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‘Cards Against Humanity’ Game Owners to Open Their Chicago Restaurant Next Week

Plus, a “Lord of the Rings” pop-up bar opens, and more intel

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A steak salad in a bowl surrounded by cards and dice.
Chicago Board Game Cafe will offer foods fram multiple warm-weather international locales.
Chicago Board Game Cafe [Official Photo]

The ‘Cards Against Humanity’ restaurant has an opening date

Gaming, food, and drink enthusiasts will finally be able to experience the “Cards Against Humanity” restaurant next week. Chicago Board Game Cafe, which was originally supposed to open in January on the Logan Square/Bucktown border, will officially open to the public on Valentine’s Day, February 14, Block Club reports. The space, which is designed to resemble an indoor town square, includes hundreds of games, a wide-ranging drink selection, foods from a variety of warm-weather international locales, two escape rooms, and more at 1965 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Reservations are available now for one of the most anticipated openings of the year but are already filling up fast.

‘Lord of the Rings’ inspires the latest pop-up bar in Chicago

The flood of pop-culture pop-up bars in Chicago shows no signs of slowing down. The latest, now open inside pop-up venue Replay Lincoln Park, offers drinks, food, artwork, and photos ops inspired by iconic J.R.R. Tolkien novel and subsequent award-winning movie trilogy Lord of the Rings. Themed dishes and cocktails include the “Onion Ring to Rule Them All” and “The Evenstar.”

Top Chicago chefs to develop Chicago Public School meals

Beverly Kim, Bill Kim, Josephine “Mother” Wade of Josephine’s Southern Cooking, and more celebrated local chefs will apply their skills to create meals for Chicago Public Schools students. 12 chefs in all encompass a new panel named the Chicago Chef Council, the Sun-Times reports, that creates dishes for daily breakfasts, lunches, and after-school meals, as well as promotes the CPS Farm to School program, holds demonstrations, provides food samples, and recipes.

Chicago restaurant owners seek new regulations for food delivery companies

Chicago restaurateurs are asking the city to implement new regulations on food delivery companies surrounding food handling and car cleanliness, Crain’s reports. The Illinois Restaurant Association has reportedly discussed proposing a new ordinance with at least one alderman. The news is the latest pushback against companies like Chicago-based GrubHub, Door Dash, Uber Eats, Seamless, and more, which have been under fire recently for policies including high delivery fees and adding restaurants to their platforms without ownership’s consent, although some companies are already taking steps to amend controversial practices.

Modern Indian hotspot Superkhana International debuts an interesting kids menu

And finally, a new kids menu at one of Chicago’s hottest restaurants gives parents the option to expose their children to more interesting foods than the usual mac and cheese and chicken fingers. Logan Square modern Indian hotspot Superkhana International’s new kids menu includes congee, spicy mutton mince, and coconut kale, as well as fries and grilled cheese for picky eaters. Check out the full menu below, which gives parents a chance to check out one of the hottest restaurants in town — with their kids.

Replay Lincoln Park

2833 North Sheffield Avenue, , IL 60657 (773) 665-5660 Visit Website

Chicago Public Schools

125 S Clark St, Chicago, IL 60602 (773) 553-1000

Superkhana International

3059 West Diversey Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 661-9028 Visit Website

Chicago Board Game Cafe

1965 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60647 (872) 310-3999 Visit Website