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Wicker Park’s Falafel & Grill Coming To Uptown

The popular Wicker Park falafel shop will open a location at 1433 W. Montrose Ave.

Falafel & Grill is opening a new location at 1433 W. Montrose Ave. in Uptown.
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UPTOWN — A popular Wicker Park restaurant specializing in Mediterranean food is opening a location in Uptown.

Falafel & Grill will open at 1433 W. Montrose Ave. in mid-November, owner Baker Ali said.

The Milwaukee Avenue restaurant will open a location in the strip mall at Clark Street and Montrose Avenue, taking over the former Real Kitchen spot. It will be takeout-only.

Falafel & Grill is known for casual Mediterannean dishes including gyros, shawarma and falafel. It opened in 2012 at 1317 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Falafel & Grill has branched out beyond Wicker Park before. In 2014, Ali opened a location in Lakeview, which has since closed.

The Uptown location will be the chain’s second spot in operation, Ali said. He said the location will work well for his fast-casual restaurant.

“We’ve been looking for good places to open up,” he said.

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