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  • Post #301 - June 3rd, 2012, 6:56 pm
    Post #301 - June 3rd, 2012, 6:56 pm Post #301 - June 3rd, 2012, 6:56 pm
    The building that once held Rio de Churrascaria in Glenview has had some action going on it it for a couple of weeks and today there was a sign up in front reading "Palace Banquets".

    ETA: er, sorry, technically, it's Northbrook.
  • Post #302 - June 3rd, 2012, 10:35 pm
    Post #302 - June 3rd, 2012, 10:35 pm Post #302 - June 3rd, 2012, 10:35 pm
    Not an opening, exactly, but Ethiopian Diamond in Edgewater is expanding into the place next door, a move, they say, that will make them the largest Ethiopian restaurant in the U.S. The additional space will be used for parties and busy nights, plus a retail space stocking spices and other goods from Ethiopia. The addition is expected to be completed sometime this summer.

    Ethiopian Diamond
    6120 N. Broadway St.
    Chicago, IL 60660
    (773) 338-6100
  • Post #303 - June 4th, 2012, 1:13 pm
    Post #303 - June 4th, 2012, 1:13 pm Post #303 - June 4th, 2012, 1:13 pm
    May have already been posted, but Armanetti's on Lincoln is closed, license revoked. Some details here.
    pizza fun
  • Post #304 - June 4th, 2012, 2:16 pm
    Post #304 - June 4th, 2012, 2:16 pm Post #304 - June 4th, 2012, 2:16 pm
    i<3pizza wrote:May have already been posted, but Armanetti's on Lincoln is closed, license revoked. Some details here.


    Funny, I was just across the street this morning and contemplated checking them out.
  • Post #305 - June 4th, 2012, 3:28 pm
    Post #305 - June 4th, 2012, 3:28 pm Post #305 - June 4th, 2012, 3:28 pm
    Don't believe this has been mentioned but looks like Felony Franks is closing.

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8687176
  • Post #306 - June 4th, 2012, 5:49 pm
    Post #306 - June 4th, 2012, 5:49 pm Post #306 - June 4th, 2012, 5:49 pm
    KajmacJohnson wrote:Don't believe this has been mentioned but looks like Felony Franks is closing.

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8687176


    :wink:

    Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:32 am

    SSDD
    He was constantly reminded of how startlingly different a place the world was when viewed from a point only three feet to the left.

    Deepdish Pizza = Casserole
  • Post #307 - June 4th, 2012, 6:09 pm
    Post #307 - June 4th, 2012, 6:09 pm Post #307 - June 4th, 2012, 6:09 pm
    Two notes from Tri-Taylor:

    The space that was formerly Chickie's now has a sign reading "Soul Food To Go, Coming Soon"

    Tacos de Luna, next door to Chickies/Soul Food to Go, has closed.

    (However, the excellent Ta Koz, a half block further east, is open and doing well.)

    Soul Food To Go
    2253 West Taylor Street

    Tacos de Luna
    2255 West Taylor Street

    Ta Koz (or Takoz)
    2229 West Taylor Street
  • Post #308 - June 4th, 2012, 8:04 pm
    Post #308 - June 4th, 2012, 8:04 pm Post #308 - June 4th, 2012, 8:04 pm
    headcase wrote:
    KajmacJohnson wrote:Don't believe this has been mentioned but looks like Felony Franks is closing.

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8687176


    :wink:

    Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:32 am

    SSDD

    Yep, i definately missed it. :D
  • Post #309 - June 5th, 2012, 10:16 am
    Post #309 - June 5th, 2012, 10:16 am Post #309 - June 5th, 2012, 10:16 am
    i<3pizza wrote:May have already been posted, but Armanetti's on Lincoln is closed, license revoked. Some details here.


