Empellón’s New Beverage Director; Sons of Essex’s Breaking Bad Party

Sons of Essex is hosting a viewing party for the season premiere of Breaking Bad, complete with meth-themed specials. Enjoy the show over a dish of fried chicken and corn (called El Pollo Hermano), a glass of the Bulleit-rye-based Walter White, or the Heisenberg, with gin, triple sec, blue curacao, angostura bitters, and — you guessed it — blue rock candy. [Grub Street]

• Naren Young, the mix master behind the beverage programs at Saxon + Parole and Madam Geneva, has joined the Empellón team as beverage director for both Empellón Cocina and Empellón Taqueria. [Grub Street]

• Here’s a sneak peek at Eataly’s massive, 60,000-square-foot Chicago outpost. It’ll open in mid-November. [Eater]