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  • Post #151 - June 8th, 2013, 1:08 pm
    Post #151 - June 8th, 2013, 1:08 pm Post #151 - June 8th, 2013, 1:08 pm
    Plum Market, Michigan-based Whole Foods-type outfit, scheduled to open a 27,000-sq. ft. branch at 1233 N. Wells later this month. Will have an Intelligentsia cafe, Takashi-branded sushi bar, etc. in addition to groceries/wine/drugstore stuff.
    fine words butter no parsnips
  • Post #152 - June 8th, 2013, 1:36 pm
    Post #152 - June 8th, 2013, 1:36 pm Post #152 - June 8th, 2013, 1:36 pm
    pudgym29 wrote:Every day that I ride the eastbound route #77 Belmont bus, I go past Sideline Grill at 4460 W. Belmont.
    (Mentioned here.)
    Unfortunately, it seems to have closed. It has not been open during daylight hours for (I believe) two weeks.


    I talked to the owner of Sideline last month-- he said that his lease was up and he was planning to close at the end of May, with an eye to opening elsewhere, possibly as a different venture. Too bad, Sideline was a real bright spot on that stretch of Belmont-- and would have been a great spot for lunch today. We're going to miss our post-camp Italian Ice stop too.

    Jen
  • Post #153 - June 8th, 2013, 2:09 pm
    Post #153 - June 8th, 2013, 2:09 pm Post #153 - June 8th, 2013, 2:09 pm
    Drover wrote:While we're at it, the taqueria across the street from Cantina Pasadita called Antojito opened and then closed before anyone here even noticed.

    And then just yesterday a new awning popped up reading "Patino's Grill Gourmet" advetising "Burgers, Hot Dogs, Beef's [sic], Taco's [sic]."

    Not open yet but here's the full info:

    Patino's Grill Gourmet
    2943 W Irving Park Rd
    773-463-7701
  • Post #154 - June 9th, 2013, 6:16 pm
    Post #154 - June 9th, 2013, 6:16 pm Post #154 - June 9th, 2013, 6:16 pm
    Nick's has opened in Wilmette. Family-friendly, at least in the early dinner hours when I was there, but open late. The food we had was quite good. A luscious potato-leek soup, meatball sandwich, fried risotto (much like arrancini) and a to-die-for warm double (or triple) chocolate brownie with Homer's mint chocolate chip ice cream. The chef moved over from Fuel, another Wilmette spot that pioneered sustainable and locally sourced ingredients. I think Nick's is trying to be somewhat locavore, and it showed in the soup and meatballs. Good wine and beer list. A very promising first visit.

    Nick's
    1168 Wilmette Ave
    Wilmette
    (847) 251-3262
    Daily 11-11
  • Post #155 - June 9th, 2013, 8:08 pm
    Post #155 - June 9th, 2013, 8:08 pm Post #155 - June 9th, 2013, 8:08 pm
    River Forest Grill on North ave just west of Harlem has finally closed. Windows are papered over and a large sign reads
    Coming Soon!
    North Ave. Grill
    Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
    Woody Allen
  • Post #156 - June 10th, 2013, 11:11 am
    Post #156 - June 10th, 2013, 11:11 am Post #156 - June 10th, 2013, 11:11 am
    Hoosier Mama Pies and Dollop Coffee plan to open a shop in the new AMLI building on Chicago Ave south of Main St. in Evanston:
    http://www.evanstonnow.com/story/busine ... coffee-too
  • Post #157 - June 10th, 2013, 2:39 pm
    Post #157 - June 10th, 2013, 2:39 pm Post #157 - June 10th, 2013, 2:39 pm
    Chuck's Darien location is open effective today. Public announcement via Facebook.
    "Fried chicken should unify us, as opposed to tearing us apart. " - Bomani Jones
  • Post #158 - June 10th, 2013, 4:41 pm
    Post #158 - June 10th, 2013, 4:41 pm Post #158 - June 10th, 2013, 4:41 pm
    N9NE will serve its last meal tonight:

    http://chicago.eater.com/archives/2013/ ... onight.php
  • Post #159 - June 11th, 2013, 3:00 am
    Post #159 - June 11th, 2013, 3:00 am Post #159 - June 11th, 2013, 3:00 am
    It's not really a "new" opening but I haven't seen it mentioned here yet, so here goes.

