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    Post #1 - July 2nd, 2011, 7:32 am
    Post #1 - July 2nd, 2011, 7:32 am Post #1 - July 2nd, 2011, 7:32 am
    Barn & Company Public Hall & Smokehouse coming in August..

    I'm hopeful for something decent.




    DMChicago wrote:Grand Central
    950 West Wrightwood
    Chicago, IL 60610


    Closed.

    Yeah...I'm devastated too.

    Is it too much to ask that The BOKA Group opens another “so hot you can’t get in” place here?

    Achatz? Are you aware of this great location?

    Six steps from being under the EL?

    Across from that weird Euro-sausage place?

    You could pick-up the pizza eaters who don’t want to wait two hours for Malnati's


    HELP!?
    "Your custard pie, yeah, sweet and nice
    When you cut it, mama, save me a slice"
  • Post #2 - July 2nd, 2011, 10:19 am
    Post #2 - July 2nd, 2011, 10:19 am Post #2 - July 2nd, 2011, 10:19 am
    For last quarter's Openings, Closings, Comings & Goings, please visit this thread:

    Openings, Closings, Comings & Goings April - June 2011

    Thanks,

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #3 - July 4th, 2011, 4:58 pm
    Post #3 - July 4th, 2011, 4:58 pm Post #3 - July 4th, 2011, 4:58 pm
    Ed Nero of Big Ed's BBQ in North Chicago has opened Big Ed's Bar & Grill in Waukegan. Pulled pork from his BBQ in North Chicago is on the menu. He also will be having lives blues Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

    Big Ed's Bar & Grill
    30 N Genesee St
    Waukegan, IL 60085
    "Call any vegetable...and the chances are good the vegetable will respond to you."
    --Frank Zappa
  • Post #4 - July 4th, 2011, 11:24 pm
    Post #4 - July 4th, 2011, 11:24 pm Post #4 - July 4th, 2011, 11:24 pm
    Chef Shangri-la (7930 W. 26th Street North Riverside) changing owners from parents to youngest daughter.

    an article w/ more info..............
    http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/otg/eat/x ... -of-owners
  • Post #5 - July 6th, 2011, 10:14 am
    Post #5 - July 6th, 2011, 10:14 am Post #5 - July 6th, 2011, 10:14 am
    Braxton Seafood Grill in Oak Brook is closing after 27 years.

    Though an agreeable new lease could not be reached with our current location, we are actively pursuing other real estate opportunities...
    said Managing Partner Petr Holubar in an e-mailed letter this morning.

    Braxton Seafood Grill
    3 Oakbrook Center
    Oak Brook, IL 60523
    630-574-2155
  • Post #6 - July 6th, 2011, 2:36 pm
    Post #6 - July 6th, 2011, 2:36 pm Post #6 - July 6th, 2011, 2:36 pm
    Ta-ta, tiki: Trader Vic's closes its doors - http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/ ... zwrap-7611
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #7 - July 7th, 2011, 7:54 am
    Post #7 - July 7th, 2011, 7:54 am Post #7 - July 7th, 2011, 7:54 am
    Not surprised about Trader Vic's....we only went to the new one a couple of times (and we are HUGE fans of Vic's all over the country).....this location just did not have the old school character (see Atlanta's version for the good old template)....this one just too big and sleek....great old bartenders replaced, mai tais not as strong....too bad
  • Post #8 - July 7th, 2011, 2:55 pm
    Post #8 - July 7th, 2011, 2:55 pm Post #8 - July 7th, 2011, 2:55 pm
    The River North location of NYC Bagel Deli is set to open within the next couple weeks:

    http://chicago.eater.com/archives/2011/ ... -pizza.php

    Apparently they will serve pizza late night on Friday and Saturday too.

