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  • Post #181 - June 5th, 2021, 7:51 am
    Post #181 - June 5th, 2021, 7:51 am Post #181 - June 5th, 2021, 7:51 am
    It looks like Damaojia, formerly known as A Place by Damao, may be opening another location in Lincoln Park in the former Umai space. This is according to a food/health inspection passed on Friday for a new business license. The original outpost is in Halsted in Bridgeport and they serve Sichuanese street food.

    Coming soon..
    Damaojia
    1217 W Fullerton St.

    It also looks like they opened an outpost in Lincoln Square at 4131 N Rockwell (between Montrose and Irving Park). Not sure if they offer any dine in.

    Also, Tsaocaa is opening soon somewhere in Lincoln Park according to a social media post. They do Taiwanese fruit tea, bubble tea, and also Korean chicken..

    My guess would be around East Lincoln Park/DePaul as these areas have increased a bit in the last handful of years with Asian population. There's now a handful of "reasonably authentic" Chinese places in the general area.. here's possibly a few more.
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #182 - June 5th, 2021, 11:58 am
    Post #182 - June 5th, 2021, 11:58 am Post #182 - June 5th, 2021, 11:58 am
    Note that the southern boundary of Lincoln Square is the middle of Montrose (4400 north). From 4400 north to 2800 north is North Center. At 4131 North Rockwell is a Cloud Kitchen location that has generated a lot of controversy. Ex-Uber CEO's ghost kitchen company embroiled in North Side NIMBY fight
    Lots of charges fly in a feud over the future of a delivery-only restaurant that also involves an ex-deputy governor and the husband of former Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
  • Post #183 - June 5th, 2021, 1:18 pm
    Post #183 - June 5th, 2021, 1:18 pm Post #183 - June 5th, 2021, 1:18 pm
    You are correct - it's not in Lincoln Square. It's in North Center. This still does not change the fact that Da Mao Jia has expanded from Bridgeport into the north side. By the looks of it, they might have gone through some rebranding because perhaps they got some sort of funding to expand (akin to what QXYD in Chinatown is looking at nationally).

    By the way, confirmed through Damaojia's website they're going in on Fullerton. The mobile version of their website doesn't show it, but desktop version does show this location (as well as the one on Rockwell):
    https://www.damaojiausa.com
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #184 - June 5th, 2021, 1:58 pm
    Post #184 - June 5th, 2021, 1:58 pm Post #184 - June 5th, 2021, 1:58 pm
    The Evanston based Chinese restaurant Shang Noodle had opened another outpost in Streeterville in the location as the former Chinese restaurant Grandee Cuisine.

    Shang Noodle
    215 E Grand Ave
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #185 - June 6th, 2021, 5:02 pm
    Post #185 - June 6th, 2021, 5:02 pm Post #185 - June 6th, 2021, 5:02 pm
    The chain Tropical Smoothie Cafe is opening in Wicker Park on Milwaukee Avenue. They have hundreds of cafes in the US and 3 in the city already, with some more in the suburbs. This location was formerly a clothing boutique (Schott). They serve (apparently) healthy food and smoothies.

    Tropical Smoothie Cafe - coming soon
    1509 N Milwaukee Ave

    https://locations.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com/il/chicago
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #186 - June 7th, 2021, 7:56 pm
    Post #186 - June 7th, 2021, 7:56 pm Post #186 - June 7th, 2021, 7:56 pm
    Parson’s Chicken & Fish Opening Andersonville Location Next Week
    The popular local chain is taking over the former Stone Fox restaurant space at 5721 N. Clark St. Stone Fox abruptly closed in 2019.
    https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/06/04 ... next-week/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #187 - June 8th, 2021, 7:47 am
    Post #187 - June 8th, 2021, 7:47 am Post #187 - June 8th, 2021, 7:47 am
    Dave148 wrote:Parson’s Chicken & Fish Opening Andersonville Location Next Week
    The popular local chain is taking over the former Stone Fox restaurant space at 5721 N. Clark St. Stone Fox abruptly closed in 2019.
    https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/06/04 ... next-week/

    It opens tomorrow. "Next week" is from an article from last week. ;-)

    I'm excited that Parson's went in there. That part of the neighborhood needs something to stick there. It's been a bit of a revolving door after the Turkish place closed.
    -Mary
  • Post #188 - June 9th, 2021, 10:03 am
    Post #188 - June 9th, 2021, 10:03 am Post #188 - June 9th, 2021, 10:03 am
    Wanna enjoy free Captain Crunch doughnuts and coffee for life from Stan’s Donuts?

    The Chicago-based bakery of unique doughnuts and fresh coffee will open its new Hyde Park location this month with a special promotion: find the golden doughnut and win free doughnuts and coffee for life.

    The first 100 customers who line up on June 18 at 7 a.m. at the new store, 5225 S. Harper Ct., will receive a free boxed doughnut and a t-shirt. One lucky box will contain the golden doughnut, which will grant the receiver free doughnuts and coffee for life.

    Stan’s new shop stretches over 2,000 square feet and includes a patio for outdoor seating. The company currently operates 14 locations in the city.



    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/6/8/2 ... n-doughnut
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #189 - June 10th, 2021, 9:49 am
    Post #189 - June 10th, 2021, 9:49 am Post #189 - June 10th, 2021, 9:49 am
    Nini's Deli, as posted from Juan-Elias Riesco, the owner, is reopening in the same location. Posted today 6/10/2021 around 10:00AM CST:

    "Tuesday July 6 at 9am will be our first day back. We will be doing empanadas & iced cafe con leches only through our take out window. "
  • Post #190 - June 10th, 2021, 1:50 pm
    Post #190 - June 10th, 2021, 1:50 pm Post #190 - June 10th, 2021, 1:50 pm
    Today we noted that Cabos Baja had closed and Top Middle Eastern Restaurant had opened in the space. We had lunch there; it appears promising. Subtitle on menu says "Taste of Iraq." They have been open for five days. No sign of a web site.

    Top Middle Eastern Restaurant
    5750 N California Ave.
    Chicago 60659
    773-654-1173
  • Post #191 - Yesterday, 11:13 am
    Post #191 - Yesterday, 11:13 am Post #191 - Yesterday, 11:13 am
    UniAddict wrote:Nini's Deli, as posted from Juan-Elias Riesco, the owner, is reopening in the same location.

    There's more info in today's Trib:

    Nini’s Deli announces plan to reopen, 1 year after its homophobic, anti-Black Lives Matter messaging drew outrage (Josh Noel, Chicago Tribune)
  • Post #192 - Yesterday, 12:39 pm
    Post #192 - Yesterday, 12:39 pm Post #192 - Yesterday, 12:39 pm
    After more than half a century, Italian deli stalwart Sicilia Bakery is closed indefinitely at 5939 W. Lawrence Avenue due to a labor shortage

    https://chicago.eater.com/2021/6/10/225 ... ummer-2021
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #193 - Today, 8:21 am
    Post #193 - Today, 8:21 am Post #193 - Today, 8:21 am
    A shop serving up Spanish bocadillos (a type of sandwich) is coming to Lincoln Park in the former Cafe Corbel space. At night, it looks like it will have more dinner related Spanish dishes (i.e. paella).

    A new and inventive addition to the Chicago food scene, the daytime bocadillo menu will be a mix of traditional and seasonal bocadillos featuring a range of Spanish ingredients and flavors to keep the menu fresh for all guests.

    The evening will be anchored by family-style paella–celebrating traditional dishes, great ingredients and diverse flavors.


    Coming Summer 2021
    Bocadillo Market
    2342 N Clark St

    http://www.bocadillomarket.com
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing

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