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  • Post #151 - May 10th, 2021, 3:17 pm
    Post #151 - May 10th, 2021, 3:17 pm Post #151 - May 10th, 2021, 3:17 pm
    It is the rare successful entrepreneur that doesn't want to expand. It is the even rarer one who successfully expands. I wish them the best.
  • Post #152 - May 10th, 2021, 3:52 pm
    Post #152 - May 10th, 2021, 3:52 pm Post #152 - May 10th, 2021, 3:52 pm
    Dave148 wrote:Bobby Morelli and 9-year-old daughter Brooklyn gave Chicago’s gourmet hot dog scene a much needed injection of excitement with Bronzeville’s Hot Dog Box and the duo isn’t finished. After around nine months of selling out of a 400-square-foot box in the Boxville marketplace, Morelli now plans to open a larger restaurant with new menu items at 4020 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Portage Park.
    https://chicago.eater.com/2021/5/10/224 ... rk-chicago

    So moving from a neighborhood market adjacent to a Green line stop to the Six Corners? I wonder if they realize that this is probably a step down in terms of foot traffic?
  • Post #153 - May 10th, 2021, 3:56 pm
    Post #153 - May 10th, 2021, 3:56 pm Post #153 - May 10th, 2021, 3:56 pm
    lodasi wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:Bobby Morelli and 9-year-old daughter Brooklyn gave Chicago’s gourmet hot dog scene a much needed injection of excitement with Bronzeville’s Hot Dog Box and the duo isn’t finished. After around nine months of selling out of a 400-square-foot box in the Boxville marketplace, Morelli now plans to open a larger restaurant with new menu items at 4020 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Portage Park.
    https://chicago.eater.com/2021/5/10/224 ... rk-chicago

    So moving from a neighborhood market adjacent to a Green line stop to the Six Corners? I wonder if they realize that this is probably a step down in terms of foot traffic?

    It’s a second location = “Morelli still plans to keep operating the original shipping container location with an abbreviated menu of the Bronzeville Bourbon dog, the Prairie Blues Steak dog (cranberry honey mustard, cabbage, collard greens), and a rotating seasonal option.”
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #154 - May 12th, 2021, 12:07 pm
    Post #154 - May 12th, 2021, 12:07 pm Post #154 - May 12th, 2021, 12:07 pm
    A new restaurant is coming to downtown Highland Park in the space formerly known as Beelow's:
    The Summer Inn
    1850 N. 2nd St.
    https://www.thesummerinn.com/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #155 - May 12th, 2021, 6:24 pm
    Post #155 - May 12th, 2021, 6:24 pm Post #155 - May 12th, 2021, 6:24 pm
    Asian ice cream and bubble tea spot, Kurimu which has a location on Taylor St, is opening a 2nd location in Wicker Park according to city records. They have many flavors of soft serve from chocolate to espresso to sweet corn to durian to pandan (mmm such an underrated flavor). They also have many options for bubble tea.

    Opening sometime soon...
    Kurimu
    1632 W Division St

    https://www.kurimuchicago.com/menu
    https://www.kurimuchicago.com/flavors
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #156 - May 16th, 2021, 3:03 pm
    Post #156 - May 16th, 2021, 3:03 pm Post #156 - May 16th, 2021, 3:03 pm
    Filipino fast food chain Jollibee is opening a new outpost in The Loop between Monroe and Adams on Michigan Avenue, basically across the street from The Art Institute. This will replaced a closed Cosi location. Their other locations in the city are in the Seafood City complex in North Mayfair on Elston, and a temporarily closed cloud kitchen location in River North. They also have one in Skokie. This will be the 3rd legitimate brick and mortar location in the Chicago area.

    Coming soon..
    Jollibee
    116 S Michigan Ave
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #157 - May 16th, 2021, 7:36 pm
    Post #157 - May 16th, 2021, 7:36 pm Post #157 - May 16th, 2021, 7:36 pm
    Anybody know what Hogsalt is doing in Hyde Park? There was a building permit issued about 3 weeks ago for 1307 E 53rd St (formerly Pockets) for a new restaurant and Hogsalt is listed as the owner.
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #158 - May 17th, 2021, 7:27 am
    Post #158 - May 17th, 2021, 7:27 am Post #158 - May 17th, 2021, 7:27 am
    A restaurant and bar with a rotating menu and chefs is coming to the heart of Logan Square. LeQoinne Rice, one of the owners of now-closed Wicker Park bar Rhyme or Reason, is opening a “hybrid” restaurant and bar, called The Duplex, in the old Merchant spot at 3137 W. Logan Blvd. Rice plans for a soft opening May 21 and a grand opening in mid-June.

    https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/05/14 ... an-square/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #159 - May 17th, 2021, 3:34 pm
    Post #159 - May 17th, 2021, 3:34 pm Post #159 - May 17th, 2021, 3:34 pm
    Forbidden Root opening second Chicago location in a place familiar to many beer drinkers — the former Band of Bohemia.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/d ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #160 - May 18th, 2021, 8:42 am
    Post #160 - May 18th, 2021, 8:42 am Post #160 - May 18th, 2021, 8:42 am
    Cafe Siena will be opening in Old Orchard near Maggiano's. It's connected to the other Siena spots in Chicago.

