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  • Post #181 - April 9th, 2018, 6:54 am
    Post #181 - April 9th, 2018, 6:54 am Post #181 - April 9th, 2018, 6:54 am
    Octavio has open in Andersonville. Owned by the same group as Lady Gregory's. A nice space. I went for brunch on Saturday. I was disappointed that the benedict that they have on the online menu is not actually available. The chilaquiles were good.

    Octavio
    5310 N Clark St.
  • Post #182 - April 9th, 2018, 2:03 pm
    Post #182 - April 9th, 2018, 2:03 pm Post #182 - April 9th, 2018, 2:03 pm
    My recollection is that the owners of Little Bucharest also owned the Elston location, which they renamed after selling the Ashland location. They used the name Taste of Romania for a festival they ran.
  • Post #183 - April 11th, 2018, 1:10 pm
    Post #183 - April 11th, 2018, 1:10 pm Post #183 - April 11th, 2018, 1:10 pm
    Brothers Rodrigo and Julio Cano, who already operate Bien Trucha (Geneva), A Toda Madre (Glen Ellyn) and Quiubo (Naperville) restaurants in the western suburbs, are about to open their fourth concept. Santo Cielo, a slang term equivalent to “good heavens,” will open May 2 on the rooftop of the Hotel Indigo (123 Water St.) in downtown Naperville. It will be the brothers’ first non-Mexican restaurant.

    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 #184 - April 11th, 2018, 5:54 pm
    Post #184 - April 11th, 2018, 5:54 pm Post #184 - April 11th, 2018, 5:54 pm
    Seen at 2301 W. Belmont: "Coming Soon: La Sud French Mediterranean Restaurant"
  • Post #185 - April 11th, 2018, 8:15 pm
    Post #185 - April 11th, 2018, 8:15 pm Post #185 - April 11th, 2018, 8:15 pm
    Drover wrote:Seen at 2301 W. Belmont: "Coming Soon: La Sud French Mediterranean Restaurant"


    You meant to write 2301 W. Roscoe?

    https://www.facebook.com/LeSudChicago/

    --
    edc
  • Post #186 - April 13th, 2018, 7:35 am
    Post #186 - April 13th, 2018, 7:35 am Post #186 - April 13th, 2018, 7:35 am
    edc wrote:
    Drover wrote:Seen at 2301 W. Belmont: "Coming Soon: La Sud French Mediterranean Restaurant"


    You meant to write 2301 W. Roscoe?

    https://www.facebook.com/LeSudChicago/

    --
    edc

    Casual French Rooftop Dining Is Coming to Roscoe Village

    https://chicago.eater.com/2018/4/12/172 ... an-rooftop
    "At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom." George Carlin
  • Post #187 - April 13th, 2018, 11:35 am
    Post #187 - April 13th, 2018, 11:35 am Post #187 - April 13th, 2018, 11:35 am
    Danada deli posted on their Facebook page they are closing at the end of the month. They are relocating to Roosevelt Road corridor in Wheaton but will have a couple of month hiatus while they get the new space ready. So we will be able to get their great soups and cabbage rolls again!!!
    Toria

    "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - As You Like It,
    W. Shakespeare
  • Post #188 - April 13th, 2018, 10:41 pm
    Post #188 - April 13th, 2018, 10:41 pm Post #188 - April 13th, 2018, 10:41 pm
    Sandwich shop Rosie's Sidekick has opened in Logan Square, just north of Mi Tocaya on California.

    Rosie's Sidekick (website)
    2610 N California Ave
    Chicago, IL 60647
    Phone: (773) 985-3800

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

    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #189 - April 16th, 2018, 11:03 pm
    Post #189 - April 16th, 2018, 11:03 pm Post #189 - April 16th, 2018, 11:03 pm
    I posted Fresh Thyme in Deerfield is going to close on May 5.
    Do you want to remove my post again? Be my guest.
    Source? Company posted on its Deerfield store Facebook page.
    You people are nuts. Must be da Ronnie da boss. Oy vey.
  • Post #190 - April 16th, 2018, 11:23 pm
    Post #190 - April 16th, 2018, 11:23 pm Post #190 - April 16th, 2018, 11:23 pm
    Lenny007 wrote:I posted Fresh Thyme in Deerfield is going to close on May 5.
    Do you want to remove my post again? Be my guest.
    Source? Company posted on its Deerfield store Facebook page.
    You people are nuts. Must be da Ronnie da boss. Oy vey.

    LOL - just following the rules . . . sensible rules that were set in place long before I ever got here. Thank you for re-posting with your source this time. I never use facebook but my wife confirms your information. :lol:

    Fwiw, I shopped there once and never returned. Not my kind of place.

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

    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #191 - April 18th, 2018, 1:14 pm
    Post #191 - April 18th, 2018, 1:14 pm Post #191 - April 18th, 2018, 1:14 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Fwiw, I shopped there once and never returned. Not my kind of place.

    =R=


    Fresh Thyme, or Facebook?

