5 hours ago

FireFin Poke Shop Has Arrived at Ogilvie Station

FireFin Poke Shop, Ogilvie Transportation Center at 500 W. Madison Ave., (312) 207-2007, open 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

    FireFin Poke Shop Has Arrived at Ogilvie Station
    Metra commuters and train riders get the chain's fourth location
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8 hours ago

Cubs’ New Open-Air Restaurant/Bar Opens Today at Wrigley’s Plaza

...others to worry about their futures. That includes the Bacci Pizza near the corner of Sheffield and Addison. Bacci is the pizzeria chain known for jumbo slices. Brickhouse may fill the void with...

Overall, Four Corners says Brickhouse has room for 900. It joins the upcoming Lucky Dorr as a tenant inside the Cubs’ new administrative building at Clark and Waveland. Fans will be able to enjoy the restaurant even with the Cubs don’t play as the space will stay open the whole year.

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Brickhouse Tavern, 3647 N. Clark St., (312) 466-5642, open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

    Cubs' New Open-Air Restaurant/Bar Opens Today at Wrigley's Plaza
    The Brickhouse Tavern debuts without the Budweiser sponsorship
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27 hours ago

16 Upcoming Chicago-Area Restaurants and Bars to Know

ANDERSONVILLE— Blu 57, that new Thai-fusion restaurant at 5701 N. Clark St., should open in July. DNAinfo spoke with the owners who shared more details.

AVONDALE— The team behind the Whistler in Logan Square have nothing new to report on their new project, codenamed Sleeping Village. But it appears in this photo they’ve made some significant progress on the patio at 3734 W. Belmont Ave. A.J. LaTrace

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...the South Side have established a Kickstarter to raise money to open their storefront at 9927 S. Wood St. The shop is called Sweet Freaks. As of Monday they’ve raise more than $500...

LAKEVIEW— Kitchen 17, one of Chicago’s favorite vegan restaurants is slowly working on their move around the corner at 3132 N. Broadway St. Apparently they’re still working on permits.

LAKEVIEW— That food hall from the Furious Spoon/FireFin Poke Shop company secured a battery of permits, according to Curbed Chicago. There will be a trio of bars and as many as 20 vendors inside the building at 3833 N. Broadway St.

...second pour-your-own beer bar, is shooting for a July 1 opening date at 2211 N. Milwaukee Ave. The Tribune has details about the date. Navigator joins Tapster in Wicker Park/Bucktown and...

THE LOOP— Olive Mediterranean Grill is hiring for a new location at Randolph and Wabash. Check out their Facebook post. It’s the quick-serve chain’s sixth location.

PORTAGE PARK— A nautical-themed sandwich shop is coming to the Northwest Side. It’s called Charley Noble and the owners told DNAinfo they hoped to open by the end of June at 6011 W. Irving Park Road.

RAVENSWOOD— Metropolitan Brewing is getting close to opening the taproom at 5121 N. Ravenswood. They’ve been working on the taproom since 2015.

WEST LOOP— Slightly Toasted, the all-day bar that opened in January in the West Loop is opening a smaller sibling in July, also in the West Loop. This job ad reveals the name of the new spot at 300 S. Riverside Plaza: Little Toasted.

WEST LOOP— The first Bonci outside of Italy is hiring. The mecca for Roman-style pizza has selected Chicago as the first market outside of Europe. There will soon be only two places to get this pizza: Rome and Chicago at 161 N. Sangamon St. Maybe you can be their pizza chef.

WRIGLEYVILLE— This new bar in Wrigleyville appears to have no connection with Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Nevertheless, there’s a liquor application for an establishment called Rizzo’s Bar & Inn at 3658 N. Clark St. The owner is listed as Vincent Rizzo, so that’s not misleading at all.

DES PLAINES— A suburban bar is remodeling. The owners of Beacon Tap have started work and are urging folks to check out their Facebook page to check out progress at 1374 Lee St.

