By Kailley Lindman | June 14, 2017 | Food & Drink
What's new to the menu at Joe's, and what chefs have partnered with Monteverde for a dinner benefiting No Kid Hungry? That and more in this week's dining news...
Michigan blueberry pie at Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab.
This River North classic celebrates the season's bounty with a bevy of new dishes, including wild Alaskan sockeye salmon finished with key lime butter, fried green tomatoes, roasted sweet corn, and more. In addition, the restaurant is currently serving Michigan blueberry pie; $1 from each slice sold directly benefits the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation. 60 E. Grand Ave., 312-379-5637
Join Sarah Grueneberg and chefs Stephanie Izard (Girl & the Goat), Gavin Kaysen (Spoon & Stable), Lee Wolen (Boka), Ben Lustbader and Jason Vincent (Giant), and fellow Monteverde chef Sara Lamb on June 26 for a multi-course dinner in support of No Kid Hungry's mission to end childhood hunger in America. Purchase tickets online. 1020 W. Madison St., 312-888-3041
Now through July 25, stop by RL Chicago between 8 and 10 p.m. for a chance to enjoy the limited run Michigan Avenue Burger topped with brie, portobello mushrooms, baby spinach, and truffle aioli. Only 10 burgers are available at the bar each night, for walk-ins only. 115 E. Chicago Ave., 312-475-1100
$1 from every "Downstairs Burger," charred bratwurst, and/or Crown & Ginger (Anthony Rizzo's favorite drink) sold at this casual tavern beneath Maple & Ash will go directly to the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation throughout the baseball season. 8 W. Maple St., 312-944-8888
Devout Portillo's fans from decades past might remember the brand's lemon cake, which caused a stir recently after a Reddit user put up a $300 bounty for the cake recipe. By popular demand (and thanks to the enthusiastic Reddit user), the Chicago-born chain has brought back the cake, but only until July 31, while supplies last. Stop by your nearest location for a slice—or an entire cake—to see what all the fuss is about. Multiple locations
Stop by newly crowned Iron Chef Stephanie Izard's all-day diner Mondays through Thursdays between 3 and 6 p.m. to take advantage of a fresh-off-the-press happy hour menu packed with mini Yucatan pork sandwiches, mini banh mi burgers, mini crab dip, and more; all dishes are $6, all beers are $2 off, specialty cocktails are $7, and wine pours are $8. 820 W. Randolph St., 312-888-3455
B. Hospitality Co. partner and Formento's executive chef Todd Stein has expanded his role with the group to include executive chef at this Bucktown neighborhood gem. Under his leadership, the menu still features favorites like the Monkey Bread and the Amish half-chicken, but also spotlights new items, such as smoked whitefish tartine and crispy pig ears. 2152 N. Damen Ave., 773-862-5555
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANJALI PINTO