20 hours ago

The Orbit Room’s New Ownership is Closing The Bar

...closing the bar. New Year’s Eve will be the final night of service at 2959 N. California Avenue. The new ownership, Jeff Donahue and Wade McElroy, will keep the bar open through 2017...

    The Orbit Room's New Ownership is Closing The Bar
    Three months after new ownership took over the Avondale dive, the team behind The Orbit Room has announced they're closing the bar. New Year's Eve will be the final night of service at 2959 N. California Avenue.
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22 hours ago

Tour Pilsen’s Dream Restaurant From the Son of an Immigrant

...travels through Asia and other parts of the world and bring that to Pilsen at 1238 W. 18th Street. Combine all those cultures, and S.K.Y.’s food represents modern America...

...2017 Launch by Ashok Selvam on Scribd S.K.Y. is at the corner of 18th Street and Allport. Grab a pre-dinner drink at the seven-seat bar. The lounge area may be...

    Tour Pilsen's Dream Restaurant From the Son of an Immigrant
    Stephen Gillanders wanted to open his dream restaurant in LA, but life took him to Chicago where he worked at Intro Chicago as the executive chef for the Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises restaurant. Time allowed him to tweak his idea, and on Friday he unveils S.K.Y.
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25 hours ago

Indie Flick ‘The Room’ Inspires Emporium Pop-Up and More Intel

...Asian dumpling brand, is trying something new. They’re opening a fully automated restaurant at 1 W. Division Street in Gold Coast. Customers can order via their phones are at an electronic kiosk — they...

...Friday release of Bourbon County Brand Stout. They’ll again utilize Binny’s Lincoln Park, 1720 N. Marcey Street, where fans of the barrel-aged beers will wait in long lines and probably brave...

    Indie Flick 'The Room' Inspires Emporium Pop-Up and More Intel
    Emporium Arcade Bar has announced the its latest theme for its Logan Square pop-up space, the space that hosted the popular Stranger Things pop-up. For four days (November 29 to December 2) Emporium will draw inspiration from The Room , a 2003 indie flick from moviemaker Tommy Wiseau.
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44 hours ago

Jam, a Logan Square Brunch Favorite, will Reopen Next Week

...favorite, known for its malted-custard french toast, is set to reopen November 25 at 2852 N. Kedzie Avenue, the former home of Matthias Merges’s (Old Irving Brewing Co., Gideon Sweet) first restaurant...

The new location is about 20 feet larger and offers 80 seats, 20 more than the original location at 3057 W. Logan Boulevard. With the extra space, owner Anthony Fiore are able to incorporate a comfortable seating area with coffee service for folks waiting for a table.

    Jam, a Logan Square Brunch Favorite, will Reopen Next Week
    Logan Square bunch-goers feeling empty since last month when Jam closed its location of five years will soon feel whole. The breakfast favorite, known for its malted-custard french toast, is set to reopen November 25 at 2852 N. Kedzie Avenue, the former home of Matthias Merges's (Old Irving Brewing Co., Gideon Sweet) first restaurant.
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2 days ago

Inside the Revamped Pump Room, Now Open From Lettuce Entertain You

...to the VIP table inside the 225-seat dining room inside the Ambassador Chicago at 1301 N. State Parkway. The Pump Room was once a celebrity hang out for Frank Sinatra and others — customers...

    Inside the Revamped Pump Room, Now Open From Lettuce Entertain You
    While Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises's Rich Melman couldn't keep The Pump Room's name, he hopes to bring back some memories when he official reopens the venerable Gold Coast space. LEYE has dubbed the restaurant Booth One, a nod to the VIP table inside the 225-seat dining room inside the Ambassador Chicago at 1301 N.
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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Unique Roscoe Village Event Space Debuts Coffee/Pastry Window

...company opened the space in October, but the coffee window service started on Monday at 2036 W. Roscoe Street...

    Unique Roscoe Village Event Space Debuts Coffee/Pastry Window
    Chicago diners would be wise to get familiar with a unique space in Roscoe Village that hosts pop-ups, private events, and also sells coffee and pastries from a pick-up window. It's called Domaine, a space run by Brix Catering and Events. The space will also house former 42 Grams chef Jake Bickelhaupt's pop-ups starting on November 30.
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  • Jane Spec North Center resident

    Brilliant! I have wondered why more coffee shops dont put a walk up window in! So many people out walking their dog would use it.

2 days ago

Evanston’s Tommy Nevin’s Pub to Close Next Week After 27 Years

The building where Nevin’s sits, 1450 Sherman Avenue, has long been the subject of Evanston City Council meetings as developers figure out the future of the parcel. The council just approved plans for a 273-unit mixed-used building at the site, prompting the announcement of the closing date.

    Evanston's Tommy Nevin's Pub to Close Next Week After 27 Years
    Tommy Nevin's Pub, a staple for 27 years in suburban Evanston - where Northwestern University students drank beer and locals rooted on their sports teams - is closing next week. Staff had been telling patrons for weeks there were preparing to close, but the owners didn't want to divulge a closing date until now.
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3 days ago

Inside Land & Sea Dept’s All-Day Restaurant, Lonesome Rose

...Lonesome Rose, will open bright and early at 7 a.m. next Monday morning at 2101 North California Avenue. The restaurant is focused on food from the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The...

