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Derrick Rose bought into the Giordano’s pizza chain as an equity owner and spokesman, and is working on his own signature pie, says Crain’s.

Andy Aroonrasameruang left TAC Quick, one of the most uncompromising Thai restaurants in the city, to open ATK (Andy’s Thai Kitchen) at 946 W. Wellington on September 9, as he posted on LTHForum.

In the ramp up to his new tiki bar Three Dots and a Dash, Paul McGee is experimenting with drinking vinegars.

Danny “Duberstein” Shapiro mixes up a tepache-spiked Veranda Way for the Chicago Cocktail Chronicles.

The 312 Dining Diva has a fascinating interview with sommelier Scott Noorman (Elizabeth, Graham Elliot, Premise), who can still do his job on dialysis.

A report on the last night at Charlie Trotter’s from Eater.