    NYC Bagel Deli
    515 N Dearborn
    Chicago, IL
    312.923.9999
  • Post #9 - July 7th, 2011, 3:02 pm
    Post #9 - July 7th, 2011, 3:02 pm Post #9 - July 7th, 2011, 3:02 pm
    I've been wondering for some time what might be going into the building on the southeast corner of Chicago and Davis in Evanston. They've been working on the interior and exterior for quite a while, including sandblasting the building down to the original brick (it was painted white for years). Lately, there's been a "cook wanted" sign in the windows.
    Turns out it's just the new home for Giordano's, which is relocating there from its present site a block away at 500 Davis (southwest corner of Hinman). The move should take place by late August.
    "Life is a combination of magic and pasta." -- Federico Fellini

    "You're not going to like it in Chicago. The wind comes howling in from the lake. And there's practically no opera season at all--and the Lord only knows whether they've ever heard of lobster Newburg." --Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane.
  • Post #10 - July 7th, 2011, 3:33 pm
    Post #10 - July 7th, 2011, 3:33 pm Post #10 - July 7th, 2011, 3:33 pm
    Deerfield Carb Gossip:
    Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano is opening in the former Stoney River @ Deerfield & Waukegan. http://www.biaggis.com/
    Rosebud will (finally) open August 1st in the former Baker's Square.
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #11 - July 8th, 2011, 7:01 am
    Post #11 - July 8th, 2011, 7:01 am Post #11 - July 8th, 2011, 7:01 am
    janeyb wrote:Braxton Seafood Grill in Oak Brook is closing after 27 years.

    Though an agreeable new lease could not be reached with our current location, we are actively pursuing other real estate opportunities...
    said Managing Partner Petr Holubar in an e-mailed letter this morning.

    Braxton Seafood Grill
    3 Oakbrook Center
    Oak Brook, IL 60523
    630-574-2155


    Although we haven't gone here in maybe 5 or 6 years, I am sorry to hear this and hope they work something out for a new location.
  • Post #12 - July 8th, 2011, 8:56 am
    Post #12 - July 8th, 2011, 8:56 am Post #12 - July 8th, 2011, 8:56 am
    Telegraph opens today, previews were going on this past week: http://www.telegraphwinebar.com/

    2601 N Milwaukee Ave
    Chicago, IL 60647
    (773) 292-9463

    My block of Kedzie has sure blown up over the past few years. This should be a great addition to the block.
  • Post #13 - July 12th, 2011, 10:24 am
    Post #13 - July 12th, 2011, 10:24 am Post #13 - July 12th, 2011, 10:24 am
    To those here who are devotees of Deta's in West Rogers Park, this is her new neighbor. I'll try to do a scout trip soon, as it's just around the corner from me. From Alderman Joe Moore:


    Welcome the 49th Ward's Newest Green Business
    Dear Neighbor:

    Please join me and the Rogers Park Business Alliance as we cut the ribbon on the 49th Ward's newest green business: Green Spirit. Located at 7551 N. Ridge (just south of Howard), Green Spirit specializes in healthy living through delicious, nutrient dense raw foods. A variety of fun and informative classes in raw food preparation are offered, as well as weekly packages of prepared gourmet meals to help supplement a healthy lifestyle.

    The Grand Opening Reception for Green Spirit takes place this Thursday, July 14th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at their store location, 7551 N. Ridge. The ribbon will be cut at 7:00 p.m.

    A 49th Ward resident for the last seven years, Green Spirit founder and chef, Linda Szarkowski , was delighted to find a perfect location for her business so close to home. Green Spirit is a favorite at the Glenwood Sunday Market where Linda sells her positively addicting kale chips and other raw snacks.

    Linda is a graduate of the internationally-renowned Living Light Culinary Institute where she received certifications in the Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition, Chef and Instructor. In addition, she holds certifications from Alissa Cohen's Living on Live Food Program and The Un-cooking School.

    Linda was formerly a chef at the award-winning Chicago Diner and also at Beets Living Foods Cafe in Austin, Texas. She has been teaching her raw food classes in Chicago for the past 3 years, and has been a guest instructor at Cousins Raw Gourmet International. This year marked her third appearance as a guest chef at the Taste of Chicago.

    Linda has a passion for healthy living and loves sharing her knowledge. She is available for lectures and private classes.

    Please stop by on Thursday and join me in supporting Linda's new business!

