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  • Post #121 - May 17th, 2022, 8:57 am
    Post #121 - May 17th, 2022, 8:57 am Post #121 - May 17th, 2022, 8:57 am
    A Lakeview restaurant focusing on new American cuisine is expanding to the Northwest Side. Bluebird is taking over the restaurant and patio space at 3938 N. Central Ave., which formerly housed Cochinita Taco Co.

    https://blockclubchicago.org/2022/05/17 ... tage-park/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #122 - May 17th, 2022, 9:16 am
    Post #122 - May 17th, 2022, 9:16 am Post #122 - May 17th, 2022, 9:16 am
    polster wrote:A new coffee shop has opened in downtown Skokie by the name Complimentary Cafe

    Complimentary Cafe
    4933 Oakton St.
    Skokie, IL 60077
    https://complimentaryc.com/

    Tribune Article on Complimentary Cafe
    https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ ... story.html

    Is everything there free? :twisted:
  • Post #123 - May 17th, 2022, 10:55 am
    Post #123 - May 17th, 2022, 10:55 am Post #123 - May 17th, 2022, 10:55 am
    nsxtasy wrote:Is everything there free? :twisted:


    The compliments are definitely FREE! :)
  • Post #124 - May 17th, 2022, 5:02 pm
    Post #124 - May 17th, 2022, 5:02 pm Post #124 - May 17th, 2022, 5:02 pm
    Melt N Dip Crepe & Gelato opened in the former Naf Naf location on Touhy in Niles in the same strip mall as Fresh Farms.

    Melt N Dip
    5716 W Touhy Ave,
    Niles, IL 60714
    https://www.meltndip.com/
    https://scanit.menu/meltndipil?s=ws
  • Post #125 - May 18th, 2022, 10:33 am
    Post #125 - May 18th, 2022, 10:33 am Post #125 - May 18th, 2022, 10:33 am
    1) Something is cooking at the former Dickens Street Public House and Four Farthings Tavern & Grill in Lincoln Park via building permit. The owner of permit is DeNucci's which I can trace back to Ballyhoo Hospitality. They run Gemini (across the street), Andros Taverna, Coda di Volpe, etc. I'm just going to guess it'll be an Italian concept, but we'll see.

    Coming soon?
    DeNucci's
    2060 N Cleveland Ave (Cleveland, Dickens & Lincoln)

    2) It appears that Egg Harbor Cafe may be opening up their 2nd city location, this time in River North. The other location is in Streeterville and all the other locations are in the suburbs. This is via building permit from the other day.

    Coming soon?
    Egg Harbor Cafe
    800 N Wells St (Wells & Chicago)

    3) Hello Jasmine's Lincoln Square store is opening on June 15 according to the Google profile for it. This is a Taiwanese eatery that also has bubble tea and a few other locations in the city (Chinatown and Lincoln Park)

    Opening June 15
    Hello Jasmine
    4605 N Lincoln Ave
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #126 - May 18th, 2022, 7:22 pm
    Post #126 - May 18th, 2022, 7:22 pm Post #126 - May 18th, 2022, 7:22 pm
    A restaurant/eatery/etc called Casa Tequila is coming to Division St in Wicker Park. Permits filed with the owner of Casa Tequila Chicago LLC registered to an entity in Williamston, MI and owner of Los Tres Amigos which has nearly 15 locations in Michigan.

    Stay tuned..

    Coming soon
    Casa Tequila
    1949 W Division St
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #127 - May 18th, 2022, 8:05 pm
    Post #127 - May 18th, 2022, 8:05 pm Post #127 - May 18th, 2022, 8:05 pm
    XO Marshmallow is moving to Lincoln Park from Rogers Park. New address will be 2730 N Clark right south of Diversey.
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #128 - May 19th, 2022, 3:54 pm
    Post #128 - May 19th, 2022, 3:54 pm Post #128 - May 19th, 2022, 3:54 pm
    Cross post from Pannenkoeken thread.
    Walking down Western Avenue this afternoon I noticed that the windows were papered over. Checking further, both Google and Yelp show as permanently closed, Facebook page says closed for all hours and website is gone.


