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  • Post #91 - February 14th, 2018, 2:16 pm
    Post #91 - February 14th, 2018, 2:16 pm Post #91 - February 14th, 2018, 2:16 pm
    abe_froeman wrote:Speaking of Salerno's, I heard they got new owners relatively recently (in the last couple years)...can anyone confirm if they're at least as good as they were before?

    I think it's still in the Salerno family, but which ones it is may have changed. In any case, the food hasn't changed a bit in recent years. Very consistent, if not the most exciting of Italian food. It's one of the places we walk to with the dog on warm summer evenings to eat at their outside tables, so we're there a few times a year. Mi Restaurante in the same center is also very good -- great table salsa, pretty good carne en su jugo, excellent torta milanesa, etc -- and also has outside tables in the summer.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #92 - February 14th, 2018, 2:48 pm
    Post #92 - February 14th, 2018, 2:48 pm Post #92 - February 14th, 2018, 2:48 pm
    Carlucci, a 15-year fixture in west-suburban Downers Grove, is closing. The last day of service will be Sunday.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct ... story.html
    "At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom." George Carlin
  • Post #93 - February 16th, 2018, 11:23 am
    Post #93 - February 16th, 2018, 11:23 am Post #93 - February 16th, 2018, 11:23 am
    As reported here - viewtopic.php?p=525933#p525933

    Signs are up on the windows inside - Bonci is coming.
    https://chicago.eater.com/2018/1/23/169 ... nfirmation
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  • Post #94 - February 16th, 2018, 1:00 pm
    Post #94 - February 16th, 2018, 1:00 pm Post #94 - February 16th, 2018, 1:00 pm
    The macaroon/coffee place on Sheffield and Armitage, Sugar Fixe Patisserie was papered over when I walked by this morning, and their web site indicates only an Oak Park location now.
  • Post #95 - February 18th, 2018, 12:17 pm
    Post #95 - February 18th, 2018, 12:17 pm Post #95 - February 18th, 2018, 12:17 pm
    2 coffee shops opened recently in my old neighborhood of Gold Coast.

    La Colombe
    4 E Elm
    (Says open on https://www.lacolombe.com/pages/cafes)

    Big Shoulders Coffee
    858 N State St
    312-631-3970
    https://www.bigshoulderscoffee.com/locations/


    Also, a new restaurant and lounge is coming to the new No. 9 Walton condo building at State & Walton opening in late summer. It will be operated by On the Fly Hospitality who is behind Gemini Bistro and Coda di Volpe. Apparently it will not be terribly expensive, and therefore a little more approachable (I'm guessing that's code for under $30 a plate). First floor will be a 1000 sq ft cocktail bar and the second floor will a 6000 sq ft, 150 seat restaurant with a bar.

    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/ ... rom-on-the
  • Post #96 - February 21st, 2018, 4:25 pm
    Post #96 - February 21st, 2018, 4:25 pm Post #96 - February 21st, 2018, 4:25 pm
    Appears that Pork Shoppe in Andersonville (5721 N Clark St) has closed. Website is dead and Yelp says they're closed. Too bad since it was a reasonable option with decent BBQ at the north end of Aville next to Gesthemane.
  • Post #97 - February 22nd, 2018, 6:05 pm
    Post #97 - February 22nd, 2018, 6:05 pm Post #97 - February 22nd, 2018, 6:05 pm
    Posted this in another thread, but it looks like a place called Sizzling Pot King is open or about to at 769 W Jackson Blvd, just across the bridge from the new H-Mart. Business license was issued yesterday. They started in San Diego and have locations also in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, CA (near San Jose), Fremont, CA (also near San Jose), and Seattle.

    This is a Chinese restaurant dealing with Ma La Xiang Guo (Dry Pot) - a place where you can actually customize what goes in it. Looks like they also serve Hunan Chinese cuisine. I am personally a huge fan of Ma La Xiang Guo and often times prefer it to hot pot.

    This ABC San Francisco article from a week ago says they have a location in Chicago:
    http://abc7news.com/food/sizzling-pot-k ... a/3090620/

    I found this picture online of a menu from the SF restaurant listing 769 W Jackson Blvd in Chicago:
    https://s3-media4.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto ... x-yQ/o.jpg


    Sizzling Pot King
    769 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL
    (312) 561-4440
  • Post #98 - February 26th, 2018, 11:49 am
    Post #98 - February 26th, 2018, 11:49 am Post #98 - February 26th, 2018, 11:49 am
    926 W. Diversey, which has been a couple of pizza places, is now Big & Little Pizza & Poké.
    Pithy quote here.
  • Post #99 - February 26th, 2018, 4:19 pm
    Post #99 - February 26th, 2018, 4:19 pm Post #99 - February 26th, 2018, 4:19 pm
    Spicy Mexican Grill has opening in the old Hanami Place

    3925 N Lincoln Ave
    Chicago, IL 60613
    http://spicy-mexican-grill.business.site/

    In other 3900 block of Lincoln Ave news, the Papa John's at the corner of Lincoln and Larchmont has closed.
  • Post #100 - February 26th, 2018, 5:20 pm
    Post #100 - February 26th, 2018, 5:20 pm Post #100 - February 26th, 2018, 5:20 pm
    riddlemay wrote:926 W. Diversey, which has been a couple of pizza places, is now Big & Little Pizza & Poké.


