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  • Post #181 - May 27th, 2010, 8:03 am
    Post #181 - May 27th, 2010, 8:03 am Post #181 - May 27th, 2010, 8:03 am
    Shallots Bistro Inc
    www.shallotsbistro.com
    4741 Main Street
    Skokie, IL 60076
    (847) 677-3463
    is closed.

    Banner in front says Skokie Club is now open. http://skokieclub.com/
    Yes, that Skokie Club from Laris brothers.
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  • Post #182 - May 27th, 2010, 10:23 am
    Post #182 - May 27th, 2010, 10:23 am Post #182 - May 27th, 2010, 10:23 am
    The Sim Sim Kafe has opened in the former Thomas' BBQ location in Aurora:

    Sim Sim Kafe

    Category: Middle Eastern
    1649 Montegomery Rd.
    Aurora, IL 60504

    (630) 898-3020
    Bill-Aurora
  • Post #183 - May 27th, 2010, 1:24 pm
    Post #183 - May 27th, 2010, 1:24 pm Post #183 - May 27th, 2010, 1:24 pm
    Logo signage is up for the Chicago debut of Pei Wei, the fresh fast food concept from PF Changs, in the relatively new shopping plaza at the northeast corner of Elston and Logan Blvd, across from Target.

    http://www.peiwei.com/index.html
  • Post #184 - May 27th, 2010, 8:50 pm
    Post #184 - May 27th, 2010, 8:50 pm Post #184 - May 27th, 2010, 8:50 pm
    El Famous Burrito at Lee/Manheim and Algonquin in Des Plaines is now "El Fast Burrito"
    Menu and prices appear to be the same.

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  • Post #185 - May 28th, 2010, 9:01 am
    Post #185 - May 28th, 2010, 9:01 am Post #185 - May 28th, 2010, 9:01 am
    Yet another Bar Louie is set to open in July, replacing the old Tandoor India space in the Holiday in at 5300 Touhy Ave., Skokie.
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  • Post #186 - May 28th, 2010, 11:02 pm
    Post #186 - May 28th, 2010, 11:02 pm Post #186 - May 28th, 2010, 11:02 pm
    Wholly Frijoles is opening a location in Gurnee. In a strip mall, next to a Dunkin Donuts.....

    5414 Grand Ave, Suite 100(?)
    Gurnee
  • Post #187 - May 29th, 2010, 12:53 pm
    Post #187 - May 29th, 2010, 12:53 pm Post #187 - May 29th, 2010, 12:53 pm
    We just noted the opening of Fina Estampa, a new Peruvian restaurant at 6619 North Clark, a block or so north of Taste of Peru. Their specialty in pollo a la brasa, roast chicken. A whole chicken is about $11 according to a sign in the window. They have (unlabeled) photos of other dishes, but we have not yet had a chance to see the menu.
  • Post #188 - May 29th, 2010, 7:34 pm
    Post #188 - May 29th, 2010, 7:34 pm Post #188 - May 29th, 2010, 7:34 pm
    AaronSinger wrote:
    tarte tatin wrote:From MHays in the January-March 2010 Openings, Closings, etc. thread:
    >>Since it's still just a rumor, but might be useful information, I thought I'd post this here: Andy's Frozen Custard has leased the old B&N space in downtown Evanston. <<

    It now appears to be official. The May issue of North Shore magazine devotes a page to the story, saying the store opens "this month," and gives the following info:
    Andy's Frozen Custard
    719 Church Street
    Evanston
    847/864-8009

    According to owner Andy Kuntz, his parents started their Missouri-based custard business in 1986 after meeting Leon Schneider of Milwaukee's Leon's Frozen Custard, who taught them all about the frozen treat.

    I think it's technically not the former B&N spot but right next door to it; a storefront for Clear (internet on the go) has recently opened there. Unless they've broken up the space.

    Does Andy's have any other locations or anyone know anything about the owners? I love frozen custard and that'd be a great addition to downtown Evanston, assuming it's good.


    Here are their other locations: http://www.eatandys.com/findandys.aspx

    They opened last weekend and I've been twice this week. I wasn't too impressed. It tastes like soft serve I can get in the dining halls.
  • Post #189 - May 29th, 2010, 7:50 pm
    Post #189 - May 29th, 2010, 7:50 pm Post #189 - May 29th, 2010, 7:50 pm
    Shrimp Walk in Highwood is closed. :(
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  • Post #190 - May 29th, 2010, 7:58 pm
    Post #190 - May 29th, 2010, 7:58 pm Post #190 - May 29th, 2010, 7:58 pm
    Dave148 wrote:Shrimp Walk in Highwood is closed. :(

    The second coming did not survive. You will be surprised to learn in 40 years, I never went there. It's one my quirks, if it is too close to home, I somehow never make it there.

    The second one was not the same owners as the first. They sort of snagged the name, which evolved into a legal issue which obviously was resolved.

    The family I usually dined with in my youth were pretty dedicated to Scornavaco's. I suspect if they had been regulars at Shrimp Walk, I would have been there from time to time.

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  • Post #191 - May 31st, 2010, 6:03 pm
    Post #191 - May 31st, 2010, 6:03 pm Post #191 - May 31st, 2010, 6:03 pm
    Tien Giang Vietnamese restaurant is back open after a devastating fire at their last location on Argyle back in August 08. Glad to have them back as they were our go to Viet place. Apparently they've been back in business since around March, but we just found them by accident while we were on our way to another area restaurant. Have been twice in the past couple of weeks and the food is as good as before, and the husband & wife that own the place have always been super-nice, too.

    http://www.tiengiangrestaurant.com/

    4925P-N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640
    Mon-Tues-Wed 10:00am - 10:00pm
    Fri-Sat-Sun 9:00am - 10:00pm
    Thursday Closed
    773-275-4928
  • Post #192 - June 1st, 2010, 3:56 am
    Post #192 - June 1st, 2010, 3:56 am Post #192 - June 1st, 2010, 3:56 am
    Gibson's opens their new Oak Brook location today.

    http://otg.mysuburbanlife.com/2010/05/25/gibsons-bar-and-steakhouse-opens-oak-brook-special-memorial-day-charity

    http://www.pioneerlocal.com/oakbrook/news/2316464,oak-brook-gibsons-052710-s1.article

    Gibson's Bar & Steakhouse
    2105 Spring Road
    Oak Brook, IL 60523
    (630) 954-0000

    http://www.gibsonssteakhouse.com/
  • Post #193 - June 1st, 2010, 8:12 am
    Post #193 - June 1st, 2010, 8:12 am Post #193 - June 1st, 2010, 8:12 am
    There is a sign on the Pepe's Mexican Restaurant at 3242 N Pulaski Rd saying it is becoming a Las Asadas.
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  • Post #194 - June 1st, 2010, 8:43 am
    Post #194 - June 1st, 2010, 8:43 am Post #194 - June 1st, 2010, 8:43 am
    Fujisan wrote:There is a sign on the Pepe's Mexican Restaurant at 3242 N Pulaski Rd saying it is becoming a Las Asadas.


    Oh god, that's only 3 blocks from home and I already have a 3-visit-a-week las asadas habit. This is not good for my cholesterol.
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  • Post #195 - June 1st, 2010, 2:07 pm
    Post #195 - June 1st, 2010, 2:07 pm Post #195 - June 1st, 2010, 2:07 pm
    A new yogurt place has opened in streeterville, Fresh Berry

    Fresh Berry
    211 E. Ontario Street
    Chicago, IL 60611
    (312) 475-5831


    I walked by and it's pretty expensive, (small is 5$) but with the only other downtown yogurt option of berry chill I'll check it out and report back sometime soon.
    I'm not picky, I just have more tastebuds than you... ; )
  • Post #196 - June 1st, 2010, 6:11 pm
    Post #196 - June 1st, 2010, 6:11 pm Post #196 - June 1st, 2010, 6:11 pm
    The Baja Fresh on Waukegan road in Deerfield is closed.

    U Dawg U opened on South Happ Road in Northfield!
  • Post #197 - June 1st, 2010, 6:23 pm
    Post #197 - June 1st, 2010, 6:23 pm Post #197 - June 1st, 2010, 6:23 pm
    LAM026 wrote:U Dawg U opened on South Happ Road in Northfield!

    300 S. Happ Road
    Northfield, IL, 60093
    (847)441-6200
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  • Post #198 - June 1st, 2010, 10:13 pm
    Post #198 - June 1st, 2010, 10:13 pm Post #198 - June 1st, 2010, 10:13 pm
    Scuttlebutt says that the Girl and the Goat will soft open in three weeks.
  • Post #199 - June 3rd, 2010, 2:35 am
    Post #199 - June 3rd, 2010, 2:35 am Post #199 - June 3rd, 2010, 2:35 am
    We drove past one of our favorite Thai restaurants in my sister's neighborhood, En*Thai*Ce at 5701 N Clark (Clark & Hollywood, a door or two down from M. Henry) and there was paper over the windows and a gate over the door. :( They had really good Pad Se Eiw- nice and caramelized, with duck as an option for meat, something you don't see often.
  • Post #200 - June 3rd, 2010, 5:49 am
    Post #200 - June 3rd, 2010, 5:49 am Post #200 - June 3rd, 2010, 5:49 am
    abe_froeman wrote:We drove past one of our favorite Thai restaurants in my sister's neighborhood, En*Thai*Ce at 5701 N Clark (Clark & Hollywood, a door or two down from M. Henry) and there was paper over the windows and a gate over the door. :( They had really good Pad Se Eiw- nice and caramelized, with duck as an option for meat, something you don't see often.

    That's too bad. I really like a good, caremlized pad se eiw, and it is indeed elusive. Duck sounds like a nice idea with it. Had anyone posted on LTHForum about the pad se eiw with duck at En Thai Ce, I would have been sure to get there to try it.
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  • Post #201 - June 3rd, 2010, 6:14 am
    Post #201 - June 3rd, 2010, 6:14 am Post #201 - June 3rd, 2010, 6:14 am
    Martini Park has closed, both here and in Columbus.
  • Post #202 - June 3rd, 2010, 6:14 am
    Post #202 - June 3rd, 2010, 6:14 am Post #202 - June 3rd, 2010, 6:14 am
    Viet Bistro on Devon east of Clark has paper up in the windows, and Habibi a block or two east looked as if it may have closed as well.
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  • Post #203 - June 3rd, 2010, 12:55 pm
    Post #203 - June 3rd, 2010, 12:55 pm Post #203 - June 3rd, 2010, 12:55 pm
    abe_froeman wrote:We drove past one of our favorite Thai restaurants in my sister's neighborhood, En*Thai*Ce at 5701 N Clark (Clark & Hollywood, a door or two down from M. Henry) and there was paper over the windows and a gate over the door. :( They had really good Pad Se Eiw- nice and caramelized, with duck as an option for meat, something you don't see often.


    My friend with the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce informs me that it is because the owner is moving back to Thailand. I will miss them, too.
  • Post #204 - June 3rd, 2010, 5:05 pm
    Post #204 - June 3rd, 2010, 5:05 pm Post #204 - June 3rd, 2010, 5:05 pm
    Galena Garlic Co. opening at 318 W. State St. in Geneva.

    http://www.galenagarlic.com

  • Post #205 - June 4th, 2010, 10:05 am
    Post #205 - June 4th, 2010, 10:05 am Post #205 - June 4th, 2010, 10:05 am
    Great news for those of us who dearly miss the old Red Lion near DePaul......I have it on good authority that Red Lion Lincoln Square is right around the corner (possibly late July/early August).....near Rockwell and Lawrence...
  • Post #206 - June 4th, 2010, 10:31 am
    Post #206 - June 4th, 2010, 10:31 am Post #206 - June 4th, 2010, 10:31 am
    Twisty Turns, a new Hot/dog, burger, gyros place just opened on the southwest corner of Weiland and Deerfield Pkwy. in Buffalo Grove. It's in the old Cravings/Fluky's location with a direct inside connection to Kaleidosoops, an ice cream store.
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  • Post #207 - June 4th, 2010, 5:44 pm
    Post #207 - June 4th, 2010, 5:44 pm Post #207 - June 4th, 2010, 5:44 pm
    saluki68 wrote:Twisty Turns, a new Hot/dog, burger, gyros place just opened on the southwest corner of Weiland and Deerfield Pkwy. in Buffalo Grove. It's in the old Cravings/Fluky's location with a direct inside connection to Kaleidosoops, an ice cream store.


    Actually, it's called Tasty Spin, and is in the same strip mall as Diora, the infamous home of lamb-based Uzbekistani cuisine.
  • Post #208 - June 4th, 2010, 7:02 pm
    Post #208 - June 4th, 2010, 7:02 pm Post #208 - June 4th, 2010, 7:02 pm
    Jasubar wrote:
    saluki68 wrote:Twisty Turns, a new Hot/dog, burger, gyros place just opened on the southwest corner of Weiland and Deerfield Pkwy. in Buffalo Grove. It's in the old Cravings/Fluky's location with a direct inside connection to Kaleidosoops, an ice cream store.


    Actually, it's called Tasty Spin, and is in the same strip mall as Diora, the infamous home of lamb-based Uzbekistani cuisine.

    Tasty Spin
    1038 Weiland Road
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    (847) 537-0700
    http://tastyspin.com/2201.html
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  • Post #209 - June 4th, 2010, 7:10 pm
    Post #209 - June 4th, 2010, 7:10 pm Post #209 - June 4th, 2010, 7:10 pm
    I'm sorry to say I called Kan Pou today to place an order, and there was a message saying they are no longer in business. The message also said there would be a new tenant July 1st. I'm sad about this - it's one of the places I always intended to visit more regularly.
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  • Post #210 - June 5th, 2010, 8:21 am
    Post #210 - June 5th, 2010, 8:21 am Post #210 - June 5th, 2010, 8:21 am
    ParkLaBrea wrote:Great news for those of us who dearly miss the old Red Lion near DePaul......I have it on good authority that Red Lion Lincoln Square is right around the corner (possibly late July/early August).....near Rockwell and Lawrence...


    This is the best news I've read in a long while. I loved that place and figured it would be gone forever... any other details? :o

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