    :P
    Bill-Aurora
  • Post #192 - April 18th, 2018, 1:16 pm
    Post #192 - April 18th, 2018, 1:16 pm Post #192 - April 18th, 2018, 1:16 pm
    Willkat98 wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Fwiw, I shopped there once and never returned. Not my kind of place.

    =R=


    Fresh Thyme, or Facebook?

    :P

    LOL, both I guess.

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

    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #193 - April 18th, 2018, 1:46 pm
  • Post #194 - April 18th, 2018, 2:17 pm
    Post #194 - April 18th, 2018, 2:17 pm Post #194 - April 18th, 2018, 2:17 pm
    nr706 wrote:Midnight Pig, a pour-your-own beer bar, has its soft opening today next to Pete Miller's in Evanston.

    It's from the owners of the now-closed Tommy Nevins Pub. But if you had asked me to guess which Evanston restaurant it's associated with, I would have instead guessed the Peckish Pig. Pigs flying all over Evanston! :lol:
  • Post #195 - April 18th, 2018, 2:30 pm
    Post #195 - April 18th, 2018, 2:30 pm Post #195 - April 18th, 2018, 2:30 pm
    I'm very sad to report, but Danny's Egghead Diner has closed (2012 W Irving Park Rd). I've noticed it's been closed for at least a month and hoped they were going to reopen. sign on the door says they are close. Google search says they are closed. I'm bummed.
  • Post #196 - April 18th, 2018, 3:22 pm
    Post #196 - April 18th, 2018, 3:22 pm Post #196 - April 18th, 2018, 3:22 pm
    jacketpotato wrote:I'm very sad to report, but Danny's Egghead Diner has closed (2012 W Irving Park Rd). I've noticed it's been closed for at least a month and hoped they were going to reopen. sign on the door says they are close. Google search says they are closed. I'm bummed.


    I'm sorry you're bummed. I work *very* close to there and hated the place. Really hoping something better goes in that space.
  • Post #197 - April 18th, 2018, 3:24 pm
    Post #197 - April 18th, 2018, 3:24 pm Post #197 - April 18th, 2018, 3:24 pm
    jacketpotato wrote:I'm very sad to report, but Danny's Egghead Diner has closed (2012 W Irving Park Rd). I've noticed it's been closed for at least a month and hoped they were going to reopen. sign on the door says they are close. Google search says they are closed. I'm bummed.


    Thanks for the update. I actually just came here to look this up, because I saw a sign on the door when I was driving down Irving Park yesterday but couldn't read it. Too bad; it was a decent little place.
    "If this sauce was a person, I'd get naked and make love to it." - Sophia Petrillo, The Golden Girls
  • Post #198 - April 19th, 2018, 11:57 am
    Post #198 - April 19th, 2018, 11:57 am Post #198 - April 19th, 2018, 11:57 am
    Dynamic United Market, International & Domestic Food, has opened in the old Golden Pacific spot. I would describe it more as a soft open as shelves are still being stocked. The seem to be targeting Jamaican, African and Asian items. We picked up a bottle of calypso sauce and will figure out what to do with some day.

    Image

    5353 N Broadway St
    Chicago, IL 60640
    773-654-3921
    -Mary
  • Post #199 - April 19th, 2018, 12:35 pm
    Post #199 - April 19th, 2018, 12:35 pm Post #199 - April 19th, 2018, 12:35 pm
    Looks like Steingold's has sparked a deli/appetizing revival. Frunchroom is now open in Portage Park with house-smoked and cured meats and fishes:

    https://www.frunchroomchicago.com/
  • Post #200 - April 19th, 2018, 1:08 pm
    Post #200 - April 19th, 2018, 1:08 pm Post #200 - April 19th, 2018, 1:08 pm
    spinynorman99 wrote:Looks like Steingold's has sparked a deli/appetizing revival. Frunchroom is now open in Portage Park with house-smoked and cured meats and fishes:

    https://www.frunchroomchicago.com/


    I'm here now. Will report back. So far, I can say it smells great.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #201 - April 19th, 2018, 4:54 pm
    Post #201 - April 19th, 2018, 4:54 pm Post #201 - April 19th, 2018, 4:54 pm
    The GP wrote:We picked up a bottle of calypso sauce and will figure out what to do with some day.
    Is it Matouk's? If its Matouk's Calypso Sauce the ingredient list is Pickled Scotch Bonnet, Mustard, Cane Sugar, Onion, Garlic, Celery Seed. and should pack a punch. I typically have one of the Matouk's Sauces on hand, I believe Matouk's produces 6 types.
    Sauce on the side, always, implied, axiomatic..........never a doubt, BBQ sauce without.

    Low & Slow
  • Post #202 - April 20th, 2018, 9:06 am
    Post #202 - April 20th, 2018, 9:06 am Post #202 - April 20th, 2018, 9:06 am
    G Wiv wrote:
    The GP wrote:We picked up a bottle of calypso sauce and will figure out what to do with some day.
    Is it Matouk's? If its Matouk's Calypso Sauce the ingredient list is Pickled Scotch Bonnet, Mustard, Cane Sugar, Onion, Garlic, Celery Seed. and should pack a punch. I typically have one of the Matouk's Sauces on hand, I believe Matouk's produces 6 types.

