Lincoln Square bar to celebrate “twue wuve” at Princess Bride pop-up
Lincoln Square cocktail bar the Sixth will launch a Princess Bride-themed pop-up “As You Wish” on February 11, offering “immersive” decor designed to replicate scenes from the 1987 cult fantasy/adventure/romance/comedy and 16 cocktails named for some of the movie’s most quotable lines, a news release announces. These include “Twue Wuve” (Lucy Pistolas Mezcal, Arakku, Fino Sherry, caramel pineapple simple syrup, coconut, blueberry foam, “Wat Bwings Us Togeder,” and “A Shortage of Perfect Breasts” (Empress Gin, Norden Aquavit, Salers, sugar snap pea, citric acid). The pop-up runs through March 22 at 2202 W. Lawrence Avenue.
40th annual Taste of Chicago applications are open
Vendor applications for the 40th annual Taste of Chicago food festival are live, according to a news release. Organizers are inviting local restaurants, shared kitchens, and food trucks that feature “traditional, unique, and ethnically diverse menu items” to apply, and offer an informational workshop for interested parties at the Chicago Cultural Center on February 20. Applications, due March 2, are available online.
Unofficial Lego pop-up “Brick Bar” opens tonight
Unofficial traveling Lego pop-up the Brick Bar, built with 1 million “blocks,” opens tonight at Empirical Brewery, 1801 W. Foster Avenue, according to a rep. Seizing on the same toy-focused nostalgia as Netflix series the Toys That Made Us, staff construct structures such as a ping pong table and wishing well using 1 million blocks, and provide tons of Legos for patrons to play with. It’s unclear what kind of drinks will be available, but whatever concoction they come up with will be served in plastic juice boxes shaped like giant Legos. As Eater Philly and Eater Montreal have elucidated, the Danish toy company Lego has no relationship to the pop-up. Tickets ($25) are available online.
City of Chicago sues suburban coffee company over logo dispute
And finally, the City of Chicago is suing Rockford-based Fire Department Coffee for alleged trademark infringement, the Sun-Times reported. In the lawsuit, the city claims the suburban coffee company’s monogram-style logo mimics the Chicago Fire Department’s symbol, and that the company “is intentionally attempting to improperly ride on the city’s coattails and trade on the city’s success and goodwill.” The suit also states that the logo may lead customers to think the business is supported or endorsed by the city. The Fire Department Coffee website makes reference to owners’s “years in military and fire service” and donates 10 percent of proceeds from every order to “supporting ill or injured firefighters and first responders.”