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  • Post #151 - March 25th, 2018, 9:47 pm
    Post #151 - March 25th, 2018, 9:47 pm Post #151 - March 25th, 2018, 9:47 pm
    Ram4 wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:La Rosa Pizzeria in Vernon Hills has closed. At one time, this spot had direct lineage to the La Rosa on Dempster in Skokie. Source of the closing information - Esteemed Member of the LTHNLG - jnm123.
    I never really cared for their pizza, oh well. I bet Lincolnshire would love to tear down those tired old strip malls on Milwaukee and 22 one of which La Rosa was in and have new structures put up. Maybe this was planned by the village?


    Despite the term 'esteemed' being thrown around quite liberally these days, a stone's throw south from the now-defunct LaRosa is Bonta Pizzeria, real Napolitan-style, plus fabulous soups, salads and sandwiches. Worthy of some LTH love, maybe a GNR one day. LTH North Lunch Group met there once last year and enjoyed it thoroughly.
  • Post #152 - March 25th, 2018, 10:44 pm
    Post #152 - March 25th, 2018, 10:44 pm Post #152 - March 25th, 2018, 10:44 pm
    The Sizzling Pot King serving what looks like pretty authentic Chinese (mostly Sichuan) food in West Loop near the new H-Mart is open now, at least soft open. Their speciality is dry pot (aka Ma La Xiang Guo) and have a few locations in the Bay Area, San Diego, and Seattle. Their first outside the West Coast.

    Sizzling Pot King
    769 W Jackson Blvd
    (312) 291-9053
    http://sizzling-pot-king.business.site/

    Open 11am - 10pm Monday thru Friday and 10:30am - 10:30pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Post #153 - March 26th, 2018, 12:47 pm
    Post #153 - March 26th, 2018, 12:47 pm Post #153 - March 26th, 2018, 12:47 pm
    Dunlay's on the Square in Logan Square has closed.

    https://chicago.eater.com/2018/3/26/171 ... aurant-bar
  • Post #154 - March 30th, 2018, 6:42 am
    Post #154 - March 30th, 2018, 6:42 am Post #154 - March 30th, 2018, 6:42 am
    Apparently Stanley's Kitchen and Tap at 1970 N. Lincoln will be closing their doors April 1st...

    https://chicago.eater.com/2018/3/29/171 ... rk-closing

    I've been a regular there for years, definitely a loss for the neighborhood.
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  • Post #155 - March 30th, 2018, 1:24 pm
    Post #155 - March 30th, 2018, 1:24 pm Post #155 - March 30th, 2018, 1:24 pm
    Coogles wrote:Apparently Stanley's Kitchen and Tap at 1970 N. Lincoln will be closing their doors April 1st...

    https://chicago.eater.com/2018/3/29/171 ... rk-closing

    I've been a regular there for years, definitely a loss for the neighborhood.
    The only place around Chicago that I know of that had a real country pan fried steak (light crust) as opposed to the chicken (deep) fried steak (thick fried chicken-like crust) that is more typical in Texas and Oklahoma, plus Stanley's had a cream gravy without sausage (also more authentic). A solid rendition that will be missed by me.
  • Post #156 - March 30th, 2018, 1:59 pm
    Post #156 - March 30th, 2018, 1:59 pm Post #156 - March 30th, 2018, 1:59 pm
    Ram4 wrote:The only place around Chicago that I know of that had a real country pan fried steak (light crust) as opposed to the chicken (deep) fried steak (thick fried chicken-like crust) that is more typical in Texas and Oklahoma, plus Stanley's had a cream gravy without sausage (also more authentic). A solid rendition that will be missed by me.


    Wishbone on Washington (don't know about the Lincoln Ave. location) serves that type of Chicken (country) fried steak, when they have it as a special. I think it used to be Wednesdays, but I moved my office away from there over 10 years ago, so things might have changed. Call ahead for CFS special day.

