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Dimo’s Pizza Opening Cafe, Bar In Lincoln Square This April 

Dimo’s Cafe will feature the company’s creative pizzas alongside other shareables, complete with a full-service bar and seating area.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Popular Lincoln Park Restaurant Evette’s Opening Spot In Lakeview With Daily Brunch, Dinner

Evette's All Day builds on the first two Evette's restaurants by adding a daily brunch menu available until 2 p.m. and new dishes.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

The Understudy, A Theater-Themed Bookstore And Cafe, Debuts In Andersonville

The book and coffee shop will host script readings and other events with local theaters.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Family Celebrates Their Colombian Culture With Magnifico Coffee Shop, Now Open In Avondale

Magnifico, which was brought to life through a city grant, serves Colombian coffee roasted on-site along with Colombian treats such as churros and pandebono con guava.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Burning Bush Brewery Expands With Event Venue And Riverside Patio In North Center

The event venue and riverside patio are opening just in time for Burning Bush Brewery’s third anniversary.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Firewood BBQ Brings Slow-Cooked Brisket, Broiled Steaks And More To Wicker Park

Owners Gosia Pieniazek and Artur Wnorowski also run two other barbecue spots and previously ran the Lokal restaurants. Both have long ties to the Wicker Park area.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ramen-San Opens Double-Decker Location In Lincoln Park

The two-story Halsted Street spot is the hip-hop noodle shop's fourth location in Chicago.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Replay Lincoln Park Transforms Into Paddy’s Pub From ‘Always Sunny’ For St. Patrick’s Day

The bar will host a flip cup tournament, trivia nights and, of course, a St. Patrick's Day bash. The pop-up runs Friday through the end of March.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Fairgrounds Coffee And Tea Closes Wicker Park Location Near Robey Hotel

The Chicago-based chain, which also has locations in Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Dallas, opened the Wicker Park location in 2017.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Small Cheval Is Coming To Wrigleyville This Spring

Small Cheval is a spinoff of the famed Au Cheval. The Wrigleyville outpost will have a full-service bar and private dining room.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Intelligentsia Closing Logan Square And Wicker Park Coffee Shops

Both locations will close April 19. Intelligentsia decided against renewing their leases due to slow traffic and high expenses, a company official said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Andersonville Restaurant Week Returns Friday With 15 Spots Offering Prix Fixe Menus

Participating restaurants include Big Jones, Anteprima and Parson's Chicken & Fish.


Portage Park’s Foundation Tavern & Grill Permanently Closes As Building Gets New Owners

Neighbors and performers said they will miss the bar, and they hope the new owners will keep it running as one of the area's few live performance venues.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Buona Terra Leaving Logan Square After 21 Years As Owners Absorb It Into Their Irving Park Restaurant

The owners long planned to consolidate Buona Terra with Hearth & Crust on Irving Park Road, but pandemic-related staffing shortages pushed them to move forward more quickly.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Southside Market Gets City Grant To Bring Healthy Food Market, Cafe To Chatham

Southside Market will stock its shelves with products sold by local Black and Brown entrepreneurs, sell fresh cafe menu items and give out recipes to shoppers.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Hyde Park Kilwins Will Create ‘Chocolate Garden’ For Community Events After $250,000 Boost From City

"My customers have been very supportive, patient and loyal," owner Jackie Jackson said. "I'm very excited about bringing this for the community."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Mother And Son Open Venezuelan Restaurant In Uptown That Pays Homage To Their Home Country

El Rincón De Fabio opened in late January on Uptown's Argyle Street, the latest non-Asian restaurant to come to the Asia on Argyle district.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Popular Southwest Side Brunch Spot Pochos Opens On Pilsen’s 18th Street

Owners Irene Acosta and Miguel Hernandez opened their restaurant in McKinley Park in 2019. They closed it last year to begin working on their new spot in Pilsen.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

A Look Inside Roundhouse Sports Bar, Now Open In Rocking Horse Spot In Logan Square

The Milwaukee Avenue bar serves American comfort food with an Asian twist, such as cheeseburger egg rolls and Italian beef fried rice.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Empanada Mama And The Pie Man Closing In Lakeview

Co-owners and spouses Deon Benito-Cardillo and Oreste Cardillo are closing their Lakeview bakery to focus on a pie restaurant opening soon in Michigan.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
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