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  • Post #121 - April 3rd, 2019, 12:35 pm
    Post #121 - April 3rd, 2019, 12:35 pm Post #121 - April 3rd, 2019, 12:35 pm
    Pauly wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:This should be a Location of the Damned....
    Casual eatery Cravelane has shut its doors at 5051 Oakton St. - Skokie.

    https://chicago.eater.com/2019/1/14/181 ... sures-2019

    Well, I give them credit for hanging on for a year. That location, tucked into the corner hardly visible from the Oakton/Lincoln intersection and no parking certainly didn't help.


    That is a crazy location. I have always been curious as to why that ever got built out into a restaurant, it has zero street presence.
  • Post #122 - April 3rd, 2019, 1:54 pm
    Post #122 - April 3rd, 2019, 1:54 pm Post #122 - April 3rd, 2019, 1:54 pm
    Famed Publican Group to Open a Seafood-Focused French Cafe in Wicker Park. Café Cancale will replace Publican Anker this summer.

    https://chicago.eater.com/2019/4/3/1829 ... ican-anker
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #123 - April 8th, 2019, 11:11 am
    Post #123 - April 8th, 2019, 11:11 am Post #123 - April 8th, 2019, 11:11 am
    Confirmed on their website after word spread quickly on social media over the weekend, owners of the longtime Czech stalwart Riverside Restaurant have decided to retire and will close April 19th. Much local wailing and gnashing of teeth; I'll miss the rye bread and goulash in particular.

    http://riversiderestaurant.co/
  • Post #124 - April 12th, 2019, 11:28 am
    Post #124 - April 12th, 2019, 11:28 am Post #124 - April 12th, 2019, 11:28 am
    Apparently, Tasty Chinese Food has just opened in Avondale . . .

    Image
    Tasty Chinese Food - 3051 N Calfornia

    =R=

    Tasty Chinese Food (website)
    3051 N California Ave
    Chicago, IL 60618
    (773) 654-3895
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #125 - April 12th, 2019, 12:15 pm
    Post #125 - April 12th, 2019, 12:15 pm Post #125 - April 12th, 2019, 12:15 pm
    Man, that's an original name.
  • Post #126 - April 12th, 2019, 12:38 pm
    Post #126 - April 12th, 2019, 12:38 pm Post #126 - April 12th, 2019, 12:38 pm
    Puckjam wrote:Man, that's an original name.

    LOL! On the plus side, at least it communicates very clearly the restaurant's intended goals and focus.

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #127 - April 12th, 2019, 1:06 pm
    Post #127 - April 12th, 2019, 1:06 pm Post #127 - April 12th, 2019, 1:06 pm
    Cafe Dacha an Eastern European restaurant specializing in Ukranian and Russian dishes has opened in downtown Highland Park.

    675 Central Ave.
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    847.926.7024
    http://www.cafedacha.com
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #128 - April 12th, 2019, 1:10 pm
    Post #128 - April 12th, 2019, 1:10 pm Post #128 - April 12th, 2019, 1:10 pm
    Dave148 wrote:Cafe Dacha an Eastern European restaurant specializing in Ukranian and Russian dishes has opened in downtown Highland Park.

    675 Central Ave.
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    847.926.7024
    http://www.cafedacha.com

    I smell lunch!
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #129 - April 12th, 2019, 1:12 pm
    Post #129 - April 12th, 2019, 1:12 pm Post #129 - April 12th, 2019, 1:12 pm
    Telegram Sam wrote:That is a crazy location. I have always been curious as to why that ever got built out into a restaurant, it has zero street presence.