    Wishbone
    1001 W Washington Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60607
    (312) 850-2663
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #157 - March 30th, 2018, 2:54 pm
    Post #157 - March 30th, 2018, 2:54 pm Post #157 - March 30th, 2018, 2:54 pm
    There are a couple signs on the old Mr. B's bbq in Northcenter (4160 N Lincoln Ave) that state a new place called, Square Biscuits. No other info seems to be available.
  • Post #158 - March 30th, 2018, 5:57 pm
    Post #158 - March 30th, 2018, 5:57 pm Post #158 - March 30th, 2018, 5:57 pm
    Coogles wrote:Apparently Stanley's Kitchen and Tap at 1970 N. Lincoln will be closing their doors April 1st...

    Stanley’s Kitchen Owners Hope to Reopen in a New Location
  • Post #159 - April 1st, 2018, 12:36 pm
    Post #159 - April 1st, 2018, 12:36 pm Post #159 - April 1st, 2018, 12:36 pm
    stevez wrote:
    Ram4 wrote:The only place around Chicago that I know of that had a real country pan fried steak (light crust) as opposed to the chicken (deep) fried steak (thick fried chicken-like crust) that is more typical in Texas and Oklahoma, plus Stanley's had a cream gravy without sausage (also more authentic). A solid rendition that will be missed by me.


    Wishbone on Washington (don't know about the Lincoln Ave. location) serves that type of Chicken (country) fried steak, when they have it as a special. I think it used to be Wednesdays, but I moved my office away from there over 10 years ago, so things might have changed. Call ahead for CFS special day.

    Wishbone
    1001 W Washington Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60607
    (312) 850-2663
    I actually prefer chicken fried to the Stanley's style, but it was still great. Nice to see they are trying to re-open.
  • Post #160 - April 1st, 2018, 3:18 pm
    Post #160 - April 1st, 2018, 3:18 pm Post #160 - April 1st, 2018, 3:18 pm
    Marcus Lemonis' Simple Greek in Skokie (5415 W. Touhy) has closed being less than a year in business.

    Statement on their Facebook page:
    March 26 at 7:50am ·

    Regretfully, after almost a year of being a part of the community, The Simple Greek located at 5415 Touhy Ave in Skokie has permanently closed its doors. Thank you for your support over the past year!


    https://www.facebook.com/pg/thesimplegr ... e_internal
  • Post #161 - April 1st, 2018, 3:57 pm
    Post #161 - April 1st, 2018, 3:57 pm Post #161 - April 1st, 2018, 3:57 pm
    Coogles wrote:Apparently Stanley's Kitchen and Tap at 1970 N. Lincoln will be closing their doors April 1st...

    https://chicago.eater.com/2018/3/29/171 ... rk-closing

    I've been a regular there for years, definitely a loss for the neighborhood.

    Another article.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct ... story.html

    Good to hear they are planning to reopen. I like this place!
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #162 - April 2nd, 2018, 8:45 am
    Post #162 - April 2nd, 2018, 8:45 am Post #162 - April 2nd, 2018, 8:45 am
    A seafood restaurant specializing in mussels is slated to open in the long-vacant South Water Kitchen spot in the Loop. Fisk & Co. is expected to open in early April.
    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/ ... t-openings
    "At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom." George Carlin
  • Post #163 - April 2nd, 2018, 4:22 pm
    Post #163 - April 2nd, 2018, 4:22 pm Post #163 - April 2nd, 2018, 4:22 pm
    Jirafa at 1800 W Irving Park Road has closed.
  • Post #164 - April 2nd, 2018, 7:57 pm
    Post #164 - April 2nd, 2018, 7:57 pm Post #164 - April 2nd, 2018, 7:57 pm
    If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it does it make a sound

    Mom's Bake Shop on the 2400 block of Peterson has closed.
    Sauce on the side, always, implied, axiomatic..........never a doubt, BBQ sauce without.

    Low & Slow
  • Post #165 - April 3rd, 2018, 5:55 pm
    Post #165 - April 3rd, 2018, 5:55 pm Post #165 - April 3rd, 2018, 5:55 pm
    Dante's Pizzeria has opened at 1964 W. Lawrence. Haven't stopped in yet, but the neon Open sign was on this afternoon.
  • Post #166 - April 4th, 2018, 7:49 am
    Post #166 - April 4th, 2018, 7:49 am Post #166 - April 4th, 2018, 7:49 am
    Lone Star BBQ Bar, 3350 N. Harlem is no longer with us. Coming soon is a Mexican concept restaurant whose name escapes me..
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  • Post #167 - April 4th, 2018, 10:42 am
    Post #167 - April 4th, 2018, 10:42 am Post #167 - April 4th, 2018, 10:42 am
    Maple & Ash group announces etta, slated to open in Bucktown this summer

