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  • Post #271 - October 15th, 2020, 1:24 pm
    Post #271 - October 15th, 2020, 1:24 pm Post #271 - October 15th, 2020, 1:24 pm
    Driving by fairly quickly I spotted a bright new sign with the word Jerk in the name on the N/E corner of Central and Elston. Windows were covered with brown construction paper and it seemed activity was going on inside.
    This has been the site of a succession of so-so hot dog stands over the years.

    More info and a pic next time I drive past. Either way, good to very good news for that spot.
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #272 - October 15th, 2020, 1:32 pm
    Post #272 - October 15th, 2020, 1:32 pm Post #272 - October 15th, 2020, 1:32 pm
    G Wiv wrote:Driving by fairly quickly I spotted a bright new sign with the word Jerk

    Maybe it was a political election campaign sign. :lol:
  • Post #273 - October 15th, 2020, 1:46 pm
    Post #273 - October 15th, 2020, 1:46 pm Post #273 - October 15th, 2020, 1:46 pm
    SupernovaLox wrote:[

    When we were at Nobu Rooftop early July, our server told us they wouldn't open the Nobu (full) concept indoor-restaurant until they could have full capactity (obviously something changed).

    When we were at Nobu Rooftop end of August, our server told us it would open soon, albeit with a limited menu (even though they initially didn't want to do this).

    So we shall see how much of what exactly is true.


    Walked by Sunday evening with my jaw wide open by the scene at I presume the inside restaurant that's street level on Randolph. It appeared packed inside and no indicator of windows/doors that opened.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

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  • Post #274 - October 15th, 2020, 2:44 pm
    Post #274 - October 15th, 2020, 2:44 pm Post #274 - October 15th, 2020, 2:44 pm
    G Wiv wrote:Driving by fairly quickly I spotted a bright new sign with the word Jerk in the name on the N/E corner of Central and Elston. Windows were covered with brown construction paper and it seemed activity was going on inside.
    This has been the site of a succession of so-so hot dog stands over the years.

    More info and a pic next time I drive past. Either way, good to very good news for that spot.


    Are you possibly thinking of Nagle and Northwest Highway?. The N/E corner of Central and Elston is Colletti's
  • Post #275 - October 15th, 2020, 4:54 pm
    Post #275 - October 15th, 2020, 4:54 pm Post #275 - October 15th, 2020, 4:54 pm
    Telegram Sam wrote:
    G Wiv wrote:Driving by fairly quickly I spotted a bright new sign with the word Jerk in the name on the N/E corner of Central and Elston. Windows were covered with brown construction paper and it seemed activity was going on inside.
    This has been the site of a succession of so-so hot dog stands over the years.
    Are you possibly thinking of Nagle and Northwest Highway?. The N/E corner of Central and Elston is Colletti's
    Good call on NW Hwy & Nagle (I was confused by the Colletti's location description too). It's called St Bess Jerk per Google maps. No photos of menu, food or interior.
  • Post #276 - October 15th, 2020, 5:00 pm
    Post #276 - October 15th, 2020, 5:00 pm Post #276 - October 15th, 2020, 5:00 pm
    bweiny wrote:
    Telegram Sam wrote:
    G Wiv wrote:Driving by fairly quickly I spotted a bright new sign with the word Jerk in the name on the N/E corner of Central and Elston. Windows were covered with brown construction paper and it seemed activity was going on inside.
    This has been the site of a succession of so-so hot dog stands over the years.
    Are you possibly thinking of Nagle and Northwest Highway?. The N/E corner of Central and Elston is Colletti's
    Good call on NW Hwy & Nagle (I was confused by the Colletti's location description too). It's called St Bess Jerk per Google maps. No photos of menu, food or interior.

    Wonder if it’s related to = https://www.stbessjerk.com/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #277 - October 15th, 2020, 8:39 pm
    Post #277 - October 15th, 2020, 8:39 pm Post #277 - October 15th, 2020, 8:39 pm
    The Huettenbar, one of the last vestiges of Lincoln Square’s German heritage, closes

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/c ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #278 - October 15th, 2020, 9:32 pm
    Post #278 - October 15th, 2020, 9:32 pm Post #278 - October 15th, 2020, 9:32 pm
    Newest Chicagoland Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers opens on Dempster east of Waukegan in the new Sawmill Station development in Morton Grove on November 3rd.
  • Post #279 - October 16th, 2020, 3:00 am
    Post #279 - October 16th, 2020, 3:00 am Post #279 - October 16th, 2020, 3:00 am
    Telegram Sam wrote:Are you possibly thinking of Nagle and Northwest Highway?. The N/E corner of Central and Elston is Colletti's

    Yes I was, thanks.

