Blue Door Farm Stand’s charcuterie board features three meats, whole grain mustard, and pickled vegetables.
Blue Door Farm Stand Opens: Blue Door brings farm-to-table to Lincoln Park with seasonal food and drink from nearby producers, including the eatery’s namesake—an Indiana property once owned by Oprah. Stop in to try one of the resto’s shareable boards such as the cheese or charcuterie board, and shop artisanal goods from local craftsmen. 843 W. Armitage Ave., 773-935-2583
mk Debuts Wine and Cheese Wednesdays: Skip the regular happy hour for mk restaurant’s Wine and Cheese Wednesday tasting series (5:30-9 p.m.). Each week features a different trio of cheese chosen by pastry chef Lisa Bonjour and three wine pairings. Call mk at 312-482-9179 or visit mkchicago.com for $25 reservations. 868 N. Franklin St.
Acadia’s A La Carte Menu: Chef Ryan McCaskey’s previously eight-course prix fixe gets an a la carte counterpart, featuring hearty winter fare like a Yukon potato risotto and Gunthrop Farms duck with foie gras. Of course, McCaskey had to include a lobster dish, too: the Stonington lobster comprises coconut sabayon, Himalayan rice, miso potato, and hon shimeji mushrooms. 1639 S. Wabash Ave., 312-360-9500
bellyQ Serves City Winery Blend on Tap: City Winery’s neighbor bellyQ becomes the first restaurant to serve one of the winery’s custom blends. The 2013 Malbec is dubbed the 23 Blend after its percentage of Catena grapes—and Michael Jordan’s number. Winemaker Robert Kowal and barrel program manager Aaron Mace collaborated with bellyQ to craft a blend that pairs well with the resto’s famous barbecue. 1400 W. Randolph St., 312-563-1010
Compass Bar to replace Tommy Knuckles: Lincoln Park restaurant Tommy Knuckles shuttered after Sunday's Super Bowl, and the new owners are moving in fast. The spot will reopen later this month as Compass Bar, a craft beer-focused bar that will feature 180 different bottles and 20 beers on tap. 433 W. Diversey Pkwy. [Eater Chicago]