    Famous Dutch Pancake Huis (formerly 'Pannenkoeken Cafe')
    4757 N. Western
    Chicago 60625
  • Post #129 - May 20th, 2022, 7:03 am
    Post #129 - May 20th, 2022, 7:03 am Post #129 - May 20th, 2022, 7:03 am
    Maillard Tavern, the burger joint that Piccolo Sogno co-owners Tony Priolo and Ciro Longobardo opened in 2017, will be closing at the end of the month, Priolo says. The restaurant is another casualty of the two-years-and-counting pandemic; its last day of service will be next Saturday, May 28.

    https://chicago.eater.com/2022/5/19/231 ... longobardo
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #130 - May 20th, 2022, 10:27 am
    Post #130 - May 20th, 2022, 10:27 am Post #130 - May 20th, 2022, 10:27 am
    Le Colonial opening Lake Forest location

    https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaur ... t-location
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #131 - May 20th, 2022, 9:03 pm
    Post #131 - May 20th, 2022, 9:03 pm Post #131 - May 20th, 2022, 9:03 pm
    Some news via Food Inspection data regarding openings in the city.

    1) Moonbowls, a Korean bowl concept from CA that has a few virtual kitchen locations in Chicago appears to be opening up a brick and mortar store in Lincoln Park.

    Coming soon..
    Moonbowls
    2464 N Clark St

    2) Taipei Cafe, the Cantonese cafe/eatery in Bridgeport, appears to be opening another store in Lakeview in the former home of Okashi.

    Coming soon...
    Taipei Cafe
    820 W Belmont Ave

    3) SUGOi Sweets, a chocolate artisan from Naperville who sells their product at MCA appears to be opening a shop in West Town.

    Coming soon...
    SUGOi Sweets
    937 N Ashland

    4) Brown Bag Seafood is taking over the former Wow Bao in the Gold Coast. It is also listed on their website as coming soon. They're also opening up one in Naperville

    https://www.brownbagseafood.com/locations/

    Coming soon..
    Brown Bag Seafood
    1 W Division St

    Also coming soon to 1023 S Washington St in Naperville.
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #132 - May 21st, 2022, 10:06 am
    Post #132 - May 21st, 2022, 10:06 am Post #132 - May 21st, 2022, 10:06 am
    The owner of Chicago Ramen in Des Plaines is soft opening Chicago Sushi soon. According to the promo Square email, all items are 20% off during the soft opening (5/23-6/20).

    Chicago Sushi
    574 E. Oakton St.
    Des Plaines, IL 60018
  • Post #133 - May 21st, 2022, 10:31 am
    Post #133 - May 21st, 2022, 10:31 am Post #133 - May 21st, 2022, 10:31 am
    There's been a sign up for Chicago Sushi for quite awhile now; months, maybe even a year or more. I've never investigated to see if they're actually open. Maybe he bought the place and delayed opening during the pandemic.

    Or, maybe somebody opened the joint trying to cash in on the success of Chicago Ramen, and now he's buying them out?

    I guess we'll know on 5/23.

    Buddy
  • Post #134 - May 22nd, 2022, 11:14 am
    Post #134 - May 22nd, 2022, 11:14 am Post #134 - May 22nd, 2022, 11:14 am
    1) An ice cream shop named CRMD is opening in Lakeview East on Broadway in the home of the former Johnson's Ice Cream. Windows are papered with this.

    This is a shop based in Columbus, OH and owned by a husband/wife who focus more on Asian directed things like Matcha ice cream or Vietnamese coffee ice cream. But also more traditional flavors. They'll have bubble waffles there but also various ice cream flavors where you can also put cereal on or mixed in them.

    Coming soon
    CRMD
    2951 N Broadway
    https://www.getcrmd.com/flavors

    2) Kyo Matcha is open in Chinatown. This is a mainly DC area centric dessert shop focusing on Matcha via ice cream, crepe cakes, matcha tofu, drinks, etc. They also have some cheesecake, mochi ice cream, etc. They're planning to open in Boston soon as well.

    Now open
    Kyo Matcha
    2167 S China Pl (Chinatown Square)
    Open Sunday - Thursday 11:30am - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday 11:30am - 10:30 pm

    https://www.kyotomatcha.us/menu-1

    3) La Borra Cafe no longer has signage/paper up for their Lakeview East location at 2941 N Broadway. Generic for lease signs from one of the big companies is back up. I've been wondering about this - there's another one still with signage at Lincoln/Racine/Diversey that seems to be going nowhere.