    Also in Old Orchard, the space formerly occupied by Smith and Wollensky will become a Brazilian steakhouse of some sort. Ownership is the same family that runs Jameson's Charhouse.
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #161 - May 18th, 2021, 10:50 am
    Post #161 - May 18th, 2021, 10:50 am Post #161 - May 18th, 2021, 10:50 am
    marothisu wrote:Anybody know what Hogsalt is doing in Hyde Park? There was a building permit issued about 3 weeks ago for 1307 E 53rd St (formerly Pockets) for a new restaurant and Hogsalt is listed as the owner.


    They're opening a Small Cheval. https://chicago.eater.com/2021/3/16/223 ... ttractions
  • Post #162 - May 18th, 2021, 12:54 pm
    Post #162 - May 18th, 2021, 12:54 pm Post #162 - May 18th, 2021, 12:54 pm
    Dave148 wrote:Also in Old Orchard, the space formerly occupied by Smith and Wollensky will become a Brazilian steakhouse of some sort. Ownership is the same family that runs Jameson's Charhouse.
    McCormick & Schmick's, right?
  • Post #163 - May 18th, 2021, 1:03 pm
    Post #163 - May 18th, 2021, 1:03 pm Post #163 - May 18th, 2021, 1:03 pm
    AlexG wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:Also in Old Orchard, the space formerly occupied by Smith and Wollensky will become a Brazilian steakhouse of some sort. Ownership is the same family that runs Jameson's Charhouse.
    McCormick & Schmick's, right?

    Yup. At least I got the & correct.
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #164 - May 18th, 2021, 2:35 pm
    Post #164 - May 18th, 2021, 2:35 pm Post #164 - May 18th, 2021, 2:35 pm
    The owner of Chicago's Alex Super Deli is planning to relocate to the former Le Francais building at 269 S. Milwaukee Ave. The suburban deli will have a different name, Village Manager Jon Sfondilis said.

    https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20 ... n-wheeling
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #165 - May 18th, 2021, 9:44 pm
    Post #165 - May 18th, 2021, 9:44 pm Post #165 - May 18th, 2021, 9:44 pm
    Dave148 wrote:The owner of Chicago's Alex Super Deli is planning to relocate to the former Le Francais building at 269 S. Milwaukee Ave. The suburban deli will have a different name, Village Manager Jon Sfondilis said.

    https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20 ... n-wheeling

    That is something. I always check to see if Le Francais building is still standing. I am glad it will be put to use.
    Cathy2

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  • Post #166 - May 19th, 2021, 4:16 pm
    Post #166 - May 19th, 2021, 4:16 pm Post #166 - May 19th, 2021, 4:16 pm
    Michelin-starred restaurant Yūgen closing in West Loop of Chicago

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/c ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #167 - May 20th, 2021, 5:54 am
    Post #167 - May 20th, 2021, 5:54 am Post #167 - May 20th, 2021, 5:54 am
    Crumbl Cookies opened up in Schaumburg last month. This is a gourmet cookie takeout/delivery company. The cookies are large and cakey. Here is the cookie menu which is updated weekly: Crumbl cookie menu.

    Crumbl Cookies
    106 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
    (224) 377-0925
    schaumburg@crumbl.com
  • Post #168 - May 20th, 2021, 6:59 pm
    Post #168 - May 20th, 2021, 6:59 pm Post #168 - May 20th, 2021, 6:59 pm
    Sweetgreen will open in the former Hamburger Mary’s in Andersonville.
    https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/05/20 ... rsonville/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #169 - May 22nd, 2021, 8:58 am
    Post #169 - May 22nd, 2021, 8:58 am Post #169 - May 22nd, 2021, 8:58 am
    Sochi Saigon is open serving regional Vietnamese cuisine. The owners are a husband and wife team who immigrated from Vietnam in 2016, and lived in Singapore and Australia previously. They are from Ho Chi Minh City originally, and look to introduce people to some expanded Vietnamese options. Menu also includes cocktails, beers (including one from Vietnam), and various wines. Interior is more trendy-modern with prices to match.