    Sincerely,

    Joe Moore
  • Post #14 - July 12th, 2011, 2:06 pm
    Post #14 - July 12th, 2011, 2:06 pm Post #14 - July 12th, 2011, 2:06 pm
    They've been working on a store front at 2200 N. Milwaukee for a month or so now and just recently put up a permit that says they're building a "Gourmet Hot Dog Stand". Anyone have any idea what this could be? I'm trying to catch the construction workers to ask, but no luck yet.
    It is VERY important to be smart when you're doing something stupid

    - Chris

    http://stavewoodworking.com
  • Post #15 - July 12th, 2011, 6:13 pm
    Post #15 - July 12th, 2011, 6:13 pm Post #15 - July 12th, 2011, 6:13 pm
    Now open, Sideline Grill at 4460 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago IL 60641.

    In addition to the usual hot dogs and fries, they have some unusual fries (yucca, sweet potato) and some other stuff (sliders, etc). I haven't tried anything on the menu, except the Italian Ice. I treated my daughter to an ice today, after she had a long, hot day at camp. Today's flavor was mango-pineapple-- fresh and homemade, clearly with real fruit (there were a few chunks of mango and pineapple, although the base texture was very smooth, not icy). It was really good-- my daughter said I had to get my own next time, no way was she sharing.

    Jen
  • Post #16 - July 13th, 2011, 12:58 pm
    Post #16 - July 13th, 2011, 12:58 pm Post #16 - July 13th, 2011, 12:58 pm
    Closed, though I have no idea when:

    Filipiniana Restaurant
    9060 W Golf Rd
    Niles, IL 60714
    (847) 298-9332
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #17 - July 13th, 2011, 10:05 pm
    Post #17 - July 13th, 2011, 10:05 pm Post #17 - July 13th, 2011, 10:05 pm
    The old Enissa's space at Lincoln and Leland has a building permit in the window for a new restaurant. Windows are papered over and I saw no sign of workers.
  • Post #18 - July 14th, 2011, 12:16 pm
    Post #18 - July 14th, 2011, 12:16 pm Post #18 - July 14th, 2011, 12:16 pm
    Caravan Restaurant & Lounge - Uptown is getting a new restaurant and entertainment lounge. Next to The Green Mill in space formerly occupied by the Wild Pug. Due to open in July - accepting applications for employees today, 7/14. Was previously going to be called Cairo Caravan but appears they've dropped the Cairo.

    http://chicago.metromix.com/restaurants ... 87/content
    Senorita P.
  • Post #19 - July 18th, 2011, 12:16 pm
    Post #19 - July 18th, 2011, 12:16 pm Post #19 - July 18th, 2011, 12:16 pm
    Oberweis will be opening a new ice-cream parlor on the corner Dempster and Niles Center roads in Skokie, as part of the extensive rebuilding of the Dempster retail strip in proximity to the Skokie Swift El stop. Construction hasn't started yet, though, so it will be a while.
  • Post #20 - July 18th, 2011, 12:22 pm
    Post #20 - July 18th, 2011, 12:22 pm Post #20 - July 18th, 2011, 12:22 pm
    I posted this in the Filichia thread, and will repost here that they closed earlier this month.

    Filichia Food & Imports
    959 N. Western Ave
    (773) 697-8061
  • Post #21 - July 18th, 2011, 2:32 pm
    Post #21 - July 18th, 2011, 2:32 pm Post #21 - July 18th, 2011, 2:32 pm
    Looks like Coopers Hawk Winery will be opening in Naperville on August 1st

    Coopers Hawk Winery and Restaurant
    1740 Freedom Drive
    Naperville IL60563
    630-245-8000
    Redhdbest
    ____________
    Life is a cabaret my friend!
  • Post #22 - July 19th, 2011, 11:12 am
    Post #22 - July 19th, 2011, 11:12 am Post #22 - July 19th, 2011, 11:12 am
    I tried my best to search LTH and the web and make sure this wasn't already posted --

    Ginger's Ale House on Ashland and Grace is papered over. I'm not sure if they're closing, changing names or just renovating. I was a bit surprised to see this, as I thought it was a popular spot for soccer--er, football--fans.
    pizza fun
  • Post #23 - July 19th, 2011, 11:46 am
    Post #23 - July 19th, 2011, 11:46 am Post #23 - July 19th, 2011, 11:46 am
    i<3pizza wrote:I tried my best to search LTH and the web and make sure this wasn't already posted --

    Ginger's Ale House on Ashland and Grace is papered over. I'm not sure if they're closing, changing names or just renovating. I was a bit surprised to see this, as I thought it was a popular spot for soccer--er, football--fans.