    16 Upcoming Chicago-Area Restaurants and Bars to Know
    A regularly-updated list of forthcoming restaurants and bars
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29 hours ago

Venerable Stefani Restaurants Bringing New Spot to River North

...to another project the Stefanis are involved in, Flamingo Rum Club. The Japanese restaurant at 607 N. Wells St. closed on New Year’s Eve after a 19-year run...

    Venerable Stefani Restaurants Bringing New Spot to River North
    The Stefanis are working on a new restaurant in the Sushi Naniwa space on Wells Street
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34 hours ago

Here’s What the Riot Feast Pop-Up Will Look Like In Wicker Park

...and bar. Blackie’s, with its history dating back to the 1940s, has closed at 755 S. Clark St. Sloopin reports that “closed for remodeling” and “we are not accepting deliveries” signs are now...

...popular Uptown spot which closed in March in hopes of moving to larger digs at 4600 N. Magnolia Ave., is turning to the public to try to solve its financial woes. Ownership has started...

    Here's What the Riot Feast Pop-Up Will Look Like In Wicker Park
    Plus, Blackie's closes in the South Loop and more AM Intel
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4 days ago

14 Chicago-Area Restaurant Openings to Know

EDGEWATER— Bibim Town is a new fast-casual Korean restaurant in Edgewater. They’re offering complimentary tea to customers. Status: Certified open, 5357 N. Broadway St.

...wine. Check out a photo and the menu below. Status: Certified open, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, 11 E. Walton Place. Galdones Photography Petit Margeaux

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...was given the chance to return. The grand opening happens on Saturday. Status: Opening Saturday, 1031 N. State St.

...re serving quiche and pie from Justice of the Pies. Status: Certified open, Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. Alex Jung BUILD Coffee

LAKEVIEW— Bistro Dre has given way to yet another bagged seafood restaurant. It’s simply called Seafood on the Tables. Chicagoans know the drill: Pick a protein, sauces, and heat level. Servers bring the food to customers in plastic bags. Status: Certified open, 2965 N. Lincoln Ave.

LOYOLA— A new Jamaican restaurant has replaced a shuttered one near Loyola’s Rogers Park campus. Goat soup and jerk chicken are on the menu at Auntie Joy’s Jamaican Kitchen. The restaurant replaces Jerky Jerk. Status: Certified open, 1217 W. Devon Ave.

PRINTER’S ROW— Venerable Hackney’s has rebranded with a focus on craft beer and burgers. Hax: Hops & Hamburgers has arrived. Hopefully the WWE’s Triple H is a fan. Status: Certified open, 733 S. Dearborn St.

RAVENSWOOD— Ravenswood Q is closed and a new Colombian restaurant has taken over. Jirafa Restaurant caters to soccer fans and they’ve got quite a peculiarly-decorated beer tower. Status: Certified open, 1800 W. Irving Park Road.

RIVER NORTH— Southern Cut Barbecue Cafe offers a truncated menu from pitmaster Lee and Whippen’s Hilton Chicago Mag Mile Hotel restaurant by a similar name, according to the Tribune. It’s next to Ocean Cut and will offer office catering. Status: Certified open, 20 E. Kinzie St.

WEST LOOP— There’s a new sushi spot near Greektown in the West Loop. SuChi Sushi is a casual spot with a sushi bar that serves sushi burritos. Status: Certified open, 651 W. Washington Blvd.

...NBA Jam, the restaurant features a similar menu for North Indian classics. Status: Certified open, 1030 W. Taylor St.

OAK PARK— Salads, sandwiches, and tartines are on the menu at Léa French Street Food in the suburbs. The laminated pastries also look tasty. Status: Certified open, 106 N. Marion St., Oak Park.

    14 Chicago-Area Restaurant Openings to Know
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4 days ago

Bonchon, the Popular Korean Chicken Chain, Plans Wicker Park Spot Amidst Huge Chicago Expansion

...Chicago area. After it opens at Chinatown Square Mall—inside the former Lao Shanghai at 2163 S. China Place — the chain will set its sights on Wicker Park, the Tribune reported. Bonchon’s website...

