A Fyre Fest-inspired pop-up bar is coming to Lincoln Park
It sounds like an April Fools’ Day joke, but a spokesperson for Replay Lincoln Park is adamant that management’s next pop-up will be based on the doomed Fyre Festival. That’s the infamously abysmal “luxury music festival” in the Bahamian island of Great Exuma was the brainchild of former entrepreneur Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule. Festival attendees arrived expecting luxurious amenities and celebrity appearances — instead they found rickety tents, soaked mattresses, and the saddest cheese sandwiches in the world. Replay, the arcade bar that’s turned into a pop-up venue, is promising better experiences from May 3 through May 19. Staff will serve “gourmet cheese sandwiches” and have spiked frozen drinks. VIP tickets are $20 and available at the link.
Galit, one of the year’s most anticipated restaurants, opens this week
One of Chicago’s most anticipated new restaurants of the year opens to the public this week. Galit, the first Chicago restaurant from James Beard Award winner Zach Engel and partner Andrés Clavero, opens for business on Wednesday in Lincoln Park, the Tribune reports. Engel, who garnered national acclaim for his work at Shaya in New Orleans, will cook creative Israeli food in the former Pizano’s space at 2429 N. Lincoln Avenue. Stay tuned for more coverage.
Popular West Loop bar Lone Wolf now serves New York-style pizza
One of Randolph Row’s most popular bars now serves New York-style pizzas by an acclaimed chef. Pizza Lobo, a food “installation” from Bad Hunter chef Dan Snowden inside Lone Wolf at 806 W. Randolph Street, offers 20-inch pies for $30-34 and slices for $5-6, as well as wing dings confited in duck fat, corn dogs, waffle fries, and chocolate chip cookies. The bar also has a new cocktail menu — check out the full menu below.
Woman gives birth inside a Northwest Side McDonald’s
And finally, a woman gave birth to a baby in a bathroom stall at a Northwest Side McDonald’s on Friday afternoon. Both the woman and the newborn were in stable condition after the birth at the Norwood Park fast-food spot, the Sun-Times reports.