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  • Post #61 - February 6th, 2019, 8:30 am
    Post #61 - February 6th, 2019, 8:30 am Post #61 - February 6th, 2019, 8:30 am
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    Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
    Woody Allen
  • Post #62 - February 6th, 2019, 9:37 am
    Post #62 - February 6th, 2019, 9:37 am Post #62 - February 6th, 2019, 9:37 am
    Marshall K wrote:It seems this thread contains some expletives that some may deem offensive. I would hope that there are better ways of expressing disappointment.
    Just Sayin

    What?
  • Post #63 - February 6th, 2019, 9:43 am
    Post #63 - February 6th, 2019, 9:43 am Post #63 - February 6th, 2019, 9:43 am
    Marshall K wrote:It seems this thread contains some expletives that some may deem offensive. I would hope that there are better ways of expressing disappointment.
    Just Sayin

    Please use the Report button (flag icon) to make us moderators aware of any specific posts you find objectionable. That's much more effective and efficient than using the thread to do so.

    Thanks,

    =R=
    for the Moderators
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

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

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #64 - February 7th, 2019, 3:42 pm
    Post #64 - February 7th, 2019, 3:42 pm Post #64 - February 7th, 2019, 3:42 pm
    When it comes to authentic, chewy, East Coast-style boiled bagels, options in the Chicago area are slim. North suburbanites have Kaufman’s and New York Bagel & Bialy.
    But everyone else has been out of luck, having to put up with bagels that are more like round bread. That’s about the change now that a home baker in Oak Park plans to open the Daly Bagel cafe.

    https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaur ... rn-suburbs
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #65 - February 8th, 2019, 12:39 pm
    Post #65 - February 8th, 2019, 12:39 pm Post #65 - February 8th, 2019, 12:39 pm
    Dave148 wrote:
    When it comes to authentic, chewy, East Coast-style boiled bagels, options in the Chicago area are slim. North suburbanites have Kaufman’s and New York Bagel & Bialy.
    But everyone else has been out of luck, having to put up with bagels that are more like round bread. That’s about the change now that a home baker in Oak Park plans to open the Daly Bagel cafe.

    https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaur ... rn-suburbs

    I believe that the Onion Roll on North Ave in Oak Park gets their bagels from New York Bagel & Bialy. I do know they used to.
    The Onion Roll
    6935 W North Ave.
    708-3832548
    Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
    Woody Allen
  • Post #66 - February 8th, 2019, 10:47 pm
    Post #66 - February 8th, 2019, 10:47 pm Post #66 - February 8th, 2019, 10:47 pm
    It was a recent source of controversy in this thread and some of us feared it would end this way regardless... but the Nancy's on Elston is done. A couple weeks ago the "Closed for Remodeling, Opening January 21st" sign was replaced with two large "For Rent" signs obviously signalling the commercial space (rather than a residential unit above) is for rent. The last straw was when the phone number finally went to a Disconnected recording.

    As I noted before the thread got cleaned up, this one really hurts because there are now just three "original" Nancy's locations left that operate independently of the franchise system that bought and franchised the concept from the original owners, and now there's only one left in the city limits.
  • Post #67 - February 9th, 2019, 8:47 am
    Post #67 - February 9th, 2019, 8:47 am Post #67 - February 9th, 2019, 8:47 am
    Pie Lady wrote:C-Manny's (3641 W Irving Park Rd.) is closed for good according to their FB page, despite the "closed for renovations" sign in the window. Too bad, Mr. Pie loved their nachos.

    Now that Bay Leaf of the Orient has vacated the spot, it has re-opened as O'Manny's. The local rumor mill is that previous managers of C. Manny's are behind the new iteration with more or less the same menu and recipes. I plan to stop in soon to confirm.

