Reader Steve Timble called in a tip that the venerable Calumet Fisheries, home of delectable fried sea critters, sweet smoked shrimp, and fish crack, was closed due to some kind of car accident. The voice mail confirms it, but not much else, besides saying the little fish joint perched at the foot of the 95th Street bridge will hopefully reopen in mid-May. Timble, who is right in calling CF a “Chicago institution,” said it looked like a vehicle had plowed into the the tiny building.

If Calumet Fisheries can survive Jake and Elwood, it can survive anything.