    It's where they relocate restaurateurs who enter witness protection.
  • Post #130 - April 12th, 2019, 1:15 pm
    Post #130 - April 12th, 2019, 1:15 pm Post #130 - April 12th, 2019, 1:15 pm
    I didn't notice the signage, but son #1 passed by the former TGI Fridays, former nondescript Korean steakhouse on Lake just east of Milwaukee in Glenview, and says that it's now Iron Age, a Korean all-you-can-eat.
    It's not listed on their website http://ironagekoreansteakhouse.com/ so it may not yet be open. @PantherInTheDen - you're in that neighborhood all the time, have you seen anything?
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #131 - April 12th, 2019, 2:04 pm
    Post #131 - April 12th, 2019, 2:04 pm Post #131 - April 12th, 2019, 2:04 pm
    JoelF wrote:I didn't notice the signage, but son #1 passed by the former TGI Fridays, former nondescript Korean steakhouse on Lake just east of Milwaukee in Glenview, and says that it's now Iron Age, a Korean all-you-can-eat.
    It's not listed on their website http://ironagekoreansteakhouse.com/ so it may not yet be open. @PantherInTheDen - you're in that neighborhood all the time, have you seen anything?
    I knew I'd seen that name elsewhere. They also opened in Wicker Park in the former Tozi (I think that was the name), http://www.yelp.com/biz/iron-age-korean-steakhouse-chicago, at 1265 N Milwaukee Ave.

    Their website (above) doesn't list either of these locations in the drop-down list at the top, but Chicago is listed at the bottom (no supporting details, so quite the tease). Glenview isn't, yet.
  • Post #132 - April 16th, 2019, 5:32 pm
    Post #132 - April 16th, 2019, 5:32 pm Post #132 - April 16th, 2019, 5:32 pm
    Crain's report on Sunday about the CSO strike noted some pieces of collateral damage including:
    Symphony Center's restaurant, Tesori, suspended operations April 3 because of the strike.


    The tesori website has this item pretty well buried:
    unfortunately, due to the current strike by the musicians of the chicago symphony orchestra, service at tesori is suspended, effective april 3rd. we hope to see you again soon!
  • Post #133 - April 17th, 2019, 6:49 pm
    Post #133 - April 17th, 2019, 6:49 pm Post #133 - April 17th, 2019, 6:49 pm
    A group of North Shore restaurant owners are planning to open a brewpub next year in Evanston
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/e ... story.html
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #134 - April 17th, 2019, 8:43 pm
    Post #134 - April 17th, 2019, 8:43 pm Post #134 - April 17th, 2019, 8:43 pm
    Wilson’s Dogs has closed. I walked by there on Monday and the location looked abandoned. Yelp has confirmed the closure.

    They prided themselves on their double cheeseburger, which was a copy of an In N Out 2x4 Animal Style burger (two mustard-grilled patties, four slices of American cheese, lettuce, tomato and “secret sauce”). It was a damn fine burger and a very good facsimile. I’ll miss this neighborhood option.

    Wilson’s Dogs
    1141 North Ashland Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60622
    Last edited by ld111134 on April 24th, 2019, 4:32 am, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #135 - April 18th, 2019, 3:53 pm
    Post #135 - April 18th, 2019, 3:53 pm Post #135 - April 18th, 2019, 3:53 pm
    There’s a sign for Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream at Cafe de Oro at the corner of Deerfield & Saunders Rds in Deerfield. No idea if it’s free standing or only open when the coffee place is, but sure would be nice.
  • Post #136 - April 19th, 2019, 8:49 am
    Post #136 - April 19th, 2019, 8:49 am Post #136 - April 19th, 2019, 8:49 am
    New sign in window of building directly west of Burger Moovement on North Ave. in Elmwood Park.
    Gringo & Blondie Taqueria & Churreria
    website says opening summer 2019.