    O'Manny's
    3641 W. Irving Park Rd (SW corner next to Alps)
    773-516-4000
  • Post #68 - February 9th, 2019, 9:59 am
    Post #68 - February 9th, 2019, 9:59 am Post #68 - February 9th, 2019, 9:59 am
    There are signs up for Bliss Resto at 1522 West Montrose in the old el Maya space. I can’t find a website but yelp describes it as “Asian fusion, American.” Yelp has some nice photos and they quote the owner, Tantai S., as describing their food as tasty and creative.
  • Post #69 - February 10th, 2019, 11:50 am
    Post #69 - February 10th, 2019, 11:50 am Post #69 - February 10th, 2019, 11:50 am
    This is not technically an opening but Detroit style pizza icon Buddy's Pizza is expected to be coming to Chicago ("a matter of when, not if") as part of their expansion to the Midwest. Their first location outside of Detroit is opening in Grand Rapids soon.

    https://chicago.eater.com/2019/2/8/1821 ... ion-square
  • Post #70 - February 10th, 2019, 12:11 pm
    Post #70 - February 10th, 2019, 12:11 pm Post #70 - February 10th, 2019, 12:11 pm
    Ram4 wrote:This is not technically an opening but Detroit style pizza icon Buddy's Pizza is expected to be coming to Chicago

    It's a "coming", seems perfectly appropriate for a topic titled "Openings, Closings, Comings & Goings".

    Disclaimer: This is my personal opinion. I am not a moderator of this site.
  • Post #71 - February 10th, 2019, 12:30 pm
    Post #71 - February 10th, 2019, 12:30 pm Post #71 - February 10th, 2019, 12:30 pm
    nsxtasy wrote:
    Ram4 wrote:This is not technically an opening but Detroit style pizza icon Buddy's Pizza is expected to be coming to Chicago

    It's a "coming", seems perfectly appropriate for a topic titled "Openings, Closings, Comings & Goings".

    Disclaimer: This is my personal opinion. I am not a moderator of this site.

    This was referenced in an Eater article -
    https://chicago.eater.com/2019/2/8/1821 ... ion-square
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #72 - February 14th, 2019, 3:30 pm
    Post #72 - February 14th, 2019, 3:30 pm Post #72 - February 14th, 2019, 3:30 pm
    Former Charlatan space at 1329 W Chicago Ave
    Vajra, a contemporary Nepalese and Indian restaurant in West Town, will debut on Thursday and reservations are online...
    Co-owner Dipesh Kakshapaty is Nepalese and helped open Cumin, a well-regarded Nepalese restaurant in Wicker Park. While the restaurants are nearby and will serve similar items, such as momos — the popular Nepalese dumplings — Vajra’s approach is different. While a menu wasn’t available immediately, Kakshapaty teased unique items such as goat steak. He’ll also use suppliers used at many successful Chicago restaurants such as meat from Slagel Family Farm and Rare Tea Cellar.

    http://chicago.eater.com/2019/2/13/18223311/vajra-modern-indian-nepalese-south-asian-tock-west-town-reservations
    Edited to provide update from Eater: http://chicago.eater.com/2019/2/14/18225456/vajra-west-town-nepalese-indian-south-asian-restaurant-photos-images
  • Post #73 - February 14th, 2019, 9:50 pm
    Post #73 - February 14th, 2019, 9:50 pm Post #73 - February 14th, 2019, 9:50 pm
    Dave148 wrote:
    HopCat, a quirky bar for craft beer in Lincoln Park, has closed.
    https://chicago.eater.com/2019/2/4/1821 ... t-beer-bar
    I visited HopCat a few times.
    Nobody has asked me; but I will submit that (and this submission slices my soul with a serrated knife) the chain's insistance of serving only craft beers brewed by independent breweries [a|k|a N.B.: the Brewers' Association's definition of a craft brewer], hurt it in Chicago. Craft beer patrons in Chicago were seemingly nonplussed by being unable to have beers from Goose Island, Lagunitas, Founders, and Ballast Point, at HopCat. :cry:

    The last time I went to HopCat; I had a better time afterward at Frank's Bar, a 4:00 am bar south of there @ 2503 N. Clark St. :)
    The links you can use, without the fluff, or sales pitch: http://208.84.112.25/~pudgym29/bookmark4.html
  • Post #74 - February 20th, 2019, 3:13 pm
    Post #74 - February 20th, 2019, 3:13 pm Post #74 - February 20th, 2019, 3:13 pm
    Jilly's Bistro closed before the Evanston Lunch Group could get there. Notice on door said it closed Feb 4. Does the sign mean they failed some city inspection? That is a question, I really don't know. At least they aren't "closed for renovation" [grin].