    It opened back in early October.
  • Post #101 - February 26th, 2018, 5:52 pm
    Post #101 - February 26th, 2018, 5:52 pm Post #101 - February 26th, 2018, 5:52 pm
    Claudia closing; final pop-up dinners will be March 10 and 11 (Chicago Tribune)
  • Post #102 - February 28th, 2018, 9:21 am
    Post #102 - February 28th, 2018, 9:21 am Post #102 - February 28th, 2018, 9:21 am
    In even more 3900 block of North Lincoln Avenue news, Melao Latin Cuisine has been cleared out and papered over with signage indicating a new location of El LLano (which has an outpost at 4011 N Elston and if memory serves me right, previously occupied the Melao space prior to moving to Elston).

    Both are Columbian fare so not sure if related in business or family.

    El Llano (coming soon)
    3941 N Lincoln Ave
    Chicago, 60613
  • Post #103 - February 28th, 2018, 9:39 am
    Post #103 - February 28th, 2018, 9:39 am Post #103 - February 28th, 2018, 9:39 am
    JoelF wrote:1) Tandoori House at 401 E Euclid, Mount Prospect, which I first reported on in October 2016 has shuttered. That seems to be something of a death spot, especially with all the fast casual ringing Randhurst Village, but I could use a nearby Indian joint. They weren't the fastest service or the most varied menu, but they were decent. That same spot has hosted New Sunrise, Emma's, and Mount Prospect Pancake House since I've been around here.

    This is now open as La Presa, Mexican. Their website has nothing but address and photos, but the food looks good in the photos.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #104 - March 2nd, 2018, 2:00 pm
    Post #104 - March 2nd, 2018, 2:00 pm Post #104 - March 2nd, 2018, 2:00 pm
    Walking past on the way to a meeting, I noticed that old Ba Le space in the Loop has changed into Lotus Banh Mi


    166 W. Washington
    Chicago, IL 60602‍‍‍
    http://www.lotusbanhmi.com/washington-location-menu
  • Post #105 - March 2nd, 2018, 2:37 pm
    Post #105 - March 2nd, 2018, 2:37 pm Post #105 - March 2nd, 2018, 2:37 pm
    jacketpotato wrote:Walking past on the way to a meeting, I noticed that old Ba Le space in the Loop has changed into Lotus Banh Mi


    166 W. Washington
    Chicago, IL 60602‍‍‍
    http://www.lotusbanhmi.com/washington-location-menu


    BaLe left quite a while ago. The new place is a Chipotle-style shop with a fairly limited selection (but lots of ways to mix a few ingredients).
  • Post #106 - March 2nd, 2018, 3:17 pm
    Post #106 - March 2nd, 2018, 3:17 pm Post #106 - March 2nd, 2018, 3:17 pm
    City Rock, a quick serve Korean restaurant has opened on 2/26 in the Thompson Center’s food court in downtown Chicago loop.

    Korean food lovers don’t have many options in Downtown Chicago, but a veteran Chicago chef will provide one as soon as this week when he opens a spot inside the Thompson Center’s food court. Andy Lim and his brother, Billy, are opening a quick-serve restaurant called City Rock.


    https://www.facebook.com/pg/EatCityRock ... e_internal
    https://chicago.eater.com/2018/2/19/170 ... y-lim-poke
  • Post #107 - March 3rd, 2018, 1:41 pm
    Post #107 - March 3rd, 2018, 1:41 pm Post #107 - March 3rd, 2018, 1:41 pm
    Lerdawg wrote:
    riddlemay wrote:926 W. Diversey, which has been a couple of pizza places, is now Big & Little Pizza & Poké.


    It opened back in early October.

    Hey, I never said when it became Big & Little Pizza & Poké. :)
    Pithy quote here.
  • Post #108 - March 4th, 2018, 11:02 am
    Post #108 - March 4th, 2018, 11:02 am Post #108 - March 4th, 2018, 11:02 am
    After passing by the Glenview Bonchon location, it looked to be open and sporting a full house. Website still says it's closed though, so visitor beware - it could be one of those new-fangled "soft openings" but I thought Korean chicken wing fans in the northern suburbs would like to be informed.

    Bonchon
    1615 N Milwaukee Ave
    Unit 100
    Glenview, IL 60025
    https://bonchon.com/korean-fried-chicken-glenview-il/
  • Post #109 - March 5th, 2018, 7:56 am
    Post #109 - March 5th, 2018, 7:56 am Post #109 - March 5th, 2018, 7:56 am
    Just noticed this oddity opening today in Niles - Izzy's Arcade Bar - a video game bar with a nice but not terribly ambitious beer list, bar food/pizza and unlimited play on 1980's-era video games.

    https://www.izzysarcadebar.com/
  • Post #110 - March 6th, 2018, 3:35 pm
    Post #110 - March 6th, 2018, 3:35 pm Post #110 - March 6th, 2018, 3:35 pm
    According a posting by Uptown Update, GNR In-On-Thai will be re-opening in Uptown in the 4600 block of N Broadway.

    http://www.uptownupdate.com/2018/03/in- ... adway.html
  • Post #111 - March 7th, 2018, 2:16 pm
    Post #111 - March 7th, 2018, 2:16 pm Post #111 - March 7th, 2018, 2:16 pm
    Big Jones is closed for a few weeks for renovations: http://www.chicagomag.com/dining-drinki ... Big-Jones/
  • Post #112 - March 7th, 2018, 5:17 pm
    Post #112 - March 7th, 2018, 5:17 pm Post #112 - March 7th, 2018, 5:17 pm
    Former Grace restaurant executive pastry chef Bobby Schaffer will open Lost Larson, his own bakery in Andersonville, this spring. Schaffer plans to open in the former Goddess and the Grocer space, which folded after 14 months.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct ... story.html
    "At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom." George Carlin
  • Post #113 - March 7th, 2018, 8:12 pm
    Post #113 - March 7th, 2018, 8:12 pm Post #113 - March 7th, 2018, 8:12 pm
    There's a building permit issued for 500 N Milwaukee (Milwaukee & Grand) for that new high rise there for a new restaurant. Owner name and address is for Stax Cafe on Taylor Street. I'm sure we'll hear something soon.
  • Post #114 - March 7th, 2018, 10:10 pm
    Post #114 - March 7th, 2018, 10:10 pm Post #114 - March 7th, 2018, 10:10 pm
    A new location of the mini chain City BBQ is coming to a new stand-alone build-out in the Deerbrook Mall parking lot on the north side of the property off of the Lake-Cook entrance.
  • Post #115 - March 8th, 2018, 12:11 pm
    Post #115 - March 8th, 2018, 12:11 pm Post #115 - March 8th, 2018, 12:11 pm
    Greek Street Food restaurant Yeero Revolution in Evanston is gone. Evanston Lunch Group™ had a good, if crowded, lunch there in November 2016, when it was still relatively new.
  • Post #116 - March 8th, 2018, 1:32 pm
    Post #116 - March 8th, 2018, 1:32 pm Post #116 - March 8th, 2018, 1:32 pm
    AlexG wrote:A new location of the mini chain City BBQ is coming to a new stand-alone build-out in the Deerbrook Mall parking lot on the north side of the property off of the Lake-Cook entrance.
    The original plan was to have it next to Art Van in the middle of the property, but this spot in the outlot building will be much more visible next to the Jewel. It opens in May and will have outdoor seating. Another location is going to be part of the new Melody Farms property opening late 2018 in Vernon Hills at 60 and 21.
  • Post #117 - March 8th, 2018, 10:01 pm
    Post #117 - March 8th, 2018, 10:01 pm Post #117 - March 8th, 2018, 10:01 pm
    AlexG wrote:Three recent closings in Highland Park:
    *Merlo's, the Italian place in the Ravinia district on Roger Williams shut down unexpectedly. It had its detractors, but in my opinion stayed in its lane with traditional Italian and some exceptional dishes like the brussel sprout appetizer and Nonna's pot roast. Solid place for dinner with kids or other couples or even quick take out. We will definitely miss it.
    *Green Panda, Chinese on the corner of Old Elm and Second is shuttered. It was the same inconsistent Chinese you get at most Highland Park spots. Sometimes it was pretty good, other times not so much.
    *Tomo Sushi, Japanese at the corner of Green Bay and Central in the doomed spot that was at one point a Quizno's, some membership-type eatery, and a Thomas the Tank Engine store, is a casualty of the glut of sushi in Highland Park, leaving us with only six other sushi restaurants by my count.


    Green Panda moved to the Yu's Szchuan space at 822 Central. Yu's was OK - good 'bad' Chinese. Had Green Panda for the first time a couple weeks ago. Meh.
  • Post #118 - March 8th, 2018, 10:07 pm
    Post #118 - March 8th, 2018, 10:07 pm Post #118 - March 8th, 2018, 10:07 pm
    Billy Corgan closing Madame Zuzu's Tea Shop in HP

    https://pitchfork.com/news/billy-corgan ... s-closing/
  • Post #119 - March 9th, 2018, 7:45 am
    Post #119 - March 9th, 2018, 7:45 am Post #119 - March 9th, 2018, 7:45 am
    Another player in the growing field of Szechuan options in and around Chinatown:

    Szechuan JMC
    243 W. Cermak
    (312)929-2212
    (location was most recently Claypot Noodle Shop)
    http://www.szechwanjmc.com
  • Post #120 - March 9th, 2018, 9:16 am
    Post #120 - March 9th, 2018, 9:16 am Post #120 - March 9th, 2018, 9:16 am
    PAPERED OVER:
    1) The short-lived Bay Leaf of the Orient at Irving and Elston;
    2) The similarly short-lived Salsa & Chips on Montrose at Kimball.


    COMING SOON:
    1) Aztlan, in the space just vacated by Salsa & Chips
    2) Lucky Charm Cafe at 3600 W. Irving Park, directly across from McDonald's
    https://www.facebook.com/LuckyCharmCafeChicago/

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