    Good riddance.
  • Post #310 - June 5th, 2012, 8:36 pm
    Post #310 - June 5th, 2012, 8:36 pm Post #310 - June 5th, 2012, 8:36 pm
    In Lincolnshire (next to Champps) I saw a sign that Liquid Fusion is opening up there. The original location is in Northbrook.

    http://www.liquidfusioncafe.com/drinkmenu.htm
  • Post #311 - June 5th, 2012, 8:37 pm
    Post #311 - June 5th, 2012, 8:37 pm Post #311 - June 5th, 2012, 8:37 pm
    chicago_foodiegirl wrote:In Lincolnshire (next to Champps) I saw a sign that Liquid Fusion is opening up there. The original location is in Northbrook.

    http://www.liquidfusioncafe.com/drinkmenu.htm


    Awesome, I love that place. Glad one's opening even closer to home.
  • Post #312 - June 6th, 2012, 3:49 pm
    Post #312 - June 6th, 2012, 3:49 pm Post #312 - June 6th, 2012, 3:49 pm
    According to an email received from Erwin, timestamped 4:31 this afternoon, Erwin is closing after a final Sunday dinner on July 1.
  • Post #313 - June 6th, 2012, 7:38 pm
    Post #313 - June 6th, 2012, 7:38 pm Post #313 - June 6th, 2012, 7:38 pm
    riddlemay wrote:According to an email received from Erwin, timestamped 4:31 this afternoon, Erwin is closing after a final Sunday dinner on July 1.


    I guess that explains why their website isn't working anymore, a fact I noticed at 5:10 this afternoon...
    Ed Fisher
    my chicago food photos

    RIP LTH.
  • Post #314 - June 7th, 2012, 6:23 am
    Post #314 - June 7th, 2012, 6:23 am Post #314 - June 7th, 2012, 6:23 am
    Optimistic about Pecking Order which should be opening soon at 4416 N. Clark in Uptown.

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/96032353/Pecking-Order-Menu
  • Post #315 - June 7th, 2012, 8:22 am
    Post #315 - June 7th, 2012, 8:22 am Post #315 - June 7th, 2012, 8:22 am
    LuvstoEat wrote:Aegean Isles at Caldwell and Touhy avenue is closed. Sign outside says "Coming Soon Christophers Off The Bone"....and there's a mobile smoker parked in front of the sign...

    This place is evil. Their smoker is parked right near the Touhy/Caldwell intersection and was going yesterday afternoon and this morning, so if you're driving by with your windows open, you get a strong waft of pork.

    The sign still says HIRING but there were people on the patio yesterday and the lot was full; could this be a trial run? I can't wait until they open. We should arrange a thing.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

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  • Post #316 - June 7th, 2012, 8:28 am
    Post #316 - June 7th, 2012, 8:28 am Post #316 - June 7th, 2012, 8:28 am
    erwin will be closing after dinner service on July 1.
  • Post #317 - June 7th, 2012, 8:37 am
    Post #317 - June 7th, 2012, 8:37 am Post #317 - June 7th, 2012, 8:37 am
    Senza, an all-gluten-free restaurant, is going in at 2873 N. Broadway. Dish said back in early May that they were aiming for a mid-July opening.
    Ed Fisher
    my chicago food photos

    RIP LTH.
  • Post #318 - June 7th, 2012, 2:01 pm
    Post #318 - June 7th, 2012, 2:01 pm Post #318 - June 7th, 2012, 2:01 pm
    Pie Lady wrote:
    LuvstoEat wrote:Aegean Isles at Caldwell and Touhy avenue is closed. Sign outside says "Coming Soon Christophers Off The Bone"....and there's a mobile smoker parked in front of the sign...

    This place is evil. Their smoker is parked right near the Touhy/Caldwell intersection and was going yesterday afternoon and this morning, so if you're driving by with your windows open, you get a strong waft of pork.

    The sign still says HIRING but there were people on the patio yesterday and the lot was full; could this be a trial run? I can't wait until they open. We should arrange a thing.