    I called Jilly's Cafe and was told that they sold the restaurant.
    DSCN0412.JPG Sign on door
    DSCN0415.JPG Jilly's
    --Carey aka underdog
  • Post #75 - February 20th, 2019, 6:54 pm
    Post #75 - February 20th, 2019, 6:54 pm Post #75 - February 20th, 2019, 6:54 pm
    diversedancer wrote:Jilly's Bistro closed before the Evanston Lunch Group could get there. Notice on door said it closed Feb 4. Does the sign mean they failed some city inspection? That is a question, I really don't know. At least they aren't "closed for renovation" [grin].

    I called Jilly's Cafe and was told that they sold the restaurant.
    DSCN0412.JPG
    DSCN0415.JPG


    Difficult to read the numbers on the notice, looks like 8-6-1 8-6-4 8-6-5. 8-6-4 and 8-6-5 are "Issuance of License" and "Transfer of Ownership" so it does look like they're just closed while the new owners get their licenses in place.
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  • Post #76 - February 21st, 2019, 11:15 pm
    Post #76 - February 21st, 2019, 11:15 pm Post #76 - February 21st, 2019, 11:15 pm
    Noticed an "AVAILABLE FOR RENT" sign in the window of Steingold's Station, 4642 N Francisco Ave, over by the Francisco Brown Line stop. I went here a couple times, but it was weird. The hours were strange, and somehow the food was a pale imitation of that at the Steingold's mothership on Irving Park. Guess I wasn't the only one to think so.
    "If this sauce was a person, I'd get naked and make love to it." - Sophia Petrillo, The Golden Girls
  • Post #77 - February 21st, 2019, 11:34 pm
    Post #77 - February 21st, 2019, 11:34 pm Post #77 - February 21st, 2019, 11:34 pm
    LPython wrote:Noticed an "AVAILABLE FOR RENT" sign in the window of Steingold's Station, 4642 N Francisco Ave, over by the Francisco Brown Line stop. I went here a couple times, but it was weird. The hours were strange, and somehow the food was a pale imitation of that at the Steingold's mothership on Irving Park. Guess I wasn't the only one to think so.

    Confirmed at yelp, though I cannot produce a link at the moment.

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

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

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #78 - February 24th, 2019, 12:42 pm
    Post #78 - February 24th, 2019, 12:42 pm Post #78 - February 24th, 2019, 12:42 pm
    Charley Noble in Portage Park appears to be no more. Yelp & Google reporting closed permanently.

    Dang, they had a great start.
  • Post #79 - February 25th, 2019, 2:01 pm
    Post #79 - February 25th, 2019, 2:01 pm Post #79 - February 25th, 2019, 2:01 pm
    Au Cheval Owner Plans Massive Dining and Entertainment Complex Along Chicago River

    https://chicago.eater.com/2019/2/25/182 ... t-sodikoff
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #80 - February 25th, 2019, 2:04 pm
    Post #80 - February 25th, 2019, 2:04 pm Post #80 - February 25th, 2019, 2:04 pm
    Capri’s Pizza of South Chicago, a Southeast Side favorite that’s been open since 1955 at 8820 S. Commercial Avenue, is closed indefinitely after a fire engulfed “several buildings” on Sunday afternoon.

    https://chicago.eater.com/2019/2/25/182 ... ions-intel
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #81 - February 26th, 2019, 10:17 am
    Post #81 - February 26th, 2019, 10:17 am Post #81 - February 26th, 2019, 10:17 am
    On the way home last night noticed signage up at the intersection of Hart's Road and Milwaukee (across from the cemetery on the west and the Sherwin WIlliams strip mall on the north) for "Joe Donut." I can only assume it's a second location for the tiny spot in Glenview, although the signage looks a little different. While I'm always happy to see a new place opening, this seems an odd spot for this kind of business. Although it might make for a nice little detour on rides home along the bike path.
  • Post #82 - February 26th, 2019, 10:33 am
    Post #82 - February 26th, 2019, 10:33 am Post #82 - February 26th, 2019, 10:33 am
    From my alderman John Arena’s Facebook Page:
    “El Asadero Colombiano is busy renovating the corner space as well as the storefront to the north at 4800 N. Central. This family-owned restaurant will bring authentic Colombian food to the Jefferson Park neighborhood, expanding the delicious offerings on the far northwest side. The owners expect to open in the next few months.”