    Within 2 blocks, Alpine, Pork & Mindy's, Gringo & Blondie,Burger Moovement, and Johnnies.
    Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
    Woody Allen
  • Post #137 - April 19th, 2019, 11:20 am
    Post #137 - April 19th, 2019, 11:20 am Post #137 - April 19th, 2019, 11:20 am
    The Bongo Room, one of the most popular brunch and breakfast spots in Chicago, is down a location. The South Loop restaurant, at 1152 S. Wabash Avenue, is closed for good, an employee at the Andersonville outpost confirms.

    https://chicago.eater.com/2019/4/19/185 ... unch-intel
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #138 - April 20th, 2019, 7:33 am
    Post #138 - April 20th, 2019, 7:33 am Post #138 - April 20th, 2019, 7:33 am
    JoelF wrote:e+o restaurant in Randhurst Village has closed, and the owner is reconcepting it as Minta Restaurant and Social Lounge, featuring many of e+o's dishes plus while "adding an Eastern European flair"

    It's set to open Saturday March 30.

    Restaurant and lounge Minta, a rebranding of restaurant E+O Food and Drink with an Eastern European spin, opened last week.

    https://chicago.eater.com/2019/3/22/182 ... pring-2019
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #139 - April 22nd, 2019, 8:16 pm
    Post #139 - April 22nd, 2019, 8:16 pm Post #139 - April 22nd, 2019, 8:16 pm
    Probably not news to anyone at this point but nobody has posted it in this thread, so...

    Stanley’s produce closes: ‘We tried everything we possibly could’
  • Post #140 - April 24th, 2019, 1:07 pm
    Post #140 - April 24th, 2019, 1:07 pm Post #140 - April 24th, 2019, 1:07 pm
    Because you (or more likely nobody) asked for it, Chicago has now jumped on the Wahlburgers bandwagon, with a second location opening soon:

    https://wahlburgers.com/all-locations/illinois
  • Post #141 - April 25th, 2019, 5:01 am
    Post #141 - April 25th, 2019, 5:01 am Post #141 - April 25th, 2019, 5:01 am
    Comings & Goings: Cajun seafood restaurant opens in Orland Park



    Cajun Boil & Bar held its grand opening in Orland Park last week.

    The seafood restaurant took the place of Dao Sushi in the former Canoe Club at 15200 S. 94th Avenue behind the Orland Park Place mall.
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    Polish restaurant reopens in Justice after fire
    It took a little longer than first expected, but Szarotka’s Restaurant in Justice was planing to hold its grand reopening Wednesday morning

    The Polish restaurant at 8100 S. Roberts Road has been closed for repairs since a kitchen fire on Feb. 17.

    The restaurant is noted for its Eastern European cuisine and is named for the white Alpine flower commonly known as edelweiss.

    The restaurant, originally named Baltic, opened in 1989 offering Lithuanian cuisine. In later years, it was sold and the name was changed to Szarotka’s Hideaway Sports Bar.
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    Mexican ice cream shop opens in Chicago Ridge
    La Michoacana Premium is now open near Sears inside Chicago Ridge Mall in Chicago Ridge.
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    Nick’s Tavern opens second location
    Lemont’s Nick’s Tavern has been serving up its famous one-pound Nick Burger at 221 Main St. since the business opened in 1945.

    Last month, a second Nick’s opened its doors in Cedar Lake in northwest Indiana. The new location is at 13231 Wicker Ave. in the former home of Carlo’s Pizzeria and Big Butt BBQ, which closed earlier this year.

    Their menu has grown some, but both locations still feature the Nick Burger.
  • Post #142 - April 26th, 2019, 12:13 pm
    Post #142 - April 26th, 2019, 12:13 pm Post #142 - April 26th, 2019, 12:13 pm
    Leona’s on Sheridan is closed.
    This reported on Yelp and the location is no longer listed on the Leona’s web site.
  • Post #143 - April 27th, 2019, 7:40 am
    Post #143 - April 27th, 2019, 7:40 am Post #143 - April 27th, 2019, 7:40 am
    ld111134 wrote:Wilson’s Dogs has closed. I walked by there on Monday and the location looked abandoned. Yelp has confirmed the closure.

    They prided themselves on their double cheeseburger, which was a copy of an In N Out 2x4 Animal Style burger (two mustard-grilled patties, four slices of American cheese, lettuce, tomato and “secret sauce”). It was a damn fine burger and a very good facsimile. I’ll miss this neighborhood option.

