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Beloved Pilsen Coffeeshop La Catrina Cafe Is for Sale

Plus, what to eat at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, and more intel

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One of Pilsen’s most popular coffeeshops is for sale as ownership plans move

La Catrina Cafe, one of the most popular coffee shops in Pilsen, is for sale as ownership plans to move to Guanajuato City in Mexico, according to an announcement on social media yesterday that elicited emotional outpouring from the shop’s many patrons. “You guys showed us what we’re capable of and we want to bring that to another part of the world who needs it as well,” the post read in part. The shop and community hub, which opened in 2013, remains open for now, so stay tuned for any news on a sale or closing.

What to eat at Pitchfork Music Festival this weekend

The annual Pitchfork Music Festival happens again this weekend in Union Park and attendees will be able to eat a variety of foods. This year’s vendors, which are available on its website, include Billy Goat Tavern, Bumbu Roux from the Politan Row food hall, Churros Factory, and more. Bangers and Lace and sister spot Kite String Cantina will serve in the exclusive Plus section, which festival goers can enter with a ticket upgrade.

Logan Square’s 72-year-old pizza institution stays open on limited basis

After its closing announcement broke hearts around the city last week, ownership of 72-year-old Logan Square pizza institution Marcello’s Father and Son Restaurant reversed course somewhat. The longtime family restaurant will stay open for the time being for carryout and delivery only, offering “a limited menu of our best homemade classic items” on Wednesdays through Sundays until the property is sold, ownership announced on social media and to press. Block Club first reported the news.

Milk Bar pops up at Big Star this weekend with an exclusive compost cookie

When famous New York-based creative bakery chain Milk Bar pops up at Big Star Wicker Park on Saturday and Sunday, attendees will be able to try a limited-edition Chicago-only item: the “Big Star x Milk Bar Compost Cookie.” The cookie, a twist on Milk Bar’s signature cookie, is made with Big Star tortilla chips, Publican poof caramel corn, crema and milk crumb, and costs $6. Also expect Milk Bar pie, soft serve ice cream, merchandise, and more to be available from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

An acclaimed San Francisco fine-dining chef returns to Chicago for one exclusive dinner

And finally, acclaimed chef Erik Anderson is returning to his hometown to cook for one day only. Anderson, currently known for his is cooking at two-Michelin-starred San Francisco restaurant Coi and previous work at French Laundry, Noma, and the Catbird Seat in Nashville — as well as locally at Intro Chicago — is collaborating with Brian Fisher on Saturday, August 10 at Michelin-starred Entente in River North. Tickets cost $185 per person for a tasting menu that includes dishes like grilled octopus with pimento caramel. There’s also an optional wine pairing for $100.

Billy Goat Tavern

1535 West Madison Street, , IL 60607 (312) 733-9132 Visit Website

Father and Son Restaurant

2475 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 252-2620 Visit Website

Cafe La Catrina

1011 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608 (312) 473-0038

Kite String Cantina

1851 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613

Politan Row

2445 Times Boulevard, , TX 77005 (713) 489-2546 Visit Website


700 North Sedgwick Street, , IL 60654 (312) 285-2247 Visit Website

Bangers & Lace

1851 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 697-8667

Big Star

, , IL 60613 (773) 857-7120 Visit Website

Union Park

1501 West Randolph Street, , IL 60606 (312) 746-5494 Visit Website