Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fire Sale This Weekend at Tizi Melloul


Now that Girl & the Goat is off to a great start, two of its main partners can concentrate on their next big project: the space once occupied by Tizi Melloul at 531 N. Wells St.

First things first, according to Kevin Boehm, one of the guys behind Boka Restaurant Group (which also owns Boka, Landmark Grill + Lounge and Perennial), is clearing out all the old resto's Mediterranean and North African decor this weekend.

More Kudos for Hot Doug's

(Photo: Hot Doug's)

Too bad Hot Doug's is closed for vacation until August 25 because I'm totally craving one of their signature encased-meat sandwiches after this latest honor.

Food Network Magazine named the Northwest Side spot one of the Top Ten Regional Classics in America.

They earned props for having the Best Hot Dog Menu:

Big Props for The Purple Pig!

The Purple Pig's whimsical charcuterie offering. (Photo: The Purple Pig)

We're not surprised one bit that Mag Mile sensation The Purple Pig made Bon App├ętit's prestigious The 10 Best New Restaurants in America list, but we are surprised they're the only Chicago resto that made the cut (Hello, Balsan, Big Star, Gilt Bar?!).

Here's what they had to say about the bustling eatery best known for pork-focused dishes: