Delicious DIRT Quickies: Publican Quality Meats Brings Burgers; Doughnut Vault Best in the USA; Troy Graves’ Red Door Opens In Duchamp Space; Do-Rite Donuts Open Saturdays; Beer and Wine Coming to Starbucks Lakeview; Retractable Glass Roof to the Wit.
DIRT Inside: Publican Quality Meats, Paul Kahan, Food Film Fest, Doughnut Vault, Food & Wine, Duchamp, Jason Freiman, Troy Graves, Red Door, Christopher Peckat, Fei Tang, Do-Rite Donuts, Starbucks, Lakeview, Wit Hotel, Roof at Wit Hotel
May 1 = First Burger Night at Publican Quality Meats
Chef Paul Kahan tweeted Publican Quality Meats will now serve burgers and we’re salivating already. Beginning May 1, PQM serves up their first burger night. One thing we KNOW for sure, we expect juicy burgers. Hopefully George Motz will hit this joint on his next Chi trip so we know the low down from the true burger expert himself… Until then, we’ll juuuust have to sample the goods ourselves. 312.445.8977. 825 W. Fulton Market. [Grub Street]
We love when our friends win big! Congrats to friend Brendan Sodikoff + team -> aka Food Film Fest winner, Doughnut Vault on being named Best Doughnuts in the COUNTRY by Food & Wine Magazine. NOT a surprise to us. Serious foodgasms are a sure thing when taking these babies down.
See these dreamboats being made in Food Film Fest winning flick (and many FFF films) here. People definitely stand in line for the best. Have you gotten your paws on a box or two of these doughnuts? Must. [Eater]
Red Door Opening In Duchamp Space
We’ve got Duchamp updates. Knockout hottie restauranteur and friend we love, Jason Freiman, is not involved in the new resto coming into the old Duchamp space, but Chef Troy Graves will be opening Red Door on May 3. Graves, partners Christopher Peckat + Fei Tang will feature globally-inspired pub fare. Also look for an equally great bar and resto. [Eater]
Do-Rite Donuts Open Saturdays
Beer + Wine To Starbucks in Chicago
In case you missed it, our green tea GO TO, Starbucks is introducing beer and wine to three Chicago joints…One is our old go to at Diversey and Sheffield. Along with this Lakeview location, Burr Ridge and Schaumburg are also going through the licensing process. Expect to see (and sip) local tastes shaped to fit customer cravings. Also watch for small plates, snack items like cheeses, charcuterie, and flatbreads. Are you looking forward to the new variety of drinks at Starbucks? [Eater]
Retractable Roof At Wit Hotel Opens May 9
One of the hottest rooftops in Chicago, Roof on the Wit, debuts their year-round retractable roof on May 9. This glass structure will allow for even later nights at the Wit and will house a 12 foot wide HDTV display. Perfect for our ever-changing Chicago weather. [Eater]