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  • Post #181 - June 19th, 2013, 5:26 am
    Post #181 - June 19th, 2013, 5:26 am Post #181 - June 19th, 2013, 5:26 am
    grits wrote:Per Naf Naf's Facebook page, they're opening a Libertyville location in early 2014.

    Actually, I believe it is Lincolnshire...
  • Post #182 - June 19th, 2013, 9:28 am
    Post #182 - June 19th, 2013, 9:28 am Post #182 - June 19th, 2013, 9:28 am
    Wilde & Green (Skokie) bites the dust.

    http://skokie.patch.com/groups/business ... cks-2-post
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  • Post #183 - June 19th, 2013, 11:16 am
    Post #183 - June 19th, 2013, 11:16 am Post #183 - June 19th, 2013, 11:16 am
    Tuscany Cafe at Clark and Wacker is gone.
  • Post #184 - June 19th, 2013, 12:02 pm
    Post #184 - June 19th, 2013, 12:02 pm Post #184 - June 19th, 2013, 12:02 pm
    cito wrote:Wilde & Green (Skokie) bites the dust.

    http://skokie.patch.com/groups/business ... cks-2-post


    Ate there twice and the just-okay rooftop setting was easily their best feature. And it was just okay.
  • Post #185 - June 19th, 2013, 2:02 pm
    Post #185 - June 19th, 2013, 2:02 pm Post #185 - June 19th, 2013, 2:02 pm
    Hi- It does not surprise me that Wilde and Greene closed. I went in the place a few times, and it was major expensive, and I never saw them doing lots of business. I wonder if they are going to convert it back to a food court similar to what they had before with the McDonald's etc.? The old food court I actually eat in occasionally when it was there.
  • Post #186 - June 19th, 2013, 2:32 pm
    Post #186 - June 19th, 2013, 2:32 pm Post #186 - June 19th, 2013, 2:32 pm
    Not sure if already reported, but tried to go to Curried on Wells St. yesterday, all papered up with sign to lease.
  • Post #187 - June 19th, 2013, 5:41 pm
    Post #187 - June 19th, 2013, 5:41 pm Post #187 - June 19th, 2013, 5:41 pm
    milz50 wrote:
    grits wrote:Per Naf Naf's Facebook page, they're opening a Libertyville location in early 2014.

    Actually, I believe it is Lincolnshire...
    You're right. The new Naf Naf Grill will be in Lincolnshire. Getting it confused with the new Trader Joe's coming to Libertyville.
    "things like being careful with your coriander/ that's what makes the gravy grander" - Sondheim
  • Post #188 - June 19th, 2013, 6:13 pm
    Post #188 - June 19th, 2013, 6:13 pm Post #188 - June 19th, 2013, 6:13 pm
    boshow48111 wrote:Not sure if already reported, but tried to go to Curried on Wells St. yesterday, all papered up with sign to lease.


    on there fb page:
    With a very heavy heart, we are announcing the closing down of Curried restaurant at Wells street due to some very critical financial challenges. We thank each one of you for your support over these years. We have put up the location for sale and hope that a new restaurant will open up soon to serve you all.
    -Curried Team

    https://www.facebook.com/GetCurriedAway
  • Post #189 - June 20th, 2013, 11:07 am
    Post #189 - June 20th, 2013, 11:07 am Post #189 - June 20th, 2013, 11:07 am
    Eater Chicago reports that Socca is closing.
  • Post #190 - June 20th, 2013, 2:43 pm
    Post #190 - June 20th, 2013, 2:43 pm Post #190 - June 20th, 2013, 2:43 pm
    Drover wrote:As I drove up Elston this evening I immediately noticed the 24/7 diner Two-Way Grill occupying the northwest corner of Elston and Pulaski was darkened. A hand-written sign on the door says "CLOSED -- Thank you for your patronage." Other signs of its hasty closing are all the furniture, equipment, signage, et cetera, are untouched. I don't know if it's going to trade hands and re-open or if they just decided to shut the lights off and lock the door and call it quits in the middle of a shift or what.


    Rejoice, Two-Way lovers! I drove by today and there is a fresh sign in the window saying "Reopening Soon Under New Management".
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #191 - June 20th, 2013, 5:22 pm
    Post #191 - June 20th, 2013, 5:22 pm Post #191 - June 20th, 2013, 5:22 pm
    stevez wrote:Rejoice, Two-Way lovers! I drove by today and there is a fresh sign in the window saying "Reopening Soon Under New Management".


