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    Post #1 - December 31st, 2021, 2:47 pm
    Post #1 - December 31st, 2021, 2:47 pm Post #1 - December 31st, 2021, 2:47 pm
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  • Post #2 - January 1st, 2022, 9:13 pm
    Post #2 - January 1st, 2022, 9:13 pm Post #2 - January 1st, 2022, 9:13 pm
    Work on a new Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant in the parking lot of the old Lowe's Home Improvement store in Gurnee is underway, and village staff says it is likely to open in the new year.
    http://www.dailyherald.com/article/2021 ... /211239905
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #3 - January 2nd, 2022, 3:36 pm
    Post #3 - January 2nd, 2022, 3:36 pm Post #3 - January 2nd, 2022, 3:36 pm
    Just noticed this, so I'll count it as 2022, but a Moroccan restaurant opened in Irving Park on Elston a few months back. They have sandwiches, tagines, and a bunch of other things I don't recognize (because I don't know Moroccan food very well). A number of pastry-like foods served here. They also serve sugar cane juice. All of their food is Zahiba Halal.

    Kunafa Nabulsia
    4304 N Pulaski Rd
    Open 10am - Midnight, Tuesday thru Sunday. Mondays from 5pm - Midnight
    (773) 628-7704

    https://kunafanabulsia.com/
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #4 - January 2nd, 2022, 6:02 pm
    Post #4 - January 2nd, 2022, 6:02 pm Post #4 - January 2nd, 2022, 6:02 pm
    marothisu wrote:Just noticed this, so I'll count it as 2022, but a Moroccan restaurant opened in Irving Park on Elston a few months back. They have sandwiches, tagines, and a bunch of other things I don't recognize (because I don't know Moroccan food very well). A number of pastry-like foods served here. They also serve sugar cane juice. All of their food is Zahiba Halal.

    Kunafa Nabulsia
    4304 N Pulaski Rd
    Open 10am - Midnight, Tuesday thru Sunday. Mondays from 5pm - Midnight
    (773) 628-7704

    https://kunafanabulsia.com/


    They have a few unusual dishes I've never seen on Middle Eastern menus, but their overall menu seems more generalized - from tagine and some Moroccan specialties like pastille to biryani and mansif . The reference to Nabulsia seems like it would be Palestinian, though.
  • Post #5 - January 3rd, 2022, 8:32 am
    Post #5 - January 3rd, 2022, 8:32 am Post #5 - January 3rd, 2022, 8:32 am
    sdrucker wrote:
    marothisu wrote:Just noticed this, so I'll count it as 2022, but a Moroccan restaurant opened in Irving Park on Elston a few months back. They have sandwiches, tagines, and a bunch of other things I don't recognize (because I don't know Moroccan food very well). A number of pastry-like foods served here. They also serve sugar cane juice. All of their food is Zahiba Halal.

    Kunafa Nabulsia
    4304 N Pulaski Rd
    Open 10am - Midnight, Tuesday thru Sunday. Mondays from 5pm - Midnight
    (773) 628-7704

    https://kunafanabulsia.com/


    They have a few unusual dishes I've never seen on Middle Eastern menus, but their overall menu seems more generalized - from tagine and some Moroccan specialties like pastille to biryani and mansif . The reference to Nabulsia seems like it would be Palestinian, though.


    I expected them to be Palestinian because of the name too. Was surprised when it was Moroccan instead.
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #6 - January 3rd, 2022, 11:03 am
    Post #6 - January 3rd, 2022, 11:03 am Post #6 - January 3rd, 2022, 11:03 am
    marothisu wrote:Kunafa Nabulsia
    4304 N Pulaski Rd
    Open 10am - Midnight, Tuesday thru Sunday. Mondays from 5pm - Midnight
    (773) 628-7704

    https://kunafanabulsia.com/

    marothisu wrote:I expected them to be Palestinian because of the name too. Was surprised when it was Moroccan instead.


