China Opens A Hello Kitty Restaurant, Chicago’s Tower Club Closes

• A Tuesday night shooting at a South Side Church’s Chicken has left two dead and five wounded. [Sun-Times]

• The Mad Men era of the Civic Opera House’s legendary Tower Club has finally ended, closing last Friday. Guess three martini lunches weren’t helping productivity anymore. [Chicago Tribune]

• Modeling and food aren’t usually a happy marriage, but when Carla Hall hit Europe for the runway, way back when, that’s when the culinary love affair began. [WSJ]

• Wendy’s is big in Japan. Again. The chain has returned with ambitious hopes, after Tokyo’s fickle market dissed them a few years ago. [FT]

• Elsewhere in Asia, China’s first Hello Kitty restaurant opened, and it looks like a hit. Meow. [China Daily]

• Remember Top Chef winner Hosea Hosenberg? Here he is playing poker and talking about why he chose the kitchen over outer-space. [Miami New Times]