3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Diner Grill Signs Go Up As Reopening Inches Closer

...happen as crews were outside the restaurant putting up Diner Grill’s new signage at 1635 W. Irving Park Road...

    Diner Grill Signs Go Up As Reopening Inches Closer
    Diner Grill was supposed to be reopened by now, more than a year after a fire forced the closure of the now-79-year-old restaurant. Owner Arnold DeMar hoped to be back open in November, but he's blaming construction delays on contractors.
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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

North Center’s New Craft Beer-Focused Replacement for Northdown Opens Friday

Welcome Wooden Nickel to Lincoln and Belmont

...by the same team behind Floyd’s Pub in Bucktown and the new bar at 3244 N. Lincoln Avenue in North Center will have a strong commitment to craft beer. They’ll also serve...

    North Center's New Craft Beer-Focused Replacement for Northdown Opens Friday
    A new bar is pegged for a Friday debut inside the former Northdown Cafe and Taproom near Lincoln and Belmont. Wooden Nickel Bar & Grill is owned by the same team behind Floyd's Pub in Bucktown and the new bar at 3244 N. Lincoln Avenue in North Center will have a strong commitment to craft beer.
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    Cool. Chicago needs more bars

  • Chicago needs anything that can deal with the high costs of doing business in this city that can manage to stay operational.

3 days ago

White Castle Now Delivers and More Intel

— The redevelopment of the landmark Morton Salt industrial complex at 1357 N. Elston Avenue “could take on a culinary focus thanks to new restaurants, an indoor market, event space, and possibly a cooking school,” Curbed Chicago reports.

...at one of Chicago’s best coffeeshop chains. Intelligentsia’s Millennium Park coffee bar at 53 E. Randolph Street partnered with Cemitas Puebla to serve four flavors of breakfast tacos for $3.50-4...

    White Castle Now Delivers and More Intel
    Eaters around the country can now get White Castle sliders, chicken rings, and more delivered to their homes, workplaces, or elsewhere. The fast-food chain rolled out delivery nationwide this week via Grubhub , joining McDonald's and other chains that now deliver.
    https://chicago.eater.com

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Decade-Old Wicker Park Bar Crocodile Evicted For Unpaid Rent

...of being sporadically open. Hawryszcuk’s landlord Mariusz “Mario” Szpyrka, who owns the building at 1540 N. Milwaukee Avenue, showed Eater documents indicating that Hawryszczuk owed more than $44,384.92 in back rent...

Szpyrk says he is working on securing a new tenant for the storefront, just south of Wicker Park’s Milwaukee, Damen and North avenues intersection. “I have a potential tenant lined up; we are in the midst of negotiations. There is no lease signed yet,” he said.

    Decade-Old Wicker Park Bar Crocodile Evicted For Unpaid Rent
    It's all over for Crocodile , a previously popular Wicker Park bar and nightlife spot known for its DJ music, basement dance floor and free pizza. Earlier this month, officers from the Cook County Sheriff's Office slapped an eviction and "No Trespassing" sticker on the door of the Crocodile, which opened in 2008.
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4 days ago

Ex-‘Wonder Woman’ Comics Writer to Design Tap Handles for New Chicago Brewpub

...opening. The sprawling project features a rooftop bar in one of hottest dining areas at 2515 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Fowler’s been working tirelessly on the Asian-inspired brewpub which was announced in January...

    Ex-'Wonder Woman' Comics Writer to Design Tap Handles for New Chicago Brewpub
    Bo Fowler swears it's going to happen: The chef/owner behind Owen & Engine and Fat Willy's Rib Shack says her Logan Square brewpub, Bixi, is about two months from opening. The sprawling project features a rooftop bar in one of hottest dining areas at 2515 N. Milwaukee Avenue.
    https://chicago.eater.com

5 days ago

Steak ‘N Shake is Planning its First Chicago Restaurant

...been shared, but Steak ‘n Shake is interested in the former Jamba Juice space at 1322 S. Halsted Street...