    This is the old Super Cup/Central Kitchen/BeefBelly/BrgrBelly space.
  • Post #83 - February 26th, 2019, 1:15 pm
    Post #83 - February 26th, 2019, 1:15 pm Post #83 - February 26th, 2019, 1:15 pm
    DMK Restaurants plans a huge food hall in the former headquarters of CNA Financial, part of a major redevelopment of Chicago’s distinctive red skyscraper.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/business ... story.html
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #84 - February 27th, 2019, 6:39 pm
    Post #84 - February 27th, 2019, 6:39 pm Post #84 - February 27th, 2019, 6:39 pm
    Publican Anker to close after brunch service on March 24. One Off Hospitality plans to replace it with a unique concept.
    https://chicago.eater.com/2019/2/27/182 ... rk-chicago
  • Post #85 - March 4th, 2019, 5:03 pm
    Post #85 - March 4th, 2019, 5:03 pm Post #85 - March 4th, 2019, 5:03 pm
    LPython wrote:Noticed an "AVAILABLE FOR RENT" sign in the window of Steingold's Station, 4642 N Francisco Ave, over by the Francisco Brown Line stop. I went here a couple times, but it was weird. The hours were strange, and somehow the food was a pale imitation of that at the Steingold's mothership on Irving Park. Guess I wasn't the only one to think so.

    Steingold’s Station, the spinoff of popular new-school Jewish deli Steingold’s of Chicago, closed back in October. Owner Aaron Steingold posted in a neighborhood Facebook group that “we are simply unable to deliver the consistency and quality that we strive for, that you deserve, and that we produce on a daily basis at our flagship location” and that he “will work on finding a space closer to the Manor with an actual commercial kitchen.”
    https://chicago.eater.com/2019/1/14/18182185/chicago-restaurant-bar-closures-2019
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #86 - March 7th, 2019, 1:48 pm
    Post #86 - March 7th, 2019, 1:48 pm Post #86 - March 7th, 2019, 1:48 pm
    Just read that Pork & Mindy's is opening a store in Elmwood Park in one of the buildings between Johnnie's and Alpine. Jeff Mauro said construction to begin ASAP
    Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.
    Woody Allen
  • Post #87 - March 7th, 2019, 11:28 pm
    Post #87 - March 7th, 2019, 11:28 pm Post #87 - March 7th, 2019, 11:28 pm
    Marshall K wrote:Just read that Pork & Mindy's is opening a store in Elmwood Park in one of the buildings between Johnnie's and Alpine. Jeff Mauro said construction to begin ASAP

    They can open the one in Old Irving Park any feckin' day now. Anyone know what the holdup with that place is?
  • Post #88 - March 11th, 2019, 12:20 pm
    Post #88 - March 11th, 2019, 12:20 pm Post #88 - March 11th, 2019, 12:20 pm
    A message copied from Yelp regarding Lawrence Fish Market:
    2/8/2019 UPDATE: Hello everyone. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We will reopen our doors and temporarily relocate to

    Bryn Mawr Fresh Market
    3318 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60659
    (773)-267-6838

    Our area will be in the back corner.
    Thank you
    "People sometimes attribute quotes to the wrong person"--Mark Twain
  • Post #89 - March 13th, 2019, 6:05 am
    Post #89 - March 13th, 2019, 6:05 am Post #89 - March 13th, 2019, 6:05 am
    Barbecue joint Pork & Mindy’s plans to open mini restaurants inside 28 Chicago area Mariano’s this year, a huge expansion for the local sandwich shop and a new kind of partnership for the grocery chain.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/business ... story.html
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #90 - March 13th, 2019, 7:09 am
    Post #90 - March 13th, 2019, 7:09 am Post #90 - March 13th, 2019, 7:09 am
    Dave148 wrote:
    Barbecue joint Pork & Mindy’s plans to open mini restaurants inside 28 Chicago area Mariano’s this year, a huge expansion for the local sandwich shop and a new kind of partnership for the grocery chain.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/business ... story.html

    Could they be replacing the Corner Bakeries?
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang

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