    Loyola's Asian Cuisine and Lounge opened back in March 2013. It's a very easy spot to miss because signage consists of a small-ish vinyl-type banner dangling from a storefront that otherwise looks neglected enough to say "nobody lives here." At any rate, it's a Filipino restaurant and lounge with late-night karaoke. People who dig both genuine Filipino cuisine and late-night Filipino karaoke lounges (apparently common in Filipino culture?) seem to give it their thumbs-up. Not being particularly versed in either, I'll defer to their judgment, and post contact details below so that LTHers can judge for themselves.

    Loyola's Asian Cuisine and Lounge
    3506 W Irving Park Rd
    (773) 267-1855
  • Post #160 - June 11th, 2013, 10:12 am
    Post #160 - June 11th, 2013, 10:12 am Post #160 - June 11th, 2013, 10:12 am
    A very worthwhile and welcome opening in Lincoln Square, Dorothy’s Can-Do Café. From their Facebook page:

    More than delicious food, Dorothy’s Can-Do Café nourishes the community. By supporting us you are supporting Gateway to Learning, a training center that helps individuals with intellectual disabilities reach their full potential and interact more fully with the community. All our food is made, packaged and sold by members of Gateway.


    Sounds like they are offering cookies and other baked goods now, maybe coffee too, and perhaps more down the road.

    Dorothy’s Can-Do Café
    4925 N. Lincoln Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60625-2609
    Hours: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Monday-Friday
    Phone: 773.784.3200 ext. 227
  • Post #161 - June 11th, 2013, 12:52 pm
    Post #161 - June 11th, 2013, 12:52 pm Post #161 - June 11th, 2013, 12:52 pm
    Now open at the Streets Of Woodfield, Hickory River Smokehouse.

    Link:

    http://www.hickoryriver.com/
  • Post #162 - June 11th, 2013, 11:48 pm
    Post #162 - June 11th, 2013, 11:48 pm Post #162 - June 11th, 2013, 11:48 pm
    More on Gallery Bar here set to open on June 20th.

    http://www.thrillist.com/eat/chicago/ri ... treet-food

    Gallery Bar
    738 N Clark St
    Floor 2
  • Post #163 - June 12th, 2013, 1:26 am
    Post #163 - June 12th, 2013, 1:26 am Post #163 - June 12th, 2013, 1:26 am
    Bacci has closed its South Loop location on Dearborn, at least for dine-in. The web page indicates it will still take delivery orders, but when you call you get routed to the Taylor Street location.
  • Post #164 - June 12th, 2013, 11:28 am
    Post #164 - June 12th, 2013, 11:28 am Post #164 - June 12th, 2013, 11:28 am
    Mott Street, the new project from the owners of Ruxbin, officially opens for business today.

    http://chicago.eater.com/archives/2013/ ... -close.php

    http://www.timeoutchicago.com/restauran ... s-tomorrow

    Mott Street
    1401 North Ashland
    Chicago, IL 60622
    312-200-0000
  • Post #165 - June 12th, 2013, 1:37 pm
    Post #165 - June 12th, 2013, 1:37 pm Post #165 - June 12th, 2013, 1:37 pm
    New hot dog/burger spot from owners of Wieners Circle and Red Hot Ranch (had no idea they were the same) @ old Dona Torta location on Ashland/Barry.