    It does look like their Gold Coast location (10 E Delaware) did open sometime in the fall. Hopefully the Lakeview ones can actually open up..
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #135 - May 25th, 2022, 9:42 am
    Post #135 - May 25th, 2022, 9:42 am Post #135 - May 25th, 2022, 9:42 am
    Savanna Restaurant, a breakfast spot that already has locations in West Ridge and North Center, will be opening a third outpost in the former Nookie’s Tree at 3334 N. Halsted Street

    https://chicago.eater.com/2022/3/22/229 ... ttractions
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #136 - May 27th, 2022, 10:20 am
    Post #136 - May 27th, 2022, 10:20 am Post #136 - May 27th, 2022, 10:20 am
    Tak Korean Bistro & Karaoke is opening this summer in South Loop. This is according to a liquor license application for them and their website and IG states it. I believe this was the site of another short lived Korean lounge and karaoke place.

    Looks like it may have sushi as well as an 8 course sushi omakase for $120, drinks, etc.

    Opening this summer
    TAK Korean Bistro & Karaoke
    1132 S Wabash Ave, Floor 2

    https://instagram.com/tak.chicago
    http://www.takbistro.com
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #137 - June 1st, 2022, 7:12 pm
    Post #137 - June 1st, 2022, 7:12 pm Post #137 - June 1st, 2022, 7:12 pm
    Unimart, 5845 N. Clark St., has not only closed but the building is being demolished.
  • Post #138 - June 2nd, 2022, 6:03 am
    Post #138 - June 2nd, 2022, 6:03 am Post #138 - June 2nd, 2022, 6:03 am
    Publican Quality Bread
    1759 W. Grand Ave.
    Opens June 6.
    https://chicago.eater.com/2022/6/1/2314 ... -west-town
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #139 - June 2nd, 2022, 2:47 pm
    Post #139 - June 2nd, 2022, 2:47 pm Post #139 - June 2nd, 2022, 2:47 pm
    RealGood Stuff Co. is bringing its locally sourced food, juices and smoothies to the fast-growing Fulton Market.

    The 2,500-square-foot storefront at 333 N. Green St. opened in May.
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #140 - June 2nd, 2022, 4:18 pm
    Post #140 - June 2nd, 2022, 4:18 pm Post #140 - June 2nd, 2022, 4:18 pm
    There's a new cocktail lounge/bar in Chinatown - a speakeasy inside of Moon Palace. They serve some food in there too like a fried pork tonkotsu and mapo tofu fries.

    216 W Cermak - inside of Moon Palace
    Open Wednesdays and Sundays 5pm - 1am, Thurs - Sat 5pm - 2am. Closed Monday and Tuesday

    https://www.ninebarchicago.com/menus
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #141 - June 3rd, 2022, 8:31 am
    Post #141 - June 3rd, 2022, 8:31 am Post #141 - June 3rd, 2022, 8:31 am
    Beatrix is opening a new location at 155 N. Wacker Dr.
    https://blockclubchicago.org/2022/06/02 ... ppy-hours/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #142 - June 4th, 2022, 6:30 am
    Post #142 - June 4th, 2022, 6:30 am Post #142 - June 4th, 2022, 6:30 am
    marothisu wrote:
    2) Taipei Cafe, the Cantonese cafe/eatery in Bridgeport, appears to be opening another store in Lakeview in the former home of Okashi.

    Coming soon...
    Taipei Cafe
    820 W Belmont Ave


    Business license was issued yesterday and their website has this location up now. They should be opening soon.

    They may also be opening a 3rd location in South Loop a little south of Roosevelt on Michigan. There was a permit issued with the owner address of the Bridgeport location. Not on their website yet though and need to confirm.
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #143 - June 7th, 2022, 9:52 pm
    Post #143 - June 7th, 2022, 9:52 pm Post #143 - June 7th, 2022, 9:52 pm
    Emmit’s Irish Pub is closing at the end of the month.
    https://blockclubchicago.org/2022/06/03 ... iver-west/
  • Post #144 - June 9th, 2022, 11:20 am
    Post #144 - June 9th, 2022, 11:20 am Post #144 - June 9th, 2022, 11:20 am
    Block Club Chicago reports Golden Nugget Pancake House Closes In Old Irving Park After 52 Years
    Golden Nugget, 4229 W. Irving Park Road, was once one of the chain’s 24-hour spots, long popular with the breakfast and late-night crowds, neighbors said. It first opened in 1970.

