Tuesday, January 22, 2013

First-Ever Bang Bang Pie Shop Baking Class Sells Out In Less Than 20 Minutes

Bang Bang Pie Shop's Lavender Coconut Cream Pie. (Photo via instagr.am.)

I take it that folks really like pie because when Logan Square's Bang Bang Pie Shop announced Tuesday on Twitter that tickets were on sale for its first-ever hands-on pie class, they were gone before you could blink. The event is $60 and happens at 7pm Feb. 4.

Here's what you will miss out on:

Former Mercadito, Trenchermen 'Tender Sets Up Shop At Upcoming Takito Kitchen In Wicker Park

Adam Weber of the forthcoming Takito Kitchen. (Photos: Takito Kitchen)

More modern tacos come to Wicker Park to compete with stalwarts Big Star and Antique Taco with the arrival of Takito Kitchen in March.

In addition to these tacos (they're keeping the magic under wraps for now), the owners plan to unveil a serious mixology program with Adam Weber behind the stick. He previously worked at Mercadito and Trenchermen.

Here's an exclusive, first look at some of Weber's innovative new cocktails:

Look Out For Big Changes On Frog N Snail's Menu

Frog N Snail's interior (Photo: Frog N Snail)

If you're going to make major changes to the menu, now is the time to do it—in the dead of winter.

At Frog N Snail, Top Chef alum Dale Levitski (he also owns Sprout in Lincoln Park) is putting the finishing touches on a brand-new dinner menu that debuts this weekend.