Duck Duck Goat opens its carryout window

Duck Duck Ta'Go, a carryout window attached to Duck Duck Goat restaurant (857 W. Fulton Market), opened today, Wednesday 17th, at 11 a.m.

Stephanie Izard's Chinese-inspired restaurant has been mobbed since its March opening; this carryout window may ease the front-room crunch (or maybe attract even more diners to the restaurant). Duck Duck Ta'Go will be different than Duck Duck Goat, offering a street-food menu, offering items found at a Chinese market.

The walk-up window will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily to start. Eventually, the hours will extend until late evening.

Hot in Chicago: West Loop Booming with Growth

In addition to being home to numerous retailers and restaurants, West Loop can now count itself as a hotspot for some of the top tech companies in the world. Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Motorola Solutions Monday in opening the firm's new global headquarters in the West Loop.

The new office, including six floors at 500 W. Monroe St., will house 800 employees and marks a return to Chicago for the company, which was founded in 1928 on Harrison Street.

Motorola Solutions joins a number of other corporate leaders in calling the West Loop home. About 650 employees moved into Google's new Midwest headquarters in the former Fulton Market Cold Storage building in December, and McDonald's will open its new corporate headquarters on the old Harpo Studios site in 2018, bringing 2,000 employees. In 2017, tech company Glassdoor plans to move into a new office building at 1330 W. Fulton St. Fulton Market.

Hot New West Loop Restaurant opens this week!
Chef Rick Bayless' two neighboring Randolph Street concepts — craft brewery and taquería Cruz Blanca Cervecería, and Baja-inspired seafood restaurant Leña Brava — will open on Thursday, just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Cruz Blanca, at 904 W. Randolph St., will not take reservations, as the taco and beer counters are both walk-up, but Leña Brava is now taking reservations online. Inspired by Emil Dercher, the brewer who left France and made his way to Mexico City, where he sold beers under the Cruz Blanca label, the new Cruz Blanca will feature European craft beers with a Mexican touch. The brewery's walk-up taquería — featuring "DIY" tacos — is modeled after taquerías in Oaxaca’s taco corridor, where meats are grilled over a wood-fire and served with handmade tortillas and fresh salsas.