...Park, the Tribune reported. Bonchon’s website also lists an upcoming suburban Glenview location at 1615 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Bonchon, the Popular Korean Chicken Chain, Plans Wicker Park Spot Amidst Huge Chicago Expansion
    The Chinatown location could open next week
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4 days ago

Jeni’s Ice Cream Fans Can Start Lining Up at New Old Town Store Next Month

...s fifth Chicago location. Long lines of customers could start emerging sometime in July at 1419 N. Wells St., according to a Jeni’s rep. The signage and Facebook page have been up for...

...as Jeni’s is poised to open its fourth location in the West Loop at 911-915 W. Randolph St. A rep didn’t immediately reply to when that location would open. UPDATE: A rep...

    Jeni's Ice Cream Fans Can Start Lining Up at New Old Town Store Next Month
    The new Wells Street location will be the popular chain's fifth in Chicago
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4 days ago

Underground Wonder Bar Owner Says its Really Closing, Deep-Dish Coming to United Flights, More Intel

...A Facebook post announces that Sept. 3 will be its last day in business at 710 N. Clark St. But there’s reason to be skeptical that this is truly the end, as ownership...

    Underground Wonder Bar Owner Says its Really Closing, Deep-Dish Coming to United Flights, More Intel
    Plus, a new app for free food comes to town
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5 days ago

Blue Door Farm Stand is Really Reopening on Friday in Lincoln Park

...finally reopen on Friday in Lincoln Park. It’s now a two-story restaurant near Halsted and Armitage with gourmet sandwiches, soups, and even pho. The space at 2010 N. Halsted St. also...

...restaurant near Halsted and Armitage with gourmet sandwiches, soups, and even pho. The space at 2010 N. Halsted St. also includes two bars with draft craft beer and five signature cocktails. It’s giving...

    Blue Door Farm Stand is Really Reopening on Friday in Lincoln Park
    It morphed into a two-floor all-day bar/cafe
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5 days ago

The Ace Hotel’s Restaurant Is Named City Mouse and Will Debut July 1

...to create the drinks for all aspects of the under-construction 159-room hotel at 311 N. Morgan St.

    The Ace Hotel's Restaurant Is Named City Mouse and Will Debut July 1
    Caitlin Laman, formerly of Mezcaleria Las Flores, will be the beverage director for the follow-up to Giant
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Jun 19

Updated 5 days ago

Jewish Deli Claims it Was Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Graffiti

...Izakaya Mita, the popular Japanese restaurant and sake bar at Damen and Armitage avenues in Bucktown, is in immediate financial trouble. Ownership has started a GoFundMe campaign in...

...BBQ, one of the very best barbecue restaurants in Chicago, is preparing to move from 502 E. 47th St. to somewhere on 63rd Street, according to a Facebook announcement. The timing of the move...

    Jewish Deli Claims it Was Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Graffiti
    Plus, Roister unveils its patio, LEYE hit with a lawsuit, and more intel
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  • clcb 21yr Bucktown Resident

    Schmaltz is chicken fat. Has been known to be quite a delicacy in the day.

  • In English schmaltz is another word for sentimental.

    Horrible about the graffiti.

6 days ago

Six Restaurant and Bar Staff Shuffles to Know in Chicago

...2010. Katana is set to take over the former Bin 36 space inside Marina City, 339 N. Dearborn St. Katana also named Rob Juan as executive sushi chef. He’s the former sous chef...

    Six Restaurant and Bar Staff Shuffles to Know in Chicago
    Katana, the clubstaurant heading to River North, has an executive chef
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Jun 20

Updated 6 days ago

Inside Chicago’s First Marshmallow Cafe, Now Serving Melty S’Mores and More

XO Marshmallow Cafe + Wonderland, 6977 N. Sheridan Road, open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; closed on Monday.

    Inside Chicago's First Marshmallow Cafe, Now Serving Melty S'Mores and More
    XO Marshmallow Cafe is now open in Rogers Park
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  • Wazzy if you phoned ahead for a marshmallow I'm pretty sure they would provide curb service if you double parked your limousine.

  • Scotty? Do you mean Scotty the Famous Marshmallow Magician? I heard that he once ate 850 marshmallows in five minutes during one Las Vegas act.

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