    The dessert, Kunafa Nabulsia, is Arabic, and Morocco is half Arab (other half is Berber). So this must reflect the Arab half of Morocco. When I was in Morocco, I noticed a distinct change in cuisine when I moved from the Arab part to the Berber part.
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  • Post #7 - January 3rd, 2022, 6:14 pm
    Post #7 - January 3rd, 2022, 6:14 pm Post #7 - January 3rd, 2022, 6:14 pm
    The Hot Dog Box, A Hit Sausage Spot Launched By Father-Daughter Duo, Coming To Six Corners Storefront This Month.
    Bobby and Brooklyn Morelli launched the super popular hot dog joint in Bronzeville last year. Their Six Corners location at 4020 N. Milwaukee Ave. opens Jan. 15.

    https://flip.it/_KoEhE
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #8 - January 7th, 2022, 8:12 am
    Post #8 - January 7th, 2022, 8:12 am Post #8 - January 7th, 2022, 8:12 am
    Francesca's on Bryn Mawr has closed after 20 years. It was a reliable place in the neighborhood. That stretch of Bryn Mawr between Sheridan and Broadway is going through a rough patch. Nookies closed. That location became Phlour Diner for one hot minute, then that closed. The Red Line construction certainly isn't helping.

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  • Post #9 - January 7th, 2022, 2:00 pm
    Post #9 - January 7th, 2022, 2:00 pm Post #9 - January 7th, 2022, 2:00 pm
    Per their Instagram, Lost Lake is closing in a week: https://www.instagram.com/lostlakeloves ... cC96CvwAQ/
  • Post #10 - January 9th, 2022, 1:11 pm
    Post #10 - January 9th, 2022, 1:11 pm Post #10 - January 9th, 2022, 1:11 pm
    Crab King, a cajun seafood boil joint with a few locations in the suburbs and Tacoma (WA), is coming to Lakeview East soon.

    Coming soon..
    Crab King
    3443 N Broadway

    http://crabkingusa.com
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #11 - January 10th, 2022, 5:30 pm
    Post #11 - January 10th, 2022, 5:30 pm Post #11 - January 10th, 2022, 5:30 pm
    Milly’s Pizza In The Pan Moving From Logan Square Ghost Kitchen To Uptown’s Argyle Street.

    https://flip.it/ttNihI
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #12 - January 11th, 2022, 12:26 pm
    Post #12 - January 11th, 2022, 12:26 pm Post #12 - January 11th, 2022, 12:26 pm
    exciting^
  • Post #13 - January 11th, 2022, 6:52 pm
    Post #13 - January 11th, 2022, 6:52 pm Post #13 - January 11th, 2022, 6:52 pm
    Looks to be about one month ago that the space formerly DBA Skipjack Modern Japanese Restaurant in the plaza at the NE corner of Golf and Waukegan, headed by a Mariano's location, reopened as Kyoto Garden Modern Japanese Restaurant (I think they just moved the subtitle up the facade with the new name since the font is exactly the same). Yelp has merged Skipjack onto the new restaurant for now, separate ownership is presumed, but unconfirmed.

    Kyoto Garden Modern Japanese Restaurant
    81 Waukegan Rd, Glenview, IL 60025
    (224) 529-5126
    https://www.kyotogardensushi.com/

    Open on Tuesdays, unlike Kuni's and Sushi Kaya, hence on my radar.
  • Post #14 - January 11th, 2022, 7:01 pm
    Post #14 - January 11th, 2022, 7:01 pm Post #14 - January 11th, 2022, 7:01 pm
    Province Pizza, A Six Corners Wood-Fired Pizza Restaurant And Sports Bar, Opens This Week.
    https://blockclubchicago.org/2022/01/11 ... this-week/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #15 - January 11th, 2022, 8:45 pm
    Post #15 - January 11th, 2022, 8:45 pm Post #15 - January 11th, 2022, 8:45 pm
    There is a new Pho restaurant opened on which seems to be the 3rd restaurant in like 3 years at this location on McCormick (1st was Phở Number 9, 2nd Louisiana Crab Shack, and new Pho Le 777.

