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Popular River North Hotel Lounge Joins Chicago’s CBD Craze

Plus, Lincoln Park as an intriguing new Indian brunch and more morning news

I|O Godfrey’s dragon berry mojito can now be made with CBD
Kailley Lindman [Official Photo]

CBD cocktails come to a popular River North lounge

A popular River North hotel bar is jumping on the CBD bandwagon. I|O Godfrey, the fourth-floor indoor-outdoor nightlife spot and restaurant at the Godfrey hotel, now gives customers the option to add cannabidiol to its eight bar cocktails and two alcohol-free cocktails for an additional $3, a news release announces. The Godfrey joins Young American, Warm Belly Bakery, Protein Bar and Kitchen, and more in the CBD craze in Chicago.

Lincoln Park gets an intriguing South Asian brunch

A Lincoln Park South Asian hotspot launches an intriguing new brunch service on Saturday. Grand Trunk Road’s new brunch menu includes an aloo tikka Benedict, a lamb burger with crispy fried egg and mint chutney, a chat masala bloody Mary with the option to add tandoori prawn, and more. Check out the full menu here.

Here’s who won Baconfest last weekend

Heritage Restaurant and Caviar Bar, Victory Tap, Davanti Enoteca, Cooking Skills Academy, Yolk, and McWethy’s Sports Bar were Golden Rasher award winners for judges’ and people’s choice at the 11th annual Baconfest last weekend. Best front of house went to XO Marshmallow, Rack House Kitchen & Tavern, and the Broken Barrel Bar.

Big Jones’ chef-owner tries to ‘Beat Bobby Flay’

And finally, Big Jones’ acclaimed chef-owner will appear on the Food Network tomorrow when Paul Fehribach tries to Beat Bobby Flay. The episode, titled “Against the Grain,” airs April 11 at 9 p.m. CST and re-airs at midnight.

Victory Tap

1416 South Michigan Avenue, , IL 60605 (312) 566-9300 Visit Website


503 Laneda Avenue, , OR 97130 (503) 368-9655 Visit Website

Davanti Enoteca

1655 India Street, , CA 92101 (619) 237-9606 Visit Website

Big Jones

5347 North Clark Street, , IL 60640 (773) 275-5725 Visit Website

XO Marshmallow

2730 North Clark Street, , IL 60614 (773) 770-9108 Visit Website

Grand Trunk Road

219 High Road, , England E18 2PB 020 8505 1965 Visit Website

Godfrey Hotel

127 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 649-2000

IO Godfrey Rooftop Lounge

1401 Michigan Avenue, , MI 48216 Visit Website