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130611 ... t-lakeview
    Last edited by 2Utah2 on June 12th, 2013, 1:53 pm, edited 2 times in total.
  • Post #166 - June 12th, 2013, 1:48 pm
    Post #166 - June 12th, 2013, 1:48 pm Post #166 - June 12th, 2013, 1:48 pm
    2Utah2 wrote:New hot dog/burger spot from owners of Weiner Circle and Red Hot Ranch (had no idea they were the same) @ old Dona Torta location on Ashland/Barry.

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130611 ... t-lakeview


    Very interesting...both the connection between GNR Red Hot Ranch and the Wiener(s???) Circle AND the ambition to offer In & Out style burgers. And all of this excitement just walking distance from my house. Looking forward to it!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #167 - June 12th, 2013, 2:19 pm
    Post #167 - June 12th, 2013, 2:19 pm Post #167 - June 12th, 2013, 2:19 pm
    boudreaulicious wrote:
    2Utah2 wrote:New hot dog/burger spot from owners of Weiner Circle and Red Hot Ranch (had no idea they were the same) @ old Dona Torta location on Ashland/Barry.

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130611 ... t-lakeview


    Very interesting...both the connection between GNR Red Hot Ranch and the Wiener(s???) Circle AND the ambition to offer In & Out style burgers. And all of this excitement just walking distance from my house. Looking forward to it!


    They are great guys. All three owners made a point of attending the GNR dinner at Manny's when RHR was awarded their plaque. I had a chance to visit with them and they were great Chicago characters. Although I already knew of the link between RHR and 35th St. Red Hots, I have to admit I was a little surprised when they told me they also owned Wiener's Circle.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #168 - June 12th, 2013, 3:45 pm
    Post #168 - June 12th, 2013, 3:45 pm Post #168 - June 12th, 2013, 3:45 pm
    Originally posted by kenji here smalls, the brick and mortar "BBQ smoke shack" from the Brown Bag Lunch Truck, is now looking to open on Tuesday June 18.

    4009 n. albany avenue
    chicago,il 60618
    312.857.4221
    http://www.smallschicago.com/

    Personally looking forward to the BBQ Bibimbop.
    Objects in mirror appear to be losing.
  • Post #169 - June 12th, 2013, 10:50 pm
    Post #169 - June 12th, 2013, 10:50 pm Post #169 - June 12th, 2013, 10:50 pm
    Red Hot Ranch opening at Ashland and Barry where the old Dona Torta used to be
    Check the link below

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130611 ... t-lakeview
    Last edited by jay2021 on June 13th, 2013, 4:12 pm, edited 2 times in total.
  • Post #170 - June 12th, 2013, 11:36 pm
    Post #170 - June 12th, 2013, 11:36 pm Post #170 - June 12th, 2013, 11:36 pm
    From someone who was devastated when Dona Torta caught on fire and unceremoniously left the neighborhood, this is promising news. Now I just need a new Torta place to take over the old Sweet Bean place on Diversey/Wolcott
  • Post #171 - June 13th, 2013, 12:01 pm
    Post #171 - June 13th, 2013, 12:01 pm Post #171 - June 13th, 2013, 12:01 pm
    Folks,

    We again pulled a string of posts that began with an erroneous report of a closing that hadn't actually happened. We cannot emphasize enough how critical it is to be absolutely certain about a closing before posting about it. It is completely irresponsible to post such information, as it can do immeasurable damage to a place.

    In case there is any confusion, again, here are our guidelines on posting about closures . . .

    Important Reminder:

    LTH,

    Please, do not post about a closing without making absolutely certain that your information is correct and accurate in every way.

    Please, do not post rumors of closings without linking to a credible, 3rd-party source that substantiates your report. (i.e. "Eater.com reports . . ." is ok)

    It's far more important to be accurate than early with your information. The best course of action may be to make a phone call to the establishment before posting anything. But whatever you do, make sure you are 100% correct before posting about a closing on this thread or any other in these forums.

