Lollapalooza releases 2019 food lineup without Graham Elliot’s involvement
The food lineup for this year’s Chow Town at Lollapalooza is out and the biggest news isn’t what restaurants will be involved — it’s who isn’t involved. Graham Elliot, the celebrity chef whose main ties are to Chicago, isn’t serving as the music festival’s culinary ambassador for the first year since 2010, Time Out Chicago first reported, and his lobster corn dogs won’t be available. As for this year’s food lineup, which is available here, noteworthy new additions include Steingold’s of Chicago, XO Marshmallow, and the Budlong.
Smoking marijuana in restaurants and bars could become legal in some areas
Some Illinois restaurants and bars could allow weed smoking inside — subject to the approval of local officials — under the recent law that legalizes recreational marijuana, the Sun-Times reports. Local governments will be allowed to decide whether to grant licenses to existing and new business that permit on-site consumption. Legalization takes effect on January 1.
Acadia’s owner opens a new restaurant tomorrow — but not in Chicago
Ryan McCaskey, chef-owner of Chicago’s two-Michelin-starred Acadia, opens a new restaurant tomorrow — in New England. Acadia House Provisions is a casual, seasonal restaurant in Stonington, Maine that focuses on food and drink with ties to local farmers and purveyors.
Mag Mile’s new mozzarella store and cafe announces opening date
Mozzarella Store Pizza & Caffe, the new bi-level Mag Mile spot from an Italian dairy farm investor, will open to the public in one week. A grand opening party is set for July 5 at the spot at 822 N. Michigan Avenue, across the street from the historic Water Tower. Ownership plans for the opening to be the first of many.
Lost Lake celebrates Canada Day next week with two days of events
And finally, Avondale tiki temple Lost Lake is throwing two intriguing events next week to celebrate Canada Day. Monday will see a bar takeover sponsored by Canadian whiskey companies and Tuesday will offer a six-course, 12-seat, $60 dinner of modern Canadian food. Reservations are available here.