Owner of Pilsen stalwart arrested for allegedly battering an employee
The owner of Canton Regio — the Pilsen Mexican stalwart from the family behind former neighborhood pillar Nuevo Leon — has been arrested and charged with allegedly battering an employee, NBC5 and Telemundo report. The station also reports that Daniel Gutierrez admits to hitting the 52-year-old man but claims he was provoked. This isn’t the first time Gutierrez has been accused attacked someone: A police report was filed against him in August 2018 after a series of photos appeared on social media showing facial injuries to another former employee allegedly caused by Gutierrez. Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) is now reportedly investigating more abuse claims against Gutierrez.
West Town’s Ron Swanson-obsessed restaurant reopens following city shutdown
West Town burger and brunch favorite Whisk is back open after the city shut it down for around two weeks. Owner Rick Rodriguez said back on September 13 that he was behind on his bills, leading to the city revoking its license, but apparently that’s been resolved as it reopened on Sunday. “At the end of the day you have to remember why you started and why quitting is NO OPTION,” a Facebook post about its reopening reads in part.
A new Mediterranean restaurant opens in Wicker Park after another reconcept
Tuko Cantina, the reconcept of Rhyme or Reason at 1938 W. Division Street in Wicker Park, is gone in favor of yet another reconcept. The same ownership opened a Mediterranean restaurant named Sea & Olive in its place on Friday, offering Greek dishes, flatbreads, other Mediterranean food and wine, and live music amidst a slight remodel. Menus and more information are available on its website.
Viral video leads to city shutdown of a South Side Subway
And finally, the city shut down an Englewood Subway location Thursday morning after a viral video showing a staffer wiping down a counter with a mop prompted a surprise inspection, CBS2 reports. The employee has since been fired and the restaurant reopened near 69th Street and Ashland Avenue on Saturday, Yahoo reports.