Famed NYC-based Milk Bar wants Chicago Milk Bar’s name changed immediately
Milk Bar, Christina Tosi’s famed national chain, is seeking immediate action in its trademark infringement lawsuit against Chicago’s Jojo’s Milk Bar. As first reported by Law360, Milk Bar asked the court for a preliminary injunction to force Jojo’s to change its name immediately during a filing on Wednesday. “[Milk Bar] is not asking that Jojo’s cease business, only that it stop using the ‘Milk Bar’ and ‘milk’ brands,” the filing reads. The next hearing date is May 7 and Jojo’s representatives have yet to respond to requests for comment.
A South Loop Mexican barstaurant is shut down by the city
The Lobo Canteen, the South Loop Mexican spot formerly known as Lobo Rey from the owners of popular sports bar the Scout, has been shut down by the city. A green city sticker appeared on its window last week announcing “this business’ certificate of registration is hereby revoked,” as well as a “closed for renovations” sign. It has yet to reopen and ownership has not responded to requests for more information. Sloopin and Yelp have photos of them.
Hot new brunch options come to River North and Andersonville
Brunch fans have two new options in River North and Andersonville. Bar Ramone, the hot Lettuce Entertain You wine bar at 441 N. Clark Street, now offers Saturday and Sunday brunch that includes its regular menu plus a cheeseburger, Spanish tortilla Español, and a Basque lunch plate. And up in Andersonville, Stone Fox’s brunch also lasts all weekend and includes a breakfast sandwich topped with chipotle-strawberry jam and a hash brown patty, breakfast pizzas, blueberry “froughnuts,” and classic brunch cocktails.
Empire-building salad vending machine company to grow even more
Get ready to see much more of Farmer’s Fridge. The salad and fresh food vending machine company that’s popping up around the city moved into a new production facility at at 5370 S. Cicero Avenue in early April, the Tribune reports, which will result in the production of “tens of millions” of meals.
An Izakaya pop-up launches at Longman & Eagle this weekend
And finally, Logan Square stalwart Longman & Eagle is going Japanese with a pop-up starting on Sunday. Reckless Eagle Izakaya is meant to be a “celebration of Japanese pubs and the rockabilly revival,” a news release states, and it’ll offer charcoal-grilled dishes, bar snacks, highballs, Japanese whiskey, and motorcycle decor from May 5-9.