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct ... story.html
    "At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom." George Carlin
  • Post #168 - April 4th, 2018, 10:53 am
    Post #168 - April 4th, 2018, 10:53 am Post #168 - April 4th, 2018, 10:53 am
    Prairie Moon closing a week from Sunday. The article makes it sound like Prairie Moon 2.0 will open on the ground floor of the development at that location in late 2019.
    http://evanstonnow.com/story/business/evanston-now/2018-04-04/79543/prairie-moon-to-close-april-15
  • Post #169 - April 4th, 2018, 12:03 pm
    Post #169 - April 4th, 2018, 12:03 pm Post #169 - April 4th, 2018, 12:03 pm
    cito wrote:Lone Star BBQ Bar, 3350 N. Harlem is no longer with us. Coming soon is a Mexican concept restaurant whose name escapes me..
    Oh too bad, I heard good things about this place.
  • Post #170 - April 4th, 2018, 2:38 pm
    Post #170 - April 4th, 2018, 2:38 pm Post #170 - April 4th, 2018, 2:38 pm
    Ram4 wrote:
    cito wrote:Lone Star BBQ Bar, 3350 N. Harlem is no longer with us. Coming soon is a Mexican concept restaurant whose name escapes me..
    Oh too bad, I heard good things about this place.

    Based on the lack of a crowd when I visited, I'm not shocked. Sad of course since I saw some potential.
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  • Post #171 - April 4th, 2018, 5:22 pm
    Post #171 - April 4th, 2018, 5:22 pm Post #171 - April 4th, 2018, 5:22 pm
    Ram4 wrote:
    cito wrote:Lone Star BBQ Bar, 3350 N. Harlem is no longer with us. Coming soon is a Mexican concept restaurant whose name escapes me..
    Oh too bad, I heard good things about this place.

    Based on the lack of a crowd when I visited, I'm not shocked. Sad of course since I saw some potential.


    My wife and I ate there sometime last year. The place was nearly empty. The owner stopped by to chat, and we had a pleasant conversation about (what else) barbecue. The food was good, but with Smoque relatively close by, they might not have gotten enough support from the neighborhood.
  • Post #172 - April 4th, 2018, 5:55 pm
    Post #172 - April 4th, 2018, 5:55 pm Post #172 - April 4th, 2018, 5:55 pm
    ld111134 wrote:
    Ram4 wrote:
    cito wrote:Lone Star BBQ Bar, 3350 N. Harlem is no longer with us. Coming soon is a Mexican concept restaurant whose name escapes me..
    Oh too bad, I heard good things about this place.

    Based on the lack of a crowd when I visited, I'm not shocked. Sad of course since I saw some potential.


    My wife and I ate there sometime last year. The place was nearly empty. The owner stopped by to chat, and we had a pleasant conversation about (what else) barbecue. The food was good, but with Smoque relatively close by, they might not have gotten enough support from the neighborhood.

    It was owned by a friend of a friend -- a very nice, hard-working person -- so I want to be as diplomatic as possible. I ate there very early on and felt the bbq all needed quite a bit of work. Given that, and the relatively inconvenient location (for me), I couldn't bring myself to return. And the meal I had there was shared with 3 other LTHers, none of whom ever posted about it, either.

    No, it certainly didn't compare favorably with Smoque. After eating their brisket, I was surprised that to learn that some of the constituents had actually been to Texas and eaten bbq there, because his wasn't even close (no meaningful bbq place in TX serves brisket that looks like what's pictured in this post). And that made it all the more disappointing, especially when taking its name into consideration . . . an implicit promise that was not kept.

