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.