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POSTED October 16, 2014


The latest from the Boka Group (BOKA, Balena, Girl & the Goat), this modern Japanese restaurant has teak paneling, a basement-level bar and a streamlined look that harkens back to Japan circa 1960. Pay a visit for an array of sushi offerings, silken tofu soup ($10), the tomato-based Momotaro Tartare ($9) and plenty of sake and Japanese whiskys.

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POSTED October 9, 2014

Kanela Breakfast Club

One of the city's most popular brunch spots has opened a third location, this time on Wicker Park's bustling Milwaukee Avenue. The space is cozy and inviting, much like the Lakeview and Old Town locations, and showcases a menu full of old favorites such as a $5 unlimited BYOB Bloody Mary bar and chocolate bacon waffles ($12), as well as new items such as vegan chia seed pudding ($7), a Southwest chicken wrap ($11) and more.

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POSTED September 25, 2014

Dove's Luncheonette

After much buzz, Dove's Luncheonette, the latest restaurant from Paul Kahan and the One Off Hospitality Group (The Publican, Blackbird, Nico Osteria), is now open. The 41-seat counter-service spot in Wicker Park boasts Southern-inspired Mexican fare like red chile enchiladas, pozole rojo and smoked brisket taco norteño, as well as Mexican sodas, Rare Tea Cellars tea, Dark Matter Coffee and an impressive selection of tequila and mezcal. Stop in morning, noon and night to get your fix.

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POSTED September 18, 2014

Yusho Hyde Park

Matthias Merges's long-awaited Yusho Hyde Park outpost is now open. The small plate-focused Japanese eatery is located mere minutes from sister restaurant A10 and showcases menu items that span from steamed buns ($9) stuffed with double-fried chicken or glazed pork belly to "Logan Poser" ramen ($15) and rhubarb and lemongrass funnel cake ($6). The ultra-modern space is minimalist with punches of turquoise and yellow.

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POSTED September 11, 2014

Parlor Pizza Bar

One of our most anticipated fall pizza shops opens Friday in the West Loop. The mult-level eatery has a rooftop beer garden, ground-level patio, nearly 20 varieties of wood-fired, Neopolitan-style pies, including a classic pizza margherita ($10) and the Hawaii Pie O ($14), and some 75 domestic and international beer options. Time for a pizza party. 

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  • Momotaro
  • Kanela Breakfast Club
  • Dove's Luncheonette
  • Yusho Hyde Park
  • Parlor Pizza Bar


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