    =R=
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  • Post #173 - April 4th, 2018, 6:19 pm
    Post #173 - April 4th, 2018, 6:19 pm Post #173 - April 4th, 2018, 6:19 pm
    Zaleski and Horvath / Z&H in Hyde Park, which had been a longtime neighborhood mainstay on 47th (closed for some time) and 57th and featured on Check, Please! has been sold to TrueNorth. Z&H had been limping along with ingredient and barista outages and arbitrary early closures for some time. Oddly (in my read), TrueNorth is continuing some Z&H menu items for catering:

    http://www.truenorthchicago.com/hyde-pa ... ng-events/

    I hope TN will fix the godawful ventilation in that room. No public movement yet in Cemitas Puebla space in the cursed corner next door.
  • Post #174 - April 4th, 2018, 9:58 pm
    Post #174 - April 4th, 2018, 9:58 pm Post #174 - April 4th, 2018, 9:58 pm
    I missed it, but Giuseppi's La Cantina in Des Plaines closed at the end of last year. They will be opening a carry out only location near Wolf and Algonquin.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #175 - April 5th, 2018, 7:27 am
    Post #175 - April 5th, 2018, 7:27 am Post #175 - April 5th, 2018, 7:27 am
    HT70 wrote:There are a couple signs on the old Mr. B's bbq in Northcenter (4160 N Lincoln Ave) that state a new place called, Square Biscuits. No other info seems to be available.

    https://www.facebook.com/Square-Biscuit ... 509140855/
    "At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom." George Carlin
  • Post #176 - April 5th, 2018, 6:32 pm
    Post #176 - April 5th, 2018, 6:32 pm Post #176 - April 5th, 2018, 6:32 pm
    Santiago's has been temporarily closed for renovations.Their FB page says they are tentatively re-opening Monday April 9th.While going by there today they have put up a " Jibarito Time" sign above the front door so the name of the business might be changing.Always a pleasant meal there.The owner is always friendly.
  • Post #177 - April 6th, 2018, 6:33 am
    Post #177 - April 6th, 2018, 6:33 am Post #177 - April 6th, 2018, 6:33 am
    The Globe at 1934 W. Irving Park is temporarily closed for remodeling.
  • Post #178 - April 7th, 2018, 5:06 am
    Post #178 - April 7th, 2018, 5:06 am Post #178 - April 7th, 2018, 5:06 am
    CLOSED: Las Reinas on the NE corner of Ashland and Wellington sure didn't last long.
  • Post #179 - April 8th, 2018, 10:05 am
    Post #179 - April 8th, 2018, 10:05 am Post #179 - April 8th, 2018, 10:05 am
    CLOSED: Las Reinas on the NE corner of Ashland and Wellington sure didn't last long.


    The original owners of the Temple Bar are taking the space back and have applied for a liquor license.

    The Temple Bar presenters (Sean Fearon and Pat Keane) have provided us with a timeline of that establishments ownership.
    Until 2004 - Little Bucharest
    2004-2005 - DeClan's: owner Declan Morgan
    2005-2010 - Fearon's: owners Sean & Mark Fearon
    2010-2011 - Temple Bar Chicago: Sean Fearon &
    Pat Keane (presenters at the March meeting)
    2011-2014 - Temple Bar: Mike Hartman
    2014-2017 - Beef & Barley and Las Reinas: Mike
    Hartman


    See page 4 of https://slneighbors.org/wp-content/uplo ... letter.pdf
  • Post #180 - April 8th, 2018, 7:32 pm
    Post #180 - April 8th, 2018, 7:32 pm Post #180 - April 8th, 2018, 7:32 pm
    StevenStern wrote:
    CLOSED: Las Reinas on the NE corner of Ashland and Wellington sure didn't last long.


    The original owners of the Temple Bar are taking the space back and have applied for a liquor license.

    The Temple Bar presenters (Sean Fearon and Pat Keane) have provided us with a timeline of that establishments ownership.
    Until 2004 - Little Bucharest
    2004-2005 - DeClan's: owner Declan Morgan
    2005-2010 - Fearon's: owners Sean & Mark Fearon
    2010-2011 - Temple Bar Chicago: Sean Fearon &
    Pat Keane (presenters at the March meeting)
    2011-2014 - Temple Bar: Mike Hartman
    2014-2017 - Beef & Barley and Las Reinas: Mike
    Hartman


    See page 4 of https://slneighbors.org/wp-content/uplo ... letter.pdf

    I wonder if the people who owned Continental Cafe on Elston near Waveland also owned Little Bucharest and eventually transferred the name to their Irving Park restaurant, or if the people who owned Little Bucharest bought out Taste of Romania and set up shop in there.

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