Restaurants & Bars
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.