Coming soon to Halsted and Maxwell:

    Steak 'N Shake is Planning its First Chicago Restaurant
    Steak 'n Shake, the fast-food chain many University of Illinois transplants are familiar with from their days in Champaign, is planning to open its first Chicago location. While the Indianapolis-based chain has restaurants in the surrounding suburbs, it hasn't opened within the city's limits.
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5 days ago

11 Happy Hour Specials to Try In Chicago Now

ANDERSONVILLE— Hutch American Kitchen + Bar, 1477 W. Winnemac Avenue

BRIDGEPORT— The Duck Inn, 2701 S. Eleanor Street

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DUNNING— Fizz Eatery and Soda Fountain, 7958 W. Belmont Avenue

FULTON MARKET— Regards to Edith, 326 N. Morgan Street

LINCOLN PARK— King Crab House, 1816 N. Halsted Street

The latest iteration of King Crab, back at the original location near the corner of Halsted and Willow, has $4 house wines, $5 draft beers and cocktails — including their Mai Tai.

THE LOOP— Raised, 1 W. Wacker Drive

PILSEN— Alulu Brewpub, 2011 S. Laflin Street

PORTAGE PARK— Community Tavern, 4038 N. Milwaukee Avenue

STREETERVILLE— The Albert, inside The Hotel EMC2, 228 E. Ontario Street

WEST LOOP— Bin 36, 161 N. Jefferson Street

WICKER PARK— Black Bull, 1721 W. Division Street

WICKER PARK— Estelle’s, 2013 W. North Avenue

    11 Happy Hour Specials to Try In Chicago Now
    Happy hour specials are important. The discounted prices are a great tool to bring Chicagoans into bars and restaurants no matter the weather. It's been almost three years since state lawmakers legalized happy hour, lifting obsolete restrictions that prevented restaurant and bar owners from offer discounts on alcoholic drinks.
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6 days ago

Lakeview is Getting a Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Shop

...and enjoy the incorporated mix-ins. Chill N2 holds its grand opening on Friday at 2935 N. Broadway Street...

...as iCream did the liquid nitrogen thing for seven years before closing in 2015 at 1537 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park. The concepts are similar, as customers can watch employees mix up their...

    Lakeview is Getting a Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Shop
    Liquid nitrogen ice cream officially returns to Chicago on Friday, this time in Lakeview where Chill N2 opens, giving patrons an interactive experience where they can watch their science in action. Fans say the liquid nitrogen ice cream is creamier than the traditional dessert and enjoy the incorporated mix-ins.
    https://chicago.eater.com

6 days ago

Edgy Danish Coffee/Juice Bar Unveils First Chicago Location on Wednesday

...coffee bars globally, will open its first Chicago location on Wednesday in Gold Coast at 10 E. Delaware Place. Founded in 2002 in Copenhagen, the chain already has locations in LA, New York, San...

The first Chicago location is among three planned for the city. Upcoming locations are planned for 8 E. Huron Street in the Loop, and 215 W. Hubbard Street in River North.

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The first Chicago location is among three planned for the city. Upcoming locations are planned for 8 E. Huron Street in the Loop, and 215 W. Hubbard Street in River North.

    Edgy Danish Coffee/Juice Bar Unveils First Chicago Location on Wednesday
    Joe & The Juice, a Danish chain that operates more than 200 juice/coffee bars globally, will open its first Chicago location on Wednesday in Gold Coast at 10 E. Delaware Place. Founded in 2002 in Copenhagen, the chain already has locations in LA, New York, San Francisco, and South Florida.
    https://chicago.eater.com

6 days ago

The Restaurant Industry Personnel Shuffles Chicago Needs to Know, 2018

...executive chef at Bar Biscay, the upcoming Spanish brasserie scheduled for a February opening at 1450 W. Chicago Avenue. Last year while at Schwa, Bauer won the Jean Banchet award for best chef de...

THE LOOP— Steadfast, the restaurant on the ground floor of the Kimpton Gray Hotel, 120 W. Monroe Street, has hired Ender Oktyuren as executive chef. Oktayuren’s arrival, according to a spokesperson, moves...

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...restaurant, which was supposed to mix Japanese flattops with casual taqueria opened in September at 1307 S. Wabash Avenue. The restaurant is still trying to find its identity, just blocks from Soldier Field. Espinoza...