    Thanks again,

    =R=
    for the moderators
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  • Post #172 - June 13th, 2013, 12:09 pm
    Post #172 - June 13th, 2013, 12:09 pm Post #172 - June 13th, 2013, 12:09 pm
    While I agree that the posts needed to be pulled, as someone who lives less than a mile from Mythos but didn't know anything about it, I really hope that those who chimed in about how great the place is will start a thread--sounds like a neighborhood spot that deserves some attention!!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #173 - June 13th, 2013, 12:39 pm
    Post #173 - June 13th, 2013, 12:39 pm Post #173 - June 13th, 2013, 12:39 pm
    boudreaulicious wrote:While I agree that the posts needed to be pulled, as someone who lives less than a mile from Mythos but didn't know anything about it, I really hope that those who chimed in about how great the place is will start a thread--sounds like a neighborhood spot that deserves some attention!!

    There is a Mythos thread:

    viewtopic.php?f=14&t=16612
    -Mary
  • Post #174 - June 13th, 2013, 5:05 pm
    Post #174 - June 13th, 2013, 5:05 pm Post #174 - June 13th, 2013, 5:05 pm
    I haven't tried it out yet, probably will next week. In the previous location of Pepino's and more recently Franco's across from the Castaways Bowling Alley. I stopped by there last Friday because I finally saw people in there. They do have an aquarium smoker, probably from the place on Sibley and Indiana that recently closed (M&S) as a guess. Website is not up yet.

    Image
  • Post #175 - June 14th, 2013, 12:21 pm
    Post #175 - June 14th, 2013, 12:21 pm Post #175 - June 14th, 2013, 12:21 pm
    It looks like Upton's new seitan manufacturing facility and attached vegan cafe are on track to open next month at Hoyne and Grand.

    http://www.uptonsnaturals.com/breakroom/

    Also read that they are planning for some vegan "fine dining" popup dinners.
  • Post #176 - June 16th, 2013, 6:12 pm
    Post #176 - June 16th, 2013, 6:12 pm Post #176 - June 16th, 2013, 6:12 pm
    For those who are out in the southwest.

    http://www.rqbarbecue.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/RQ-Barbe ... ref=stream

    Son and I had the opportunity to visit on their opening day but I'm going to give them another try before I post up.


    rqbarbecue
    643-645 Brook Forest Ave. (rt. 59)
    Shorewood, IL 60404
    815-725-2824
    It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice......that's what people will remember.
  • Post #177 - June 17th, 2013, 1:01 pm
    Post #177 - June 17th, 2013, 1:01 pm Post #177 - June 17th, 2013, 1:01 pm
    For the few Ricobene's lovers here (me included) according to their website and Facebook page they have closed their South Pulaski and Orland Hills locations . Only the original on 26st and a newer store in Bolingbrook remain open.

    https://www.facebook.com/Ricobenes

    http://www.ricobenespizza.com/#!locations
    Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Spaghetti and Meatballs! (Beauregard Burnside III)
  • Post #178 - June 17th, 2013, 9:09 pm
    Post #178 - June 17th, 2013, 9:09 pm Post #178 - June 17th, 2013, 9:09 pm
    LPython wrote:Also, Chez Simo Bistro is moving into the former Cinnamon Cafe space at 1968 W. Lawrence Ave. It has an underdeveloped website that promises "authentic French cuisine." Lincoln Square Patch has an article with not much more info.

    I passed by there this evening and it's finally open.
  • Post #179 - June 18th, 2013, 11:35 am
    Post #179 - June 18th, 2013, 11:35 am Post #179 - June 18th, 2013, 11:35 am
    I didn't realize that LM is now in the old Elate spot. That's a shame, I really dug Elate.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
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  • Post #180 - June 18th, 2013, 2:05 pm
    Post #180 - June 18th, 2013, 2:05 pm Post #180 - June 18th, 2013, 2:05 pm
    Per Naf Naf's Facebook page, they're opening a Libertyville location in early 2014.
    "things like being careful with your coriander/ that's what makes the gravy grander" - Sondheim

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