    That's some good news, Steve. When the For Sale sign went up on the building a few months ago, I got nervous; when the sign came down and the lights went off, I got somewhat despondent. I figured a real estate agent, branch bank, or pet homeopathy clinic would be moving in shortly. Glad that the new owners didn't decide to put in a different business. I'll remain cautiously optimistic until I see how the New Management manages. Here's hoping they re-hire the Old Cook and the Old Staff, who were key to the excellence of the "Old" Two-Way Grill.
    JiLS
  • Post #192 - June 20th, 2013, 9:28 pm
    Post #192 - June 20th, 2013, 9:28 pm Post #192 - June 20th, 2013, 9:28 pm
    I drove by the Bunny Hutch in Lincolnwood and something serious is going on.
    They're working on the outside of the building and it looks really great.
    Whoever took over the spot is giving the place a much needed facelift !!!
    Last edited by jay2021 on June 20th, 2013, 10:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #193 - June 20th, 2013, 9:37 pm
    Post #193 - June 20th, 2013, 9:37 pm Post #193 - June 20th, 2013, 9:37 pm
    Walked by Fiorenza in Forest Park this morning and noticed the front gate padlocked and a couple No Trespassing by order of the Sheriff of Cook County signs on the door

    Since I need a professional media publication to verify such a claim, here you go, but I only have one source.

    http://mobile.forestparkreview.com/News ... d-dispute/
  • Post #194 - June 20th, 2013, 9:43 pm
    Post #194 - June 20th, 2013, 9:43 pm Post #194 - June 20th, 2013, 9:43 pm
    TCK wrote:Walked by Fiorenza in Forest Park this morning and noticed the front gate padlocked and a couple No Trespassing by order of the Sheriff of Cook County signs on the door

    Since I need a professional media publication to verify such a claim, here you go, but I only have one source.

    http://mobile.forestparkreview.com/News ... d-dispute/

    Thank you for doing it right! It is appreciated.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #195 - June 20th, 2013, 10:00 pm
    Post #195 - June 20th, 2013, 10:00 pm Post #195 - June 20th, 2013, 10:00 pm
    jay2021 wrote:I drove by the Bunny Hutch in Lincolnwood and something serious is going on.
    They're working on the outside of the building and it looks really great.
    Whoever took over the spot is doing a really giving the place a facelift !!!


    Whenever I see something written about the Bunny Hutch, I always have a little gigglesnort. That HarryV post is something that will live in my memory forever.
  • Post #196 - June 21st, 2013, 6:26 am
    Post #196 - June 21st, 2013, 6:26 am Post #196 - June 21st, 2013, 6:26 am
    It will be the red hot ranch "at the bunny hutch"
  • Post #197 - June 21st, 2013, 6:31 am
    Post #197 - June 21st, 2013, 6:31 am Post #197 - June 21st, 2013, 6:31 am
    bnl wrote:It will be the red hot ranch "at the bunny hutch"


    That would be one of the most dramatic turnarounds in restaurant history, should that turn out to be the case.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #198 - June 21st, 2013, 8:27 am
    Post #198 - June 21st, 2013, 8:27 am Post #198 - June 21st, 2013, 8:27 am
    jay2021 wrote:I drove by the Bunny Hutch in Lincolnwood and something serious is going on.
    They're working on the outside of the building and it looks really great.
    Whoever took over the spot is giving the place a much needed facelift !!!


    Reserving judgment til it's done, but I'm dubious. There was something comforting about it still being open (and in dire need of at least a powerwashing) even though I haven't stepped inside in over a decade (and I'm a few minutes away). Unless the food becomes amazing I think a facelift is a mistake.
  • Post #199 - June 21st, 2013, 9:05 am
    Post #199 - June 21st, 2013, 9:05 am Post #199 - June 21st, 2013, 9:05 am
    spinynorman99 wrote:
    jay2021 wrote:I drove by the Bunny Hutch in Lincolnwood and something serious is going on.
    They're working on the outside of the building and it looks really great.
    Whoever took over the spot is giving the place a much needed facelift !!!


    Reserving judgment til it's done, but I'm dubious. There was something comforting about it still being open (and in dire need of at least a powerwashing) even though I haven't stepped inside in over a decade (and I'm a few minutes away). Unless the food becomes amazing I think a facelift is a mistake.


    I believe it will have the same food as the one on Western, (Same dogs/fried shrimp) but will also have the griddle style burger they are putting on the menu for the new one on Ashland/Barry.
  • Post #200 - June 21st, 2013, 9:21 am
    Post #200 - June 21st, 2013, 9:21 am Post #200 - June 21st, 2013, 9:21 am
    I'm confused. Is Red Hot Ranch taking over Bunny Hutch?
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  • Post #201 - June 21st, 2013, 11:02 am
    Post #201 - June 21st, 2013, 11:02 am Post #201 - June 21st, 2013, 11:02 am
    Pie Lady wrote:I'm confused. Is Red Hot Ranch taking over Bunny Hutch?

