5 hours ago

Wrigleyville Bars Are Saving Millions of Tax Dollars Through Loophole

For example, Casey Moran’s, 3660 N. Clark St., built a tiny apartment upstairs two years ago. That allowed them to reclassify the entire...

    Wrigleyville Bars Are Saving Millions of Tax Dollars Through Loophole
    Cubs' GM Theo Epstein isn't the only one who makes sweet deals in Wrigleyville, as it turns out many of the neighborhood's restaurant and bar owners are receiving substantial property tax breaks. Cook County officials are allowing these operators to use a loophole so they can avoid paying full property taxes, according to a Sun-Times investigation.
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6 hours ago

Blind Barber Chicago Opens to Mix Drinks and Clip Hair in Fulton Market

...services are just one aspect of Blind Barber, which opens its Chicago location today at 948 W. Fulton Market. It’s a hybrid barber/cocktail lounge which debuted in 2010 in New York. They...

    Blind Barber Chicago Opens to Mix Drinks and Clip Hair in Fulton Market
    Men needing a make over can now visit Fulton Market and get a haircut or shave in an area where trendy restaurants and bars have already made over a neighborhood once ruled by meat butchers. Grooming services are just one aspect of Blind Barber, which opens its Chicago location today at 948 W.
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8 hours ago

Chicago’s Next Great Cocktail Bar Opens on Wednesday from Jim Meehan

...opening insde the bar at 1K Fulton — a.k.a. Google’s Chicago headquarters — at 320 N. Morgan St.

    Chicago's Next Great Cocktail Bar Opens on Wednesday from Jim Meehan
    What's hailed as Chicago's next great cocktail bar opens Wednesday in Fulton Market as James Beard Award-winning bartender Jim Meehan will debut Prairie School. Meehan, known for his quirky beverages at New York's PDT (Please Don't Tell), has teamed up with Chicago's Heisler Hospitality (Pub Royale, Bad Hunter, Sportsman's Club).
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10 hours ago

Virgin Hotel Unveils Renovated Restaurant With Revamped Menu and More Intel

— Popular coffee company Cafe Bustelo is popping up this weekend (Sept. 22-24) at 2145 W. North Ave. (Cup & Spoon) and offering free coffee drinks and live entertainment. Hours are 8:00 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day.

— Umami Sushi, a Japanese spot near O’Hare at 4626 N. Cumberland Ave., sadly suffered an electrical fire early Sunday morning, DNAinfo reports. Ownership wrote on Facebook that they have no set reopen date, although they “hope to reopen the restaurant in 1-2 months.”

    Virgin Hotel Unveils Renovated Restaurant With Revamped Menu and More Intel
    The Virgin Hotels Chicago's second floor restaurant and lounge, Commons Club, reopens tonight with a renovated interior and revamped menu by new chef Moosah Reaume. Reamue, who ran the kitchens at The Lobby and the Public Hotel in addition to a stint as NBA star Carmelo Anthony's personal chef, highlights his menu with Asian flavors in 12-hour-smoked short ribs, scallop crudo inspired by Thai som tum salad, and double-crusted shrimp mousse with sweet-chili coconut sauce.
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27 hours ago

A Dart Bar With Frozen Gin and Tonics is Flying to River North

...a cocktail program featuring gin. Point & Feather should debut the third week of October at 113 W. Hubbard St.

    A Dart Bar With Frozen Gin and Tonics is Flying to River North
    River North needs more laid-back bars in a sea of clubstaurants, said Adolfo Garcia, the restaurateur behind Broken English Taco Pub and Early Society. That's why Garcia has taken over the former Mercer 113 space, partnering with the building's owners Roman and Sammy Sanchez.
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32 hours ago

Chicago’s Only Michelin-Approved Korean Barbecue Restaurant is Expanding Downtown

...criminally underrated. Kim, a suburban Orland Park native, grew up in his parents’ restaurant at Foster and Western...

    Chicago's Only Michelin-Approved Korean Barbecue Restaurant is Expanding Downtown
    One of Chicago's premier Korean barbecues is opening a downtown location, as San Soo Gab San is coming to River West. The owners have signed a lease and will announce the address after management at the existing bar/restaurant figures out when they'll close - it should happen within 45 days.
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34 hours ago

South Loop Pioneer Gioco is in Danger of Closing After 18 Years

The rent should skyrocket with the new lease thanks to the dozens of condo towers built over the years near Roosevelt and Michigan avenues, said Gioco co-owner Howard Davis. Back when it opened 18 years ago at 1312 S. Wabash Ave., Gioco was the only retail spot around.