    From there Facebook posting Pho Le 777 is a restaurant based out California and this Chicago location is there 2nd. https://www.facebook.com/Pho777

    Pho Le 777
    6257 N McCormick Blvd,
    Chicago, IL 60659
    http://www.phole777.com/menu.html
    https://www.facebook.com/Pho777
  • Post #16 - January 12th, 2022, 8:20 am
    Post #16 - January 12th, 2022, 8:20 am Post #16 - January 12th, 2022, 8:20 am
    bweiny wrote:Yelp has merged Skipjack onto the new restaurant for now, separate ownership is presumed, but unconfirmed.

    Kyoto Garden Modern Japanese Restaurant
    81 Waukegan Rd, Glenview, IL 60025
    (224) 529-5126
    https://www.kyotogardensushi.com
    Got carry-out, confirmed it's new owners, but the same sushi chef as Skipjack. No complaints about the maki and "poke salad" (poke atop seaweed salad). It's just a terrible location on the northern end of the plaza offset from Waukegan with minimal view. The parking lot does them no favors with awkward access/rows. Nice interior with very fair drink prices.
  • Post #17 - January 12th, 2022, 3:29 pm
    Post #17 - January 12th, 2022, 3:29 pm Post #17 - January 12th, 2022, 3:29 pm
    Trendy Corner Store Chain Foxtrot Market Plans 25 More Chicago Outposts in 2022

    https://chicago.eater.com/2022/1/12/228 ... lucy-pizza
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #18 - January 12th, 2022, 5:35 pm
    Post #18 - January 12th, 2022, 5:35 pm Post #18 - January 12th, 2022, 5:35 pm
    Gulliver’s….
    https://blockclubchicago.org/2022/01/12 ... -56-years/
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  • Post #19 - January 12th, 2022, 5:58 pm
    Post #19 - January 12th, 2022, 5:58 pm Post #19 - January 12th, 2022, 5:58 pm

    Last weekend, I kept seeing comments about Gulliver's closing. Yet, it was not on their facebook or website. I really did not want to call to inquire about their fate. It was suggested to call about a party in the future, then wait for their reaction.

    I believe years ago, there was an LTH lunch there.

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    Cathy2
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  • Post #20 - January 12th, 2022, 6:08 pm
    Post #20 - January 12th, 2022, 6:08 pm Post #20 - January 12th, 2022, 6:08 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Last weekend, I kept seeing comments about Gulliver's closing. Yet, it was not on their facebook or website. I really did not want to call to inquire about their fate. It was suggested to call about a party in the future, then wait for their reaction.

    I believe years ago, there was an LTH lunch there.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    I, too, was seeing that same chatter and I was truly hoping that it was just a rumor. We’ve been patronizing Gulliver’s for eons - it will be truly missed…
    "Goldie, how many times have I told you guys that I don't want no horsin' around on the airplane?"
  • Post #21 - January 17th, 2022, 9:05 am
    Post #21 - January 17th, 2022, 9:05 am Post #21 - January 17th, 2022, 9:05 am
    Andy’s Fruit Ranch Closes After 42 Years In Albany Park

    https://blockclubchicago.org/2022/01/14 ... bany-park/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #22 - January 21st, 2022, 2:22 pm
    Post #22 - January 21st, 2022, 2:22 pm Post #22 - January 21st, 2022, 2:22 pm
    A husband-and-wife team are bringing their empanada delivery business to the Asian on Argyle district next month.

    Don Pablo’s Kitchen & Bakeshop, 1007 W. Argyle St., will open in early February, owner Pablo Cesar Soto said. It is opening next to Milly’s Pizza In the Pan, another ghost kitchen business opening a physical location on Argyle Street.

    https://blockclubchicago.org/2022/01/21 ... t-kitchen/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #23 - January 21st, 2022, 2:37 pm
    Post #23 - January 21st, 2022, 2:37 pm Post #23 - January 21st, 2022, 2:37 pm
    Dave148 wrote:
    A husband-and-wife team are bringing their empanada delivery business to the Asian on Argyle district next month.