    With the forest preserve nearby I bet they do a decent carryout business for picnics.
  • Post #319 - June 7th, 2012, 4:33 pm
    Post #319 - June 7th, 2012, 4:33 pm Post #319 - June 7th, 2012, 4:33 pm
    Pie Lady wrote:
    LuvstoEat wrote:Aegean Isles at Caldwell and Touhy avenue is closed. Sign outside says "Coming Soon Christophers Off The Bone"....and there's a mobile smoker parked in front of the sign...

    This place is evil. Their smoker is parked right near the Touhy/Caldwell intersection and was going yesterday afternoon and this morning, so if you're driving by with your windows open, you get a strong waft of pork.

    The sign still says HIRING but there were people on the patio yesterday and the lot was full; could this be a trial run? I can't wait until they open. We should arrange a thing.

    Went by last week and saw that they listed 6/1 as opening day. I had a bad day at work so I stopped by, figured I would sit at the bar,have a drink and check it out. It was crowded at the bar, the rest was not too full. Smelled real good, but I opted for the gyro appetizer which was very good. As far as the place goes.... It kinda reminds me of Kitchen disasters or whatever that show is called. Its the same place as before, a few things inside changed to make it look less Greek and more a smoke house type place. But all very cosmetic. The menu looked good, but then the chef came out and was complaining to a friend sitting at the bar the usual TV reality show drama about slow service and food being sent back that was cold. I reallly really really hope this place turns out to be good, Its close to me and I love BBQ. But I might wait a WHILE BEFORE i GO AGAIN.
  • Post #320 - June 7th, 2012, 6:48 pm
    Post #320 - June 7th, 2012, 6:48 pm Post #320 - June 7th, 2012, 6:48 pm
    Spunky Dunkers new location in the old Brown's Chicken on the southeast corner of Arlington Heights Road and Dundee Road has opened. Nice to have a great donut place in the area.
    "Call any vegetable...and the chances are good the vegetable will respond to you."
    --Frank Zappa
  • Post #321 - June 7th, 2012, 7:35 pm
    Post #321 - June 7th, 2012, 7:35 pm Post #321 - June 7th, 2012, 7:35 pm
    saluki68 wrote:Spunky Dunkers new location in the old Brown's Chicken on the southeast corner of Arlington Heights Road and Dundee Road has opened. Nice to have a great donut place in the area.

    3441 N. Arlington Hts Rd.
    Arlington Hts.
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #322 - June 8th, 2012, 12:42 pm
    Post #322 - June 8th, 2012, 12:42 pm Post #322 - June 8th, 2012, 12:42 pm
    DEVON Seafood + Steak
    June 25-July 1 opening week
    the e-mail mentioned "all your Braxton favorites" and their local partners: Labriola Bakery, Aurora Angus, Goose Island and Intelligentsia.

    17W400 - 17W406 22nd Street
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
    913-901-2541
  • Post #323 - June 8th, 2012, 7:44 pm
    Post #323 - June 8th, 2012, 7:44 pm Post #323 - June 8th, 2012, 7:44 pm
    Lake Geneva Pie Company has opened a Lake Forest location. They don't have all of the pies but you can place an order a few days ahead of time. The Lake Forest location has some frozen items and some of the cream pies etc. in the refrigerator.
    I really like their quiches, pies and the chicken pot pie!

    297 E Illinois Rd
    Lake Forest IL 60045
    847.482.1220

    Normal Business Hours
    Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sun closed
  • Post #324 - June 8th, 2012, 7:48 pm
    Post #324 - June 8th, 2012, 7:48 pm Post #324 - June 8th, 2012, 7:48 pm
    janeyb wrote:the e-mail mentioned "all your Braxton favorites"

    Yes, they operated the Braxton Seafood Grill location in the mall for 27 years (as noted here, then when they lost their lease and had to move, they decided to relabel it with their Devon Seafood Grill brand. BTW their website says they begin regular hours July 2; maybe they moved the opening up a week?
  • Post #325 - June 8th, 2012, 8:21 pm
    Post #325 - June 8th, 2012, 8:21 pm Post #325 - June 8th, 2012, 8:21 pm
    Sixty-Five Restaurant & Bakery, a mainstay on Michigan Avenue for more than 20 years, is closing next week. The Chinese restaurant at 336 N. Michigan Ave., which still features throwback items like egg foo young and chop suey, will shut down the evening of June 15.

