We’ve got a few choice cracks to make about what state government in Illinois would know about a sustainable future, but setting that aside, congrats to Testa Produce for winning a Governor’s Sustainability Award for their LEED-platinum certified distribution center in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. More about them from the last award they won here.
• Zia’s, a popular restaurant on the far northwest side, looks to be coming to West Lakeview, to the location of Centro and Cy’s Crab House (3819 N. Ashland) which has sort of been a restaurant black hole, but should work for somebody (it even has parking). According to Alderman Pawar’s Facebook page, Zia’s will also have a new neighbor in the form of a new location for Tango Sur on the same block. (Facebook/Eater)
• Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert will bring their act to the Auditorium Theater on May 9, and for some reason, tickets go on sale Friday at 10 am. Or maybe the folks at Budacki’s can hook you up. [312 Dining Diva]