    Sochi Saigon
    1358 W Belmont Ave (near Southport)
    Open Tues-Thurs 4pm - 9pm, Fri-Sat 4pm - 10pm. Closed on Sunday and Monday
    (773) 904-8511

    https://www.sochikitchen.com
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #170 - May 22nd, 2021, 2:18 pm
    Post #170 - May 22nd, 2021, 2:18 pm Post #170 - May 22nd, 2021, 2:18 pm
    Comfort Desserts Reimagined, a coffee shop is coming soon in the former French Kiss sandwich shop at 517 Dempster St. Evanston.
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #171 - May 23rd, 2021, 5:58 pm
    Post #171 - May 23rd, 2021, 5:58 pm Post #171 - May 23rd, 2021, 5:58 pm
    marothisu wrote:Dr. Birds is another one which is set to open soon at 1215 N Milwaukee.

    Dr. Bird’s Jamaican Patty Shack is open in a transformed Burger King on Milwaukee Avenue.

    https://chicago.eater.com/2021/1/8/2221 ... inter-2021
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #172 - May 24th, 2021, 6:43 pm
    Post #172 - May 24th, 2021, 6:43 pm Post #172 - May 24th, 2021, 6:43 pm
    HD Cuisine ("Hawker Delights") is now opened with there grand opening this weekend.
    "Our grand opening is scheduled to be on FRIDAY MAY 28th 2021.

    We have a preview of the menu to try during our soft opening right now at 27 Huntington Lane, Wheeling, IL, 60090.
    Call 847-777-1031 for carry out"

    https://www.facebook.com/hawkerdelights/

    marothisu wrote:Not sure if it's open, but a new Malaysian restaurant (Panang style) was supposed to open for carry out or delivery via DoorDash in suburban Wheeling on April 1st. Looks like staples like Nasi Lemak, Hokkien Mee, Assam Laksa, curry noodles, satay, etc. You'd probably have to call to see if they're actually open.

    HD Cuisine ("Hawker Delights")
    27 Huntington Ln, Wheeling
    (224) 247-5277

    https://www.facebook.com/hawkerdelights/
    https://www.hdcuisine.com/
  • Post #173 - May 25th, 2021, 9:50 am
    Post #173 - May 25th, 2021, 9:50 am Post #173 - May 25th, 2021, 9:50 am
    Per an email from the Niles Chamber of Commerce, D'Agostino's Pizza & Pub Niles, located at 7530 W. Oakton Street, will be opening soon. Not sure of the exact date but there's some sort of ribbon cutting event there tomorrow.

    =R=
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  • Post #174 - May 25th, 2021, 10:08 am
    Post #174 - May 25th, 2021, 10:08 am Post #174 - May 25th, 2021, 10:08 am
    They've been open for months. Maybe tomorrow is the grand opening.

    Buddy
  • Post #175 - May 25th, 2021, 11:52 am
    Post #175 - May 25th, 2021, 11:52 am Post #175 - May 25th, 2021, 11:52 am
    Liquor license was submitted for Carlucci at 400 E Randolph St downtown. According to my sleuthing this is related to the Italian restaurant Carlucci Restaurant in Rosemont near O'Hare.
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #176 - May 27th, 2021, 11:00 am
    Post #176 - May 27th, 2021, 11:00 am Post #176 - May 27th, 2021, 11:00 am
    This summer, Ja’ Grill — the 14-year-old Hyde Park restaurant — will open a new outpost inside an upcoming North Lawndale development called Ogden Commons.

    https://chicago.eater.com/2021/5/27/224 ... glass-park
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #177 - May 28th, 2021, 5:34 pm
    Post #177 - May 28th, 2021, 5:34 pm Post #177 - May 28th, 2021, 5:34 pm
    Wild Onion Market to bring first community-owned food co-op near South Evanston.
    https://dailynorthwestern.com/2021/05/2 ... -evanston/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #178 - June 4th, 2021, 9:32 am
    Post #178 - June 4th, 2021, 9:32 am Post #178 - June 4th, 2021, 9:32 am
    Wasabi Cafe at 3908 N. Lincoln has closed. Neighborhood AYCE Sushi joint that's being replaced by storefront for Common Pantry.

    https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/05/14 ... next-year/
  • Post #179 - June 4th, 2021, 10:38 am
    Post #179 - June 4th, 2021, 10:38 am Post #179 - June 4th, 2021, 10:38 am
    Summer House Santa Monica at 1954 N. Halsted has expanded into the other side of the building that used to be Stella Barra Pizzeria, the new Summer House menu will include items from both restaurants.

    https://www.leye.com/in-the-know/in-the ... coln-park/
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  • Post #180 - June 5th, 2021, 7:01 am
    Post #180 - June 5th, 2021, 7:01 am Post #180 - June 5th, 2021, 7:01 am
    Northern Thai restaurant Sweet Rice Asian Kitchen is open for takeout, indoor, and outdoor dining

    https://chicago.eater.com/2021/6/4/2246 ... ummer-2021

    Sweet Rice Bucktown
    1904 N. Western Ave.
    https://www.sweetricebucktown.com/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard

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