Open now: The Great Logan Square Designer Juice Drought has finally ended with the long-awaited opening of Owen + Alchemy (2355 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-227-3444). You can now get your juice cleanse on with help from entrepreneur Anne Owen and the Element Collective (Nellcôte, Leghorn) team.
Open now: When one brunch closes, another brunch opens—this time, it’s the third location of Kanela Breakfast Club (1408 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wicker Park, 773-661-1010) replacing the shuttered Savoy. This iteration will also have grab-and-go breakfast menu on weekdays.
Monday, October 13: There is really nothing you can’t drink at Tippling Hall (646 N. Franklin St., River North), the alcohol-heavy addition to the Mercadito Hospitality family. The menu has pages for draught cocktails, spiked slushes, wine sold by the inch (grab a bottle and fill it with just as much wine as you want), and beers for all seasons.
You want to suck pig’s blood? Go to Kinmont (419 W. Superior St., River North, 312-915-0011) for their seasonal Werewolves of London cocktail: It’s a mix of gin, Pimm’s No. 1, pineapple juice, coconut syrup, and—why not?—half an ounce of pure porcine blood. A note from the press release announcing the drink’s arrival: “Appearance on the menu each night is dependent on pig’s blood sourcing availability.” So there’s that. (Pig's blood cocktails have gotten some traction lately thanks to the Reader.)
If you smell something delicious, check the Daily Chicago Chocolate Smell Map, which tracks where the fumes from the Blommer Chocolate Factory spread based on wind patterns. You can even share your own olfactory insights by submitting your own Smell Reports. Today’s forecast? You may get a few sweet whiffs as far east as the Mag Mile.
The latest spot to ditch OpenTable and join Nick Kokonas’s online ticketing system for securing a table is Senza (2873 N. Broadway, Lake View, 773-770-3527). The Michelin-starred, gluten-free-friendly tasting menu spot is now taking reservations here.
Evanstonians in search of mid-day sustenance have a new option in Boltwood (804 Davis St., 847-859-2880), which is now serving a slew of soups, salads, and pizzas during lunch.