    Inside Land & Sea Dept's All-Day Restaurant, Lonesome Rose
    Land & Sea Dept's (Lost Lake, Cherry Circle Room, Milk Room) new restaurant, Lonesome Rose, will open bright and early at 7 a.m. next Monday morning at 2101 North California Avenue. The restaurant is focused on food from the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.
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4 days ago

Inside Nighthawk AM: An LA All-Day Breakfast Spot Opens in Chicago

...breakfast spot from LA’s J. Fall Group, debuts on Wednesday in Lincoln Park at 2273 N. Lincoln Avenue. It’s a comfy spot with 14 seats and designed for customers who want creative...

    Inside Nighthawk AM: An LA All-Day Breakfast Spot Opens in Chicago
    Nighthawk AM , an all-day breakfast spot from LA's J. Fall Group, debuts on Wednesday in Lincoln Park at 2273 N. Lincoln Avenue. It's a comfy spot with 14 seats and designed for customers who want creative breakfast items on the go in the mornings and folks who obsess about breakfast and need their fixes in the evenings.
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4 days ago

Red Robin Picks Chicago for Chain’s First Virtual Restaurant

...Red Robin Express and the food will come from the chain’s shuttered restaurant at 328 N. Michigan Avenue. They’ll deliver to these central neighborhoods: West Loop, Streeterville, Millennium Park, The Loop, Greektown...

    Red Robin Picks Chicago for Chain's First Virtual Restaurant
    Red Robin, the burger chain that last year closed all of its Chicago restaurants, has launched a delivery-only virtual restaurant, the first of its kind for the popular suburban chain. They're calling it Red Robin Express and the food will come from the chain's shuttered restaurant at 328 N. Michigan Avenue.
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4 days ago

New Bucktown Cat Cafe Teaming Up With Local Coffee Shop

...a solution — they’re partnering with Gallery Cafe, the coffee shop up the street at 1760 W. North Avenue...

Customers could order a coffee or pastry at Windy Kitty, 1746 W. North Avenue, and they’ll be prepared over at Gallery and brought to the cat cafe. This...

    New Bucktown Cat Cafe Teaming Up With Local Coffee Shop
    The owners of the Windy Kitty Cat Cafe and Lounge could open as early as next week in Bucktown as they wait for city approvals. City officials are trying to figure out how to regulate cat cafes, and they're prohibiting food preparation, fearful of how animals interact on premises.
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4 days ago

The Marcus Lemonis-Backed Coffee Shop is Open in Wicker Park

...was the subject of Lemonis’s TV show The Profit and opened its doors at 1948 W. North Avenue inside a space that was once earmarked for Bow Truss Coffee. Bow Truss founder Phil...

Meanwhile, the Bow Truss at 406 N. Wells Street in River North recently closed. That leaves only one Bow Truss location, 190 S. LaSalle...

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...N. Wells Street in River North recently closed. That leaves only one Bow Truss location, 190 S. LaSalle Street in the Loop, left open. Tadros said that the closing was planned, as the Wells...

    The Marcus Lemonis-Backed Coffee Shop is Open in Wicker Park
    The coffeeshop from TV host Marcus Lemonis finally opened Monday morning in Wicker Park. Red Beard Coffee Traders was the subject of Lemonis's TV show The Profit and opened its doors at 1948 W. North Avenue inside a space that was once earmarked for Bow Truss Coffee.
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5 days ago

Work on Robert De Niro’s Nobu Chicago Stops and More Intel

...to raise more funds. Crews broke ground on the Nobu Hotel in June 2016 at 854 W. Randolph Street. It was supposed to open at the end of this year. The Japanese fine-dining...

...take over the Crate & Barrel space and build a four-story roastery/cafe downtown at 646 N. Michigan Avenue. The concept also includes plans to incorporate pizzas and other baked goods from Princi, an...

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...a River North commissary inside the one of the former Le Cordon Bleu buildings at 361 W. Chestnut Street. The kitchen would suplly the food for the Michigan Avenue store and a West Loop...

...in August. He’ll be cooking a special dinner on Sunday, November 26 at Juno, 2638 N. Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Park. The omakase dinner will have four seating times (5 p.m., 6...

    Work on Robert De Niro's Nobu Chicago Stops and More Intel
    Construction on the Chicago location of Nobu, the Hollywood celebrity hot spot that features Robert De Niro as an investor, has stopped in the West Loop. According to Crain's , the developer has run out of money and is waiting to raise more funds.
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Nov 10

Best Food Friends Matthias Merges and Graham Elliot’s Restaurant Opens Tonight

...with Matthias Merges to open Gideon Sweet off Randolph Restaurant Row. Merges reimagined the restaurant, 841 W. Randolph Street, as more of a spot where customers can drift in while restaurant hopping in the...

    Best Food Friends Matthias Merges and Graham Elliot's Restaurant Opens Tonight
    There's a new energy inside the former Graham Elliot Bistro space, as the celebrity chef tonight teams with Matthias Merges to open Gideon Sweet off Randolph Restaurant Row. Merges reimagined the restaurant, 841 W. Randolph Street, as more of a spot where customers can drift in while restaurant hopping in the West Loop.
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