    But the hours changed to 6 a.m.-10 p.m. about five years ago, and business hasn’t returned to pre-pandemic levels, owner Cathy Guzman said. She also said the restaurant only employed about five people, and she had trouble finding new workers.

    Guzman closed the location Sunday and is looking to lease the space to someone else, she said.


    Remaining locations:
    Golden Nugget Pancake House opened in 1966 and has four remaining locations at 2406 W. Diversey Ave., 3959 W. Diversey Ave., 3001 N. Central Ave. and 1765 W. Lawrence Ave.
  • Post #145 - June 12th, 2022, 5:20 pm
    Post #145 - June 12th, 2022, 5:20 pm Post #145 - June 12th, 2022, 5:20 pm
    marothisu wrote:Some news via Food Inspection data regarding openings in the city.

    1) Moonbowls, a Korean bowl concept from CA that has a few virtual kitchen locations in Chicago appears to be opening up a brick and mortar store in Lincoln Park.

    Coming soon..
    Moonbowls
    2464 N Clark St



    Now open - walked by a few hours ago. Also on their website now as a location you can order from.
    2019 Chicago Food Business License Issuances Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AGfUU ... sp=sharing
  • Post #146 - June 13th, 2022, 6:48 am
    Post #146 - June 13th, 2022, 6:48 am Post #146 - June 13th, 2022, 6:48 am
    BuddyRoadhouse wrote:There's been a sign up for Chicago Sushi for quite awhile now; months, maybe even a year or more. I've never investigated to see if they're actually open. Maybe he bought the place and delayed opening during the pandemic.

    Or, maybe somebody opened the joint trying to cash in on the success of Chicago Ramen, and now he's buying them out?

    I guess we'll know on 5/23.

    Buddy

    Chicago Sushi, 574 E. Oakton St., will have its grand opening June 20.

    https://www.dailyherald.com/news/202206 ... cid=search
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #147 - June 13th, 2022, 11:41 am
    Post #147 - June 13th, 2022, 11:41 am Post #147 - June 13th, 2022, 11:41 am
    And there ya go. Every once in a while, when you assume, you don't make an ass out of u and me.

    Buddy
  • Post #148 - June 13th, 2022, 7:08 pm
    Post #148 - June 13th, 2022, 7:08 pm Post #148 - June 13th, 2022, 7:08 pm
    Pub Royale will be closing its doors for good on Saturday, June 25th.
    As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Pub Royale will be closing its doors for good on Saturday, June 25th.

    This announcement is extremely bittersweet for us. While we sad to say goodbye, we’re also immensely proud of what we’ve accomplished over the past seven years.

    The next two weeks will filled with classic pub items, the return of some old favorites, and probably more Dressed Hamm’s than we can count. So swing by, get your Royale with Cheese Fix and show our AMAZING staff some serious lovin’.

    Thank you to all the guests and staff who have been a part of our journey. We couldn’t have done it without you.

    Love always + forever,
    Pub

    https://www.facebook.com/pubroyalechicago/
  • Post #149 - June 14th, 2022, 3:32 am
    Post #149 - June 14th, 2022, 3:32 am Post #149 - June 14th, 2022, 3:32 am
    RockyDennis wrote:Bonefish in Skokie is no more.

    Will surely miss happy hour food & drink specials.
    Edwardo’s & now Bonefish in the same plaza.

    RIP

    Was a huge Edwardo's fan -- even had them cater our wedding rehearsal dinner. So sad to see a once-great empire trimmed back to two remaining locations.
  • Post #150 - June 14th, 2022, 3:44 am
    Post #150 - June 14th, 2022, 3:44 am Post #150 - June 14th, 2022, 3:44 am
    bw77 wrote:An Eggholic is going in next to Patel Brothers on Golf Road:

    https://www.theeggholic.com/

    I thought that place had been there for years. Or are there now two Patel Brothers on Golf Road with Eggholics next to them?

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