    Don Pablo’s Kitchen & Bakeshop, 1007 W. Argyle St., will open in early February, owner Pablo Cesar Soto said. It is opening next to Milly’s Pizza In the Pan, another ghost kitchen business opening a physical location on Argyle Street.

    https://blockclubchicago.org/2022/01/21 ... t-kitchen/

    I am SO excited to have a supplier of Chilean empanadas in Chicago again!
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"
  • Post #24 - January 21st, 2022, 4:39 pm
    Post #24 - January 21st, 2022, 4:39 pm Post #24 - January 21st, 2022, 4:39 pm
    Katie wrote:I am SO excited to have a supplier of Chilean empanadas in Chicago again!


    How different are Chilean empanadas from Argentine empanadas. (I ask simply because there is a place in Palatine that makes Argentine empanadas.)
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  • Post #25 - January 21st, 2022, 6:13 pm
    Post #25 - January 21st, 2022, 6:13 pm Post #25 - January 21st, 2022, 6:13 pm
    If I recall correctly, Argentinian empanadas are typically fried and typically are fairly small. Cheese is typical, but there are probably other typical fillings. Argentinian empanadas are great appetizers, great happy hour bar food.

    Chilean empanadas are much bigger, sized like Michigan pasties. One is a lunch. They are typically baked rather than fried. The classic Chilean empanada is the empanada de pino, which contains primarily ground beef with sauce, plus some slices of hard-boiled egg, black olive, and raisins (I'm not saying these add anything, in my opinion, but they're traditional), so in the sense that they're beef-based, they're similar in ingredients to Michigan pasties, but Chilean empanadas do not contain potatoes.

    In Chile, empanadas de pino (beef-based) are baked, but empanadas de queso (with cheese) or empanadas with seafood (can't quite remember at the moment what these are called ... let's say shrimp, so, empanadas de camarones?) are fried. The fried cheese ones may be a nod to the popularity of Argentinian happy hour fried cheese empanadas (which, believe it or not, are available as a side at KFC in Santiago). I think the fried seafood empanadas are probably a nod to the abundance of inexpensive shellfish in Chile combined with the fact that shellfish in an empanada probably does not toughen up if deep-fried quickly as it would if it were baked.

    Colombian empanadas are also a thing --- a good thing, as I recall -- but I cannot recall at the moment how Colombian empanadas differ from Argentian and Chilean empanadas.
    Last edited by Katie on January 22nd, 2022, 1:59 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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  • Post #26 - January 21st, 2022, 6:33 pm
    Post #26 - January 21st, 2022, 6:33 pm Post #26 - January 21st, 2022, 6:33 pm
    Thanks, Katie.
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  • Post #27 - January 22nd, 2022, 12:26 pm
    Post #27 - January 22nd, 2022, 12:26 pm Post #27 - January 22nd, 2022, 12:26 pm
    Columbian empanadas are also a thing --- a good thing, as I recall -- but I cannot recall at the moment how Columbian empanadas differ from Argentian and Chilean empanadas.


    Cornmeal dough, fried.
  • Post #28 - January 22nd, 2022, 1:58 pm
    Post #28 - January 22nd, 2022, 1:58 pm Post #28 - January 22nd, 2022, 1:58 pm
    Ah! Thanks, Jeff. Looks like these are available at some Colombian restaurants in Chicago.

    (p.s., I corrected my spelling of "Colombian" in my earlier post.)
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"
  • Post #29 - January 24th, 2022, 8:28 am
    Post #29 - January 24th, 2022, 8:28 am Post #29 - January 24th, 2022, 8:28 am
    Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants plans to open its first pizza-pasta concept, Piccolo Buco by Cooper’s Hawk, in Oak Brook, Ill., the company said this week.

    https://www.nrn.com/casual-dining/coope ... -brook-ill
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #30 - January 24th, 2022, 12:13 pm
    Post #30 - January 24th, 2022, 12:13 pm Post #30 - January 24th, 2022, 12:13 pm
    Oh K-Dog a Korean hot dog on a stick restaurant has opened in the H-MART Niles location right past the checkout lanes where there are various vendor stalls (and not in the food court area).

    Oh K-Dog
    801 Civic Center Dr
    Niles, IL 60714
    https://www.ohkdog.com/menu
    https://www.facebook.com/ohkhotdog/
    https://www.yelp.com/biz/oh-k-dog-niles

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