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    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #280 - October 16th, 2020, 7:29 am
    Post #280 - October 16th, 2020, 7:29 am Post #280 - October 16th, 2020, 7:29 am
    Pilsen Yards will replace Monnie Burke’s along 18th Street

    https://chicago.eater.com/2020/10/15/21 ... -abu-taleb
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #281 - October 16th, 2020, 8:31 pm
    Post #281 - October 16th, 2020, 8:31 pm Post #281 - October 16th, 2020, 8:31 pm
    After nearly 35 years on Chicago’s fine-dining summit, Everest restaurant is closing

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/c ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #282 - October 17th, 2020, 1:08 pm
    Post #282 - October 17th, 2020, 1:08 pm Post #282 - October 17th, 2020, 1:08 pm
    Tony Hu opened a new restaurant in Chinatown serving up Hunan cuisine which will also have private party rooms with karaoke. The website says the soft opening was October 16 (yesterday). It looks like it's in the same space as Mala Temptation/Spicy Spirit. Has free 2-hour parking validation with the lot across the street.

    Hunan Cuisine
    https://hunancuisinechicago.square.site
    2002 S Wentworth Ave Suite 100
    Open Sun-Thu 10:30am - 9:30pm, Fri - Sat 10:30am - 10pm

    Also..

    1) Wasabi has opened up a Japanese grill next door to their place in Logan Square offering skewers, different noodle dishes, karaage, katsu, katsu sandwiches, and other small Japanese plates. Also they have sake, Japanese beer, shochu, cocktails, wine, etc.

    Nomonomo Pub + Grill
    https://www.nomonomochicago.com
    2115 N Milwaukee Ave
    773-697-4286

    2) A Cinneholic location is coming to 1295 N Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park sometime this fall. In the metro area they already have stores in Schaumburg and Naperville. They sell cinnamon rolls, some other types of desserts, coffee, etc.

    https://www.cinnaholic.com/menu
    312-508-3922
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #283 - October 17th, 2020, 2:37 pm
    Post #283 - October 17th, 2020, 2:37 pm Post #283 - October 17th, 2020, 2:37 pm
    marothisu wrote:Tony Hu opened a new restaurant in Chinatown serving up Hunan cuisine .... website says the soft opening was October 16 (yesterday). It looks like it's in the same space as Mala Temptation/Spicy Spirit.

    Hunan Cuisine
    https://hunancuisinechicago.square.site
    2002 S Wentworth Ave Suite 100
    Open Sun-Thu 10:30am - 9:30pm, Fri - Sat 10:30am - 10pm
    Looks like Lao Hunan 2.0 for all intents and purposes, 2 blocks north of the original, which is good news in my book.

    When looking up items on their online menu (eg. "Preserved Pork Xiangxi Style"), one of the top Google images responses was the LTH thread on Lao Hunan. Not all of the images were loading, so I didn't keep going through the thread for specific photos. Having been to LH, I didn't need the exact visual.
  • Post #284 - October 18th, 2020, 9:10 pm
    Post #284 - October 18th, 2020, 9:10 pm Post #284 - October 18th, 2020, 9:10 pm
    Hamburger Mary’s will soon be closing its doors in Andersonville for the last time.

    https://www.facebook.com/maryschicago/p ... 6389979737

    Our final day of business will be Sunday, November 1. Until then, we will be keeping our normal hours of business, as well as our schedule of “Dining with the Divas” drag shows (seating is extremely limited, so reservations may be required).

    We want to thank everyone who has helped make Hamburger Mary’s a special place for almost 15 years... the staff, the entertainment, and especially our guests. We’ve enjoyed serving the community and providing a safe place to “Eat, Drink, and be Mary!”
  • Post #285 - October 19th, 2020, 5:50 am
    Post #285 - October 19th, 2020, 5:50 am Post #285 - October 19th, 2020, 5:50 am
    polster wrote:Hamburger Mary’s will soon be closing its doors in Andersonville for the last time.

    https://www.facebook.com/maryschicago/p ... 6389979737

    Our final day of business will be Sunday, November 1. Until then, we will be keeping our normal hours of business, as well as our schedule of “Dining with the Divas” drag shows (seating is extremely limited, so reservations may be required).