    It is Matouk's. What do you do with it?
    -Mary
  • Post #203 - April 20th, 2018, 9:50 am
    Post #203 - April 20th, 2018, 9:50 am Post #203 - April 20th, 2018, 9:50 am
    Mizrahi on Clark in Lakeview appears to have closed. Windows are papered over and note on door says catering still available. Unlike the Highland Park operation which runs smoothly, this location was poorly organized but the food was good. Sad.
  • Post #204 - April 20th, 2018, 10:02 am
    Post #204 - April 20th, 2018, 10:02 am Post #204 - April 20th, 2018, 10:02 am
    The GP wrote:It is Matouk's. What do you do with it?

    I first had Matouk's many decades ago eating oysters and drinking beer at the end of a pier in Key West. A couple of bottles of Matouk's were lounging innocently along with 7 or 8 other hot sauces. I slathered a tater tot with Matouk's popped it in my pie hole and Wow, bright hot serious heat punch with flavor. I've been in love with Matouk's ever since.

    In direct answer to your question, I use as both ingredient and table hot sauce, add to soup, stews, mayo for sandwiches, drizzle on eggs etc. I'd guess if they sell Matouk's they also offer Marie Sharp's made in Belize, another super punchy habanero hot sauce.

    If you enjoy this type of hot sauce Old World Market, an African centric market at 5129 N Broadway, has an amazing selection along with many others including the full line of El Yucateco.
    Sauce on the side, always, implied, axiomatic..........never a doubt, BBQ sauce without.

    Low & Slow
  • Post #205 - April 20th, 2018, 12:29 pm
    Post #205 - April 20th, 2018, 12:29 pm Post #205 - April 20th, 2018, 12:29 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    Lenny007 wrote:I posted Fresh Thyme in Deerfield is going to close on May 5.
    Do you want to remove my post again? Be my guest.
    Source? Company posted on its Deerfield store Facebook page.
    You people are nuts. Must be da Ronnie da boss. Oy vey.

    LOL - just following the rules . . . sensible rules that were set in place long before I ever got here. Thank you for re-posting with your source this time. I never use facebook but my wife confirms your information. :lol:

    Fwiw, I shopped there once and never returned. Not my kind of place.

    =R=
    Pretty much the same for me. I worked a few minutes away from there and thought I'd go a lot. I went maybe 2-3 times tops. I forgot all about it in the last few years. We have too many grocery stores around here. This one had to go. But even then, Mariano's and Heinens in Bannockburn with Sunset Lake Forest up the road. Whole Foods and Jewel in Deerfield. Trader Joe's (always crowded), Mariano's and Sunset in Northbrook. Sunset and Jewel in Highland Park (both of which do very well). Fresh Thyme just never caught on. I didn't know anyone who regularly went there. And soon the big boy is opening - Woodman's on the edge of Riverwoods and Buffalo Grove.
  • Post #206 - April 20th, 2018, 2:32 pm
    Post #206 - April 20th, 2018, 2:32 pm Post #206 - April 20th, 2018, 2:32 pm
    And soon the big boy is opening - Woodman's on the edge of Riverwoods and Buffalo Grove.


    Read this quickly and thought for a second that the actual Big Boy was making a Chicago-area comeback.

    Will Woodman's be able to smuggle any Spotted Cow and Moon Man over the border?
  • Post #207 - April 20th, 2018, 2:56 pm
    Post #207 - April 20th, 2018, 2:56 pm Post #207 - April 20th, 2018, 2:56 pm
    AlexG wrote:
    And soon the big boy is opening - Woodman's on the edge of Riverwoods and Buffalo Grove.

    Will Woodman's be able to smuggle any Spotted Cow and Moon Man over the border?
    If you mean my Uncle Woody aka The Woodman - yes he will be able to. :twisted:
  • Post #208 - April 22nd, 2018, 1:24 am
    Post #208 - April 22nd, 2018, 1:24 am Post #208 - April 22nd, 2018, 1:24 am
    Does anyone know the story of what happened to change El Tipico to El Catrin? Have personal interest in this due to having been condo owners in the building that Faby and Hector built and lived in for awhile.
  • Post #209 - April 22nd, 2018, 9:57 am
    Post #209 - April 22nd, 2018, 9:57 am Post #209 - April 22nd, 2018, 9:57 am
    Animale is re-concepting a bit to Langhe Market, per their Facebook page. Not surprised they're trying something different, as it was always pretty quiet in there when I walked past on way home from Blue Line. I liked their food, but it was just enough too expensive to be a random weeknight "too tired to cook" alternative to pizza, tacos, or Thai.
  • Post #210 - April 22nd, 2018, 11:58 am
    Post #210 - April 22nd, 2018, 11:58 am Post #210 - April 22nd, 2018, 11:58 am
    Chitown B wrote:Does anyone know the story of what happened to change El Tipico to El Catrin?

    Just guessing, but maybe that Lincoln Square restaurant was forced to change the name due to legal rights of the longtime Skokie restaurant of the same name.

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