    Word in the neighborhood is that the group that owns The Globe Pub bought it and is fixing it up. Ginger's has had its ups and downs over the years but had gotten especially rough around the edges lately. The Globe guys will do a good job with it, I'd think.
  • Post #24 - July 20th, 2011, 8:05 am
    Post #24 - July 20th, 2011, 8:05 am Post #24 - July 20th, 2011, 8:05 am
    Bop N Grill will be opening a second location in Rogers Park on Sheridan, by the Loyola campus (by Chipotle). Looks like they're planning for an August opening. The sign is up!

    New Bop N Grill: 6604 N Sheridan Chicago, IL 60626
  • Post #25 - July 20th, 2011, 8:39 am
    Post #25 - July 20th, 2011, 8:39 am Post #25 - July 20th, 2011, 8:39 am
    cookiemahnster wrote:Bop N Grill will be opening a second location in Rogers Park on Sheridan, by the Loyola campus (by Chipotle). Looks like they're planning for an August opening. The sign is up!

    New Bop N Grill: 6604 N Sheridan Chicago, IL 60626

    I'm guessing that means they weren't able to find a better spot in Evanston.... :(
  • Post #26 - July 20th, 2011, 9:27 am
    Post #26 - July 20th, 2011, 9:27 am Post #26 - July 20th, 2011, 9:27 am
    A branch of Jaffa Bakery has opened in the O'Hare Tollway Oasis on 294. The good news is that there is now someting ethnic you can get while cruising the Tollway. The bad news is that the carved from the bone turkey, which is a staple in their downtown locations, is not ofered at this branch. Instead, they have schwarama carved from a decent looking trompo. They also have fresh, squeezed-to-order juices.

    Image

    In an interesting "East Bank Story" like twist, they offer lox and bagels for breakfast.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #27 - July 21st, 2011, 9:13 am
    Post #27 - July 21st, 2011, 9:13 am Post #27 - July 21st, 2011, 9:13 am
    Closed, Anthem Grill in Palatine. Very little notice given.
  • Post #28 - July 21st, 2011, 9:23 am
    Post #28 - July 21st, 2011, 9:23 am Post #28 - July 21st, 2011, 9:23 am
    i<3pizza wrote:Ginger's Ale House on Ashland and Grace is papered over. I'm not sure if they're closing, changing names or just renovating. I was a bit surprised to see this, as I thought it was a popular spot for soccer--er, football--fans.

    That fan base explains the very rough and kind of scary-looking out-and-out fistfight I saw going on outside that bar as I was driving by a while ago. I called 911.
  • Post #29 - July 21st, 2011, 12:11 pm
    Post #29 - July 21st, 2011, 12:11 pm Post #29 - July 21st, 2011, 12:11 pm
    Not sure if this has been posted but looks like Naperville is getting a new Tampa based World of Beer in the Freedom Commoms simetime in the future.

    http://wobusa.com/

    City Council approves new measure to add Class C license which will allow Tampa based World of Beer to move into 1727 Freedom Drive in Freedom Commons. Tavern has 500 different types of bottled beer and 70 brews on tap. The Bar will be granted entertainment permits for live music, outdoor seating and a permt for samples to be given out

    http://viera.wobusa.com//Menus/Drafts.aspx Here is a recent draft list of beer from one of their Florida locations
    Redhdbest
    ____________
    Life is a cabaret my friend!
  • Post #30 - July 21st, 2011, 4:31 pm
    Post #30 - July 21st, 2011, 4:31 pm Post #30 - July 21st, 2011, 4:31 pm
    redhdbest wrote:Not sure if this has been posted but looks like Naperville is getting a new Tampa based World of Beer in the Freedom Commoms simetime in the future.

    http://wobusa.com/

    City Council approves new measure to add Class C license which will allow Tampa based World of Beer to move into 1727 Freedom Drive in Freedom Commons. Tavern has 500 different types of bottled beer and 70 brews on tap. The Bar will be granted entertainment permits for live music, outdoor seating and a permt for samples to be given out

    http://viera.wobusa.com//Menus/Drafts.aspx Here is a recent draft list of beer from one of their Florida locations


    How does an establishment keep 500 bottled beers in cold/fresh/drinkable condition? Pretty ambitious.

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