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Restaurant News: The Scout Opens, Bleeding Heart Bakery & Cafe Opens New Location

By Anthony Todd in Food on Aug 22, 2011 6:20PM

- Bleeding Heart, everyone's favorite Punk Rock bakery, has just taken things to the next level. As of today at 6 AM, their new bakery/cafe is open for business! Featuring breakfast/brunch foods, pastries, coffee drinks and a Rare Tea bar, the new spot is sure to be an instant hit. They also have a (very on-trend) donut bar that makes us want to give up on ever being thin - try the Chicago Blues, a yeast doughnut with fresh opal basil and crushed Seedling Farms blueberry glaze. No booze yet, but we'll see how things shape up. 1916 W. Chicago Avenue.

- The pastry program at Boka has been in flux ever since Kady Yon announced she was heading to Public/The Pump Room. There's no replacement yet, but Perennial Virant won't be doing without - they've pulled Elissa Narrow back into the restaurant business. Time Out reports that, after a few years of teaching, Narrow will be headed back with a slate of rustic and seasonal desserts. Her last job was as the pastry chef at Custom House, and she had taken over pastry duties at Vie before Yon announced her departure.

- The Scout, the new South Loop watering hole that we previewed a couple of weeks ago, is now officially open for business. Their grand opening weekend is now over, and they've been doing soft openings for a few days - so everything should be good to go. Head over tonight or Tuesday and beat the weekend crowds if you want to check out their foot-long grilled cheese sandwiches or the huge beer list. 1301 S. Wabash Ave.