    Wilson’s Dogs
    1141 North Ashland Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60622


    Wilson’s Dogs has closed its original location, but its new location opened Monday at 1053 N. Ashland Ave. inside the Ashland Market. 1141 N. Ashland Ave.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/c ... story.html
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #144 - April 27th, 2019, 5:35 pm
    Post #144 - April 27th, 2019, 5:35 pm Post #144 - April 27th, 2019, 5:35 pm
    scottsol wrote:Leona’s on Sheridan is closed.
    This reported on Yelp and the location is no longer listed on the Leona’s web site.

    A once-revered local institution slowly and not so gracefully fades away. The Elston location looks sad and lonely and makes one wonder how much longer it will soldier on.
  • Post #145 - April 30th, 2019, 12:24 pm
    Post #145 - April 30th, 2019, 12:24 pm Post #145 - April 30th, 2019, 12:24 pm
    A new Shake Shack is nearing completion in Vernon Hills at the Melody Farm center. It's right on Route 60 just east of Milwaukee. Looks like it will be open by summer.
  • Post #146 - April 30th, 2019, 1:39 pm
    Post #146 - April 30th, 2019, 1:39 pm Post #146 - April 30th, 2019, 1:39 pm
    Ram4 wrote:A new Shake Shack is nearing completion in Vernon Hills at the Melody Farm center. It's right on Route 60 just east of Milwaukee. Looks like it will be open by summer.


    ...and may God have mercy on our souls (and the bellies of anyone unfortunate enough to eat there)
  • Post #147 - April 30th, 2019, 1:43 pm
    Post #147 - April 30th, 2019, 1:43 pm Post #147 - April 30th, 2019, 1:43 pm
    shakes wrote:
    Ram4 wrote:A new Shake Shack is nearing completion in Vernon Hills at the Melody Farm center. It's right on Route 60 just east of Milwaukee. Looks like it will be open by summer.


    ...and may God have mercy on our souls (and the bellies of anyone unfortunate enough to eat there)


    Great news. My office is up here and there aren't many decent options in the area.
  • Post #148 - April 30th, 2019, 3:09 pm
    Post #148 - April 30th, 2019, 3:09 pm Post #148 - April 30th, 2019, 3:09 pm
    WhyBeeSea wrote:
    shakes wrote:
    Ram4 wrote:A new Shake Shack is nearing completion in Vernon Hills at the Melody Farm center. It's right on Route 60 just east of Milwaukee. Looks like it will be open by summer.


    ...and may God have mercy on our souls (and the bellies of anyone unfortunate enough to eat there)


    Great news. My office is up here and there aren't many decent options in the area.
    :lol: One guy (ironically named 'shakes') says it's certain doom to eat at Shake Shack while the very next guy thinks it's great news that they are coming. I've had it a few times. Overpriced - for sure. But I'd go back. The burger is decent but the chicken sandwich was really good. Have mercy!
  • Post #149 - April 30th, 2019, 3:42 pm
    Post #149 - April 30th, 2019, 3:42 pm Post #149 - April 30th, 2019, 3:42 pm
    Hahaha. Yeah it's overpriced for sure but beats any other burger option in the area. That includes five guys and Kumas which just opened in that same shopping center
  • Post #150 - April 30th, 2019, 4:33 pm
    Post #150 - April 30th, 2019, 4:33 pm Post #150 - April 30th, 2019, 4:33 pm
    WhyBeeSea wrote:Hahaha. Yeah it's overpriced for sure but beats any other burger option in the area. That includes five guys and Kumas which just opened in that same shopping center

    If you're looking for a decent burger option with fresh cut fries in the area:
    Lucky Burger And Grill
    1408 Butterfield Rd.
    Mundelein, IL 60060
    https://luckyburgerandgrill.com/
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny

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