weather related repairs. Uncle Mike’s Place, the popular family-owned Filipino spot at 1700 W. Grand Avenue, has been closed since December 1 due to a roof leak and flooded kitchen. Ownership has been working on repairing the damage ever since but keeps pushing back the reopening date — in the latest update they announced they hope to reopen sometime in March.
City charged Northwest Side restaurant owner $56K for water
The owner of Northwest Side Italian mainstay Via Veneto is battling the city over an outrageously large water bill that could put the restaurant out of business. The restaurant was charged $56,000 by the city for two months of water — an amount that owner Tony Barbanente says usually covers more than two years and believes is a mistake — according to a report by CBS2. Stay tuned.
9-year-old girl calls out suburban Chuck E. Cheese for video game’s dis
And finally, a Chuck E. Cheese in southwest suburban Matteson is at the center of a 9-year-old girl’s protest of a taunt in a video game. The Major League Baseball-licensed game taunts players with “Hey there’s always softball!” which prompted the angry softball-loving girl to write a letter to the game’s manufacturer, ESPN reports. Chuck E. Cheese then asked the manufacturer to remove the taunt and will mute the game’s taunt until that happens.