    The Restaurant Industry Personnel Shuffles Chicago Needs to Know, 2018
    NOBLE SQUARE- Schwa and Longman & Eagle alum Wilson Bauer is in as the executive chef at Bar Biscay, the upcoming Spanish brasserie scheduled for a February opening at 1450 W. Chicago Avenue. Last year while at Schwa, Bauer won the Jean Banchet award for best chef de cuisine.
    https://chicago.eater.com

6 days ago

Three Thai Ice Cream Shops Will Roll Into Downtown Chicago

...Place and on the second floor at North Bridge. Meanwhile, the Sixty Five location at 333 S. Franklin Street will be the chain’s first new location in 15 years. And given the trendiness...

...two other partners opened Legend Tasty House, a Chinese restaurant that serves ice cream at 2242 S. Wentworth Avenue in Chinatown. Originally, Legend opened with a full menu. But when owners saw hour-long...

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Sixty Five is a family-owned local chain that’s been around Chicago for more than two decades. They’ve got four locations, all assembly-line spots that Chen compared to Panda Express. At one time, they had a sit-down restaurant in Lincoln Park on the corner of Armitage and Sedgwick.

    Three Thai Ice Cream Shops Will Roll Into Downtown Chicago
    Downtown Chicago is about to see more Thai rolled ice cream as Wonderoll, a new ice cream parlor chain, is opening locations at Water Tower Place and at The Shops at North Bridge.
    https://chicago.eater.com

Jan 03

Updated Jan 09

Inside Hutch, Andersonville’s New All-Day Restaurant Replacing Cantina 1910

...night, debuted Tuesday night on the first floor of the former Cantina 1910 space at 1477 W. Winnemac Avenue. Hutch American Kitchen & Bar hopes to endear itself to a neighborhood with classic American cuisine...

    Inside Hutch, Andersonville's New All-Day Restaurant Replacing Cantina 1910
    The third iteration of Hutch, a restaurant serving brunch every day day and dinner items like brisket macaroni and cheese at night, debuted Tuesday night on the first floor of the former Cantina 1910 space at 1477 W. Winnemac Avenue.
    https://chicago.eater.com

  • Looking forward to going there but from the photos it looks like they kept the worst part of the previous restaurant---the horribly uncomfortable metal chairs. I really hope I'm wrong.

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    went to the Bongo Room on Saturday because Hatch looked closed - then found out from fellow diners they took the back half of the restaurant building. That's why it looks closed when you go by on Clark St.

  • Harletgrrl, good to know. I was planning on going there in the coming weeks and I might have been just as confused as you were had I not read your post. I wonder if there's anything the owners can do to raise the profile Of that Hutch location so that...

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    Harletgrrl, good to know. I was planning on going there in the coming weeks and I might have been just as confused as you were had I not read your post. I wonder if there's anything the owners can do to raise the profile Of that Hutch location so that people passing by on Clark Street will know it's there and open?

    On a related note, does anyone here have any information on what might be going in to the other half of that space that does front itself on Clark Street?

Jan 08

Updated Jan 09

Chicago’s First Dedicated Kombucha Bar to Close and More Intel

...s now official — Chicago’s first dedicated kombucha bar will close. The Kombucha Room, at 2353 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square, will close permanently by the end of January. Owner Mel Mohamednur broke...

    Chicago's First Dedicated Kombucha Bar to Close and More Intel
    Although ownership technically called it a popup, it's now official - Chicago's first dedicated kombucha bar will close. The Kombucha Room , at 2353 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square, will close permanently by the end of January.
    https://chicago.eater.com

  • Jerry Cargill Photographer, Teacher, Live on Milwaukee Ave.

    So is a popup some kind of a special short-term lease?

  • Yes. Usually no more than 3 years of term

Jan 08

Updated Jan 08

Cubs Fans Will Drink Fancy Cocktails at This New Wrigleyville Bar

...space at the under-construction Hotel Zachary, just across the street from the stadium at 3630 N. Clark Street...

    Cubs Fans Will Drink Fancy Cocktails at This New Wrigleyville Bar
    Wrigleyville's makeover continues as noted chef/restaurateur Matthias Merges revealed more details - including the name - of his upcoming bar across from Wrigley Field. Named after Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown, an early 20th Century pitcher for the Cubs, Mordecai should be ready for April 9: Opening Day at Wrigley.
    https://chicago.eater.com

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    Thanks for the warning. Ill be sure not to step foot in there!

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