    South Loop Pioneer Gioco is in Danger of Closing After 18 Years
    Gioco, a neighborhood restaurant pioneer that opened in 1999 before the South Loop real estate boom began, is may soon end its 18-year run. A broker has listed the restaurant space for lease and is searching for a tenant who will pay 2017 market price.
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2 days ago

An Avondale Brewery Should Finally Open its Taproom in November

...teased fans for years about opening a taproom at his Avondale brewery, just southwest of Diversey and Western. Patience is a fickle thing, but here’s some good news: The taps should finally...

...taps that will hold his beers, whiskies, and draft beer cocktails. The taproom’s at 2717 N. Maplewood Ave. and will have 12 tables and a bar with 13 stools...

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The 2700 block of Maplewood Avenue dead ends into the Kennedy Expressway where the brewery stands. Eater Chicago 38 member Owen...

    An Avondale Brewery Should Finally Open its Taproom in November
    The owner of Maplewood Brewing & Distillery has teased fans for years about opening a taproom at his Avondale brewery, just southwest of Diversey and Western. Patience is a fickle thing, but here's some good news: The taps should finally flow in November, when the Maplewood Lounge debuts.
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2 days ago

Chicago Now Has a ‘Bodega’ That Sells Fruity Pebbles Churros

La Bodega del Barrio, 65 W. Kinzie St. (entrance on Clark Street), open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

    Chicago Now Has a 'Bodega' That Sells Fruity Pebbles Churros
    When Top Chef alum Fabio Viviani and DineAmic Hospitality Group opened Bar Siena two years ago in the West Loop, it enjoyed success opening a companion spot - BomboBar - which serves coffee, gelato, and Italian doughnuts through a pick-up window.
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2 days ago

The Impossible ‘Bleeding’ Veggie Burger Debuts at Chicago’s M Burger

...the Impossible “bleeding” veggie burger beginning this week. Lettuce Entertain You’s M Burger at 161 E. Huron St. will start selling the burger on Sept. 21, with a catch: it’ll only be...

...the Beyond Burger), debuts the first of its multiple planned restaurants later this fall at 614 W. Diversey Parkway. The Vegan Mania festival, which is in its ninth year, even happens this Saturday in...

    The Impossible 'Bleeding' Veggie Burger Lands at Chicago's M Burger
    After causing lines and sellouts in New York, Austin, Dallas, and other cities, Chicagoans will get what may be their first taste of the Impossible "bleeding" veggie burger beginning this week. Lettuce Entertain You's M Burger at 161 E. Huron St. will start selling the burger on Sept.
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2 days ago

Paul Kahan’s First Cookbook, ‘Cheers to the Publican,’ is Now On Sale and More Intel

...restaurant could finally be coming to the long-dormant and prominent Natalino’s space at 1523 W. Chicago Ave. in West Town, as DNAinfo reports that new ownership purchased the building for a cool...

    Paul Kahan's First Cookbook, 'Cheers to the Publican,' is Now On Sale and More Intel
    It took 20 years, but Paul Kahan finally put out a cookbook, as Cheers to the Publican is now on sale via Amazon and other retailers.
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3 days ago

A Lincoln Park French Bistro Has Added a New Cocktail Lounge

Ooh La La, 2100 N. Halsted St. (entrance on Dickens), (773) 871-2100, opening hours are 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday; 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

    A Lincoln Park French Bistro Has Added a New Cocktail Lounge
    A Lincoln Park French restaurant has converted its private room space to a cocktail lounge that debuts this week. Chez Moi will open Ooh La La on Thursday at 2100 N. Haslted St. The drink list features classic French cocktails, beer, and wine.
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3 days ago

A New Two-Level, Late-Night Bar is Heading to River North

...new 4 a.m. bar and lounge with food — should open later this year at 873 N. Orleans St. The venture is a collaboration between two companies familiar with River North nightlife, with BDG...

    A New Two-Level, Late-Night Bar is Heading to River North
    Here's more River North club/restaurant news as word about the imminent arrival of New York's Bounce Sporting Club just hit the neighborhood. Another new spot, LiqrBox - a new 4 a.m. bar and lounge with food - should open later this year at 873 N. Orleans St.
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3 days ago

Emporium Arcade Bar is Taking Over The Betty Space on Fulton Market

...mix at their tables using medicine droppers. Emporium is targeting a mid-fall opening at 839 W. Fulton Market...

    Emporium Arcade Bar is Taking Over The Betty Space on Fulton Market
    The West Loop/Fulton Market is getting an arcade bar at the expense of losing a cocktail lounge and restaurant, as The Betty will close on Saturday to make room for Emporium Arcade Bar's third location. The Betty opened in 2015 and its most-popular drink may have been the DIY gin and tonics that customers would mix at their tables using medicine droppers.
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