Apr 17

Updated 2 hours ago

Portage Park’s Frunchroom Opens to Serve Thoughtful Chicago-Style Deli Food

Frunchroom, 4042 N. Milwaukee Avenue, (773) 853-2160, open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday; open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

    Portage Park's Frunchroom Opens to Serve Thoughtful Chicago-Style Deli Food
    Portage Park has a new casual spot for bagels, sandwiches, and fresh pastas now that Frunchroom has opened its doors. The restaurant - a collaboration between former Community Tavern chef de cuisine Matt Saccaro and the tavern's founder, Quay Tao - debuted this morning on the Northwest Side with a menu representing Saccaro's Chicago's memories.
    https://chicago.eater.com

  • All I can do is laugh at some of these complaints. People shaking their fists because Frunchroom isn't what they assumed it would be.

    I'm gonna stop in this weekend.

  • Frunchroom initially said "Chicago style deli". It's not. Maybe I should say I'm going to open a men's dress shoe store, but then open it and only sell Crocs. Same idea. I'm sure it's good food, just not what I was hoping for (and expecting). A good deli woulda been nice.

24 hours ago

TV’s ‘Chicago Fire’ Has Inspired a Beer in Bucktown

...Lottie’s Pub, a sports bar nestled a couple blocks east of Damen Avenue at 1925 W. Cortland Street. The pub’s real name isn’t used, and instead the firefighter hangout is known...

    TV's 'Chicago Fire' Has Inspired a Beer in Bucktown
    Residents living in Bucktown and Logan Square routinely see TV crews from Chicago Fire as NBC often films the firefighter drama in those neighborhoods. The show features Lottie's Pub, a sports bar nestled a couple blocks east of Damen Avenue at 1925 W. Cortland Street.
    https://chicago.eater.com

28 hours ago

New River North Italian Contender Promises to Go Beyond Spaghetti and Meatballs

Sapori Antichi Bar Italiano, 22 W. Ohio Street, (312) 624-9058, open 11 a.m to 10 p.m. on Monday through Thursday...

    New River North Italian Contender Promises to Go Beyond Spaghetti and Meatballs
    Nine months ago, Michael Meranda revealed his plans to open a new Italian restaurant in River North that featured his award-winning gelato. The path to opening Sapori Antichi Bar Italiano hasn't been as smooth as their tasty Italian desserts are, but on Monday Meranda and wife Mary finally opened their restaurant.
    https://chicago.eater.com

29 hours ago

Inside McDonald’s Fancy New Chicago Flagship, Serving Customers Global Tastes

...modernization efforts under one roof — until now. The new restaurant opened on Wednesday morning at 110 N. Carpenter Street while the company will open the rest of its new nine-story headquarters in a...

    Inside McDonald's Fancy New Chicago Flagship, Serving Customers Global Tastes
    The "McDonald's Experience of the Future" has been a popular phrase in the fast-food chain's recent media materials, but there hasn't been much explanation to what that meant. The answers, it appears, are inside McDonald's new 6,000-square-foot restaurant on the ground floor of its new Chicago corporate headquarters in the West Loop.
    https://chicago.eater.com

2 days ago

Logan Square Favorite Quenchers Saloon To Close After 39 Years In

...neighborhood hangs in Logan Square, Quenchers Saloon will close. The bar at the corner of Western and Fullerton is set to become a doctor’s office. Staff will serve the bar’s last...

...is even a countdown clock behind the bar closing in on the final day at 2401 N. Western Avenue. Ashok Selvam Quenchers countdown clock...

    Logan Square Favorite Quenchers Saloon To Close After 39 Years In
    After 39 years of live music, craft beers, and neighborhood hangs in Logan Square, Quenchers Saloon will close. The bar at the corner of Western and Fullerton is set to become a doctor's office. Staff will serve the bar's last pint on June 16.
    https://chicago.eater.com

2 days ago

McDonald’s HQ’s New Restaurant Features Food From Around the World

The modern restaurant at 110 N. Carpenter Street is an appeal to demonstrate how the fast-food giant has evolved. It includes those...

McDonald’s already has a West Loop restaurant, a few blocks west at Lake and Ogden. But this sparkling new spot is unique and opens at 6 a.m. on Wednesday.

    McDonald's HQ's New Restaurant Features Food From Around the World
    McDonald's will open its ground-floor restaurant inside its new Chicago headquarters on Wednesday on Randolph Street, home to many of the city's hottest restaurants. In order to fit into the trendy West Loop neighborhood, the new restaurant will serve a rotating menu of special items found at the chain's restaurants in other countries.
    https://chicago.eater.com

2 days ago

Halal Guys Inches Closer To Wicker Park Opening

...opened its Wicker Park pizzeria, the Halal Guys will open a half mile away at 1415 N. Milwaukee Avenue inside the former FireFin Poke Shop. The New York-based chain started as a food...