    We want to thank everyone who has helped make Hamburger Mary’s a special place for almost 15 years... the staff, the entertainment, and especially our guests. We’ve enjoyed serving the community and providing a safe place to “Eat, Drink, and be Mary!”


    Hamburger Mary’s To Close After 14 Years In Andersonville, Will Seek New Location Post Coronavirus
    https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/10/18 ... ronavirus/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #286 - October 20th, 2020, 5:18 am
    Post #286 - October 20th, 2020, 5:18 am Post #286 - October 20th, 2020, 5:18 am
    Lebanese-Mexican restaurant Evette's has opened in the old The Dog Joint space at 350 W. Armitage in Chicago.

    https://www.evetteschicago.com/
    Cookingblahg.blogspot.com
  • Post #287 - October 20th, 2020, 4:17 pm
    Post #287 - October 20th, 2020, 4:17 pm Post #287 - October 20th, 2020, 4:17 pm
    Dave148 wrote:After nearly 35 years on Chicago’s fine-dining summit, Everest restaurant is closing

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/c ... story.html


    Wow. This is really something. Everest really was a lasting vestige of the places born in the 80s/90s era. Nearly all the higher end places talked about in that era are now gone. Le Francais, Trotter's, Blackbird, etc.

    The only one left might be Les Nomades...
    "People are too busy in these times to care about good food. We used to spend months working over a bonne-femme sauce, trying to determine just the right proportions of paprika and fresh forest mushrooms to use." -Karoly Gundel, Blue Trout and Black Truffles: The Peregrinations of an Epicure, Joseph Wechsberg, 1954.
  • Post #288 - October 21st, 2020, 2:29 pm
    Post #288 - October 21st, 2020, 2:29 pm Post #288 - October 21st, 2020, 2:29 pm
    Le Bouchon Chef Goes From French to Mexican With Upcoming Taqueria. Oliver Poilevey is teaming up with former Le Sardine chef Sotero Gallego and chef Marcos Ascencio for Taqueria Chingón

    https://chicago.eater.com/2020/10/21/21 ... n-poilevey
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #289 - October 22nd, 2020, 9:08 am
    Post #289 - October 22nd, 2020, 9:08 am Post #289 - October 22nd, 2020, 9:08 am
    Coogles wrote:Lebanese-Mexican restaurant Evette's has opened in the old The Dog Joint space at 350 W. Armitage in Chicago.

    https://www.evetteschicago.com/

    Mmmm.... Selma Hayek-level tasty!
  • Post #290 - October 24th, 2020, 11:36 am
    Post #290 - October 24th, 2020, 11:36 am Post #290 - October 24th, 2020, 11:36 am
    MarlaCollin'sHusband wrote:
    Coming sometime soonish in Lincoln Square is Pastores + Brunch, a place with a menu so varied that, well, I don't want to prejudge. Hopefully their blackened tilapia, baos, burgers, chicken caesar pita wraps, mochis, omelettes, eggs benedict, steak, crab cake salads, etc. are actually as good as the pastor (and hopefully the pastor is delicious).

    Pastores + Brunch
    4661 N. Lincoln
    (773) 961-7841
    http://www.pastoresbrunch.com


    Now open
  • Post #291 - October 25th, 2020, 10:09 am
    Post #291 - October 25th, 2020, 10:09 am Post #291 - October 25th, 2020, 10:09 am
    There is a bakery coming to the former Ringo Sushi spot at 2507 N Lincoln Ave in Lincoln Park. I cannot find a lot of information on it other than the permit owners name and it might have some $$ behind it (well known architect and build team). The owner might be connected to China Cafe in Chinatown.

    Anybody have any more information?
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #292 - Yesterday, 12:40 pm
    Post #292 - Yesterday, 12:40 pm Post #292 - Yesterday, 12:40 pm
    Beacon Tavern is permanently closed after four years due to the coronavirus pandemic

    https://chicago.eater.com/2020/5/12/212 ... oronavirus
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #293 - Today, 10:10 am
    Post #293 - Today, 10:10 am Post #293 - Today, 10:10 am
    Reunion, a Southern restaurant by celebrity chef Art Smith, is slated to break ground at Navy Pier in January, with an estimated grand opening in spring.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/c ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard

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