    Yes
  • Post #202 - June 21st, 2013, 11:23 am
    Post #202 - June 21st, 2013, 11:23 am Post #202 - June 21st, 2013, 11:23 am
    New Asian restaurant "8000 Miles" opened this week in Roselle, from the folks behind TL’s Four Seasons restaurant in downtown Bartlett and PL8 restaurant in Barrington.
    http://8000milesrestaurant.com/
  • Post #203 - June 21st, 2013, 11:47 am
    Post #203 - June 21st, 2013, 11:47 am Post #203 - June 21st, 2013, 11:47 am
    bhroselle wrote:New Asian restaurant "8000 Miles" opened this week in Roselle, from the folks behind TL’s Four Seasons restaurant in downtown Bartlett and PL8 restaurant in Barrington.
    http://8000milesrestaurant.com/

    I'm pretty sure then Ben Li, former co-owner of now-shuttered Double Li, is also involved in this restaurant.

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  • Post #204 - June 21st, 2013, 11:48 am
    Post #204 - June 21st, 2013, 11:48 am Post #204 - June 21st, 2013, 11:48 am
    bhroselle wrote:New Asian restaurant "8000 Miles" opened this week in Roselle, from the folks behind TL’s Four Seasons restaurant in downtown Bartlett and PL8 restaurant in Barrington.

    More importantly, to me at least, is that two of the partners—Ben Li and Wan Cai Li—were formerly known as Double Li. I've never been so excited about the opening of an Asian fusion restaurant in a suburb I never set foot in.
  • Post #205 - June 21st, 2013, 12:35 pm
    Post #205 - June 21st, 2013, 12:35 pm Post #205 - June 21st, 2013, 12:35 pm
    bnl wrote:
    Pie Lady wrote:I'm confused. Is Red Hot Ranch taking over Bunny Hutch?

    Yes


    What is your source for this? They have publicized that they're opening in the old Dona Torta space on Ashland and Barry but this is the first that I've seen anything about the Bunny Hutch. Do tell :) !!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #206 - June 21st, 2013, 12:53 pm
    Post #206 - June 21st, 2013, 12:53 pm Post #206 - June 21st, 2013, 12:53 pm
    Sharona wrote:
    jay2021 wrote:I drove by the Bunny Hutch in Lincolnwood and something serious is going on.
    They're working on the outside of the building and it looks really great.
    Whoever took over the spot is doing a really giving the place a facelift !!!


    Whenever I see something written about the Bunny Hutch, I always have a little gigglesnort. That HarryV post is something that will live in my memory forever.


    Fot the curious among you:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/111273
    at least I assume that's it.
  • Post #207 - June 21st, 2013, 1:16 pm
    Post #207 - June 21st, 2013, 1:16 pm Post #207 - June 21st, 2013, 1:16 pm
    boudreaulicious wrote:
    bnl wrote:
    Pie Lady wrote:I'm confused. Is Red Hot Ranch taking over Bunny Hutch?

    Yes


    What is your source for this? They have publicized that they're opening in the old Dona Torta space on Ashland and Barry but this is the first that I've seen anything about the Bunny Hutch. Do tell :) !!


    Owner is a relative of mine. It should be opened in about 2 weeks. The food will be the same as the other locations, same suppliers, same cooking methods, no shortcuts.
  • Post #208 - June 21st, 2013, 1:19 pm
    Post #208 - June 21st, 2013, 1:19 pm Post #208 - June 21st, 2013, 1:19 pm
    Very cool--thanks for the intel! Are they renovating the mini-golf as well?
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #209 - June 21st, 2013, 1:32 pm
    Post #209 - June 21st, 2013, 1:32 pm Post #209 - June 21st, 2013, 1:32 pm
    zoid wrote:Fot the curious among you:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/111273
    at least I assume that's it.


    Yep. That's it.
    JiLS
  • Post #210 - June 21st, 2013, 2:26 pm
    Post #210 - June 21st, 2013, 2:26 pm Post #210 - June 21st, 2013, 2:26 pm
    boudreaulicious wrote:
    What is your source for this? They have publicized that they're opening in the old Dona Torta space on Ashland and Barry but this is the first that I've seen anything about the Bunny Hutch. Do tell :) !!



    I have independently confirmed this from two sources, although the projected opening date has ranged from "next week for sure" to "it might take up to a month". Either way, this is the best hot dog/shrimp news to hit my neighborhood in many years.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven

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