    Halal Guys Will Debut Its Gyros in Wicker Park This Weekend
    Another restaurant with broad appeal outside of Chicago is opening a location in Wicker Park. Only days after Bonci opened its Wicker Park pizzeria, the Halal Guys will open a half mile away at 1415 N. Milwaukee Avenue inside the former FireFin Poke Shop.
    https://chicago.eater.com

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Ex-Longman & Eagle Chef Is Taking Over the 42 Grams Space

...scene. But a new tenant with Michelin-star history is taking over the kitchen at 4662 N. Broadway Street. Ex-Longman & Eagle chef Matt Kerney is assembling a team that will open a new...

    Ex-Longman & Eagle Chef Is Taking Over the 42 Grams Space
    It's been almost a year since 42 Grams suddenly closed in Uptown, leaving a Michelin star-sized void in Chicago's fine dining scene. But a new tenant with Michelin-star history is taking over the kitchen at 4662 N. Broadway Street. Ex- Longman & Eagle chef Matt Kerney is assembling a team that will open a new restaurant in the space.
    https://chicago.eater.com

  • Man, something along the lines of Longman and Eagle or Tied House would be a perfect fit here. 42 Grams might have been a little too inaccessible for a neighborhood restaurant but those two are shining examples of that in their respective areas.

3 days ago

Lakeview Bar Owners’s Defense of N-Word Sparks Enormous Backlash

...on the bar’s official page. Jake’s Pub is a family-owned bar at 2932 N. Clark Street, a few blocks south of Wrigley Field. It’s a neighborhood dive that’s been...

    Lakeview Bar Owners's Defense of N-Word Sparks Enormous Backlash
    The owners of a Lakeview bar over the weekend used the n-word online and attempted to justify its use which lead an army of Facebook and Yelp users to leave hundreds of negative reviews about the business. Users are saying to steer clear from Jake's Pub, alleging ownership is racist and unrepentant in use of the slur.
    https://chicago.eater.com

3 days ago

Bonci Wicker Park Opens to Give Chicago Another World-Class Pizzeria

...opened its second Chicago pizzeria over the weekend in the heart of Wicker Park at 1566 N. Damen Avenue...

    Bonci Wicker Park Opens To Give Chicago Another World-Class Pizzeria
    Last year, Bonci took Chicago by storm when famed pizza maker Gabriele Bonci brought his creative Roman-style pizzas to America by opening his first pizzeria outside of Italy in the West Loop.
    https://chicago.eater.com

3 days ago

One of Taylor Street’s Oldest Italian Restaurants Is Closing

...longest-running restaurants. RoSal’s Italian Cucina, which has been open for 28 years at 1154 W. Taylor Street, will close for good on May 13, ownership announced on Facebook: “We are super excited...

    One of Taylor Street's Oldest Italian Restaurants is Closing
    Chicago's Little Italy on Taylor Street will lose one of its longest-running restaurants. RoSal's Italian Cucina, which has been open for 28 years at 1154 W.
    https://chicago.eater.com

6 days ago

Claridge House Replaces Hotel Indigo, New Eatery En Route

...a modern look that honors the building’s almost century-old past. Built in 1923, 1244 N. Dearborn Pkwy. has lived as a hotel in various iterations, and until 2005 was named Claridge Hotel...

    Claridge House Replaces Hotel Indigo, New Eatery En Route
    Parent company Oxford Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to rebrand the Gold Coast's Hotel Indigo into Claridge House. Currently undergoing a $9 million facelift, when the property debuts late May, it will house a new restaurant and bar: Juniper Spirits & Oysters.
    https://chicago.eater.com

Apr 18

Fat Cat and Five Star’s Owners Have Plans in Andersonville

...Star in West Town are named on a liquor license application for the address at 5721 N. Clark Street. However, there is no name for the replacement restaurant or bar — only a generic LLC...

...who also owns Sheffield’s in Lakeview, retains control of the Silver Cloud space at 1700 N. Damen Avenue. He’s not quite ready to publicly share what he’s got planned for the...

    Fat Cat and Five Star's Owners Have Plans in Andersonville
    It's been two months since Pork Shoppe closed in Andersonville and it looks like there's a new operator perched to take over the space. The owners of Fat Cat in Uptown and Five Star in West Town are named on a liquor license application for the address at 5721 N.
    https://chicago.eater.com

Apr 18

Flight Club, Downtown’s Swanky New Dart Bar, Should Open in May

...commit to an opening date for the space, just south of the Chicago River at 111 W. Wacker Drive. But in the meantime, Fight Club and chef Rick Gresh — who’s also in charge...

    Flight Club, Downtown's Swanky New Dart Bar, Should Open in May
    For those wondering what's going on with Flight Club, the upcoming dart bar from the owners of the AceBounce ping-pong restaurant, listen up. Customers can expect to start flinging darts and sipping drinks sometime during the first week of May. Management won't commit to an opening date for the space, just south of the Chicago River at 111 W.
    https://chicago.eater.com

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