    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/ ... z1xG7ZG64n
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #326 - June 8th, 2012, 8:24 pm
    Post #326 - June 8th, 2012, 8:24 pm Post #326 - June 8th, 2012, 8:24 pm
    I was told that St Roger Abbey French Gourmet Patisserie is moving their location from Algonquin to Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills. A flyer said that their grand opening at the mall is 6/9.

    http://www.strogerabbey.org/
  • Post #327 - June 10th, 2012, 6:30 am
    Post #327 - June 10th, 2012, 6:30 am Post #327 - June 10th, 2012, 6:30 am
    In a bit of "everything old is new again" news, a Belden Deli has re-opened in the location of the original at Clark & Belden, in the lower level of the building that replaced the original deli. I believe that Belden Deli was also briefly in this new building...

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    I'll be honest that I don't remember the quality of the food at the old iteration at all. I was a kid at the time, but do remember eating at the old location a few times when we were in the city to visit aunts & uncles who lived in Lincoln Park at the time. I've been saying for years that I wish we had options for Jewish-style delis in the area other than the Bagel, so hopefully this one will be good.

    My wife and I did pop in to just to check it out (we didn't eat there), and it looks like the real deal, with smoked fish and deli meats in the cases, bins of bagels (did not find out if they make them in house or bring in from elsewhere). Had a selection of coffee cakes, etc. some of which were from North Shore bakery.

    EDIT: I guess this one is run by a LEYE & Max's (Highland Park) veteran, and not connected with the one in the Mallers Building -- in fact they're in a legal dispute over the name.
  • Post #328 - June 10th, 2012, 7:37 am
    Post #328 - June 10th, 2012, 7:37 am Post #328 - June 10th, 2012, 7:37 am
    The new Paciugo gelato location is open in Roscoe Village, right next to Kitsch'n.

    Paciugo
    2009 W. Roscoe
    773-661-9519
  • Post #329 - June 10th, 2012, 3:37 pm
    Post #329 - June 10th, 2012, 3:37 pm Post #329 - June 10th, 2012, 3:37 pm
    There are some new restaurants coming to downtown Libertyville.

    Shakou Shushi 625 N Milwaukee Ave. "specializing in modern Japanese cuisine" (Not open yet). http://shakousushi.com/

    "Maria Mandarino and Dan Temesy plan to open up a new restaurant at the former Henry Yee location (624 N. Milwaukee Ave.) in May." As of today, there is still paper covering all the windows. http://libertyville.patch.com/articles/new-restaurant-owners-to-keep-old-business-influence

    Marc Bianchini, who owns and operates four restaurants in Milwaukee, is opening Chili U restaurant at 547 N. Milwaukee Ave. It is supposed to open June 12th.

    Also, Yo Froot, a frozen yogurt, "pay by the ounce" shop is now open at 620 N Milwaukee Ave.

    These are all within a block of each other, in downtown Libertyville.
  • Post #330 - June 10th, 2012, 4:55 pm
    Post #330 - June 10th, 2012, 4:55 pm Post #330 - June 10th, 2012, 4:55 pm
    Eric wrote:
    Clean Fill wrote:Spotted a "coming soon" sign in the old Parky's location on Roosevelt.
    "Big Guy's Sausage"
    Google search turns up nothing other than tips on how to seduce women.

    Regarding ^^^^
    http://www.berwyntalk.com/smf/index.php?topic=12400.0

    Regarding ^^^^ :)
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