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River North

  1. Coming Soon
    Rancics Unveil Name For LEYE Italian RestaurantNot to be confused with RL, RM, or RJ Grunts, the Rancics have decided to name their restaurant RPM Italian.
  2. Openings
    What to Drink at Doré Lounge, Opening Tomorrow in River NorthEverything’s gold at this post-recession speakeasy.
  3. Closings
    RIP CND: The Gyros Staple Closes After 37 YearsMuch-beloved diner CND Gyros and Lounge is closing after 37 years.
  4. Openings
    Ed Debevic’s Plans to Get Indignant at Water Tower PlaceThe diner chain is moving uptown to the Magnificent Mile.
  5. Openings
    What to Eat at Benny’s Chop House, Now Open in River NorthSteak, steak, and more steak at Benny Siddu’s by-the-book spot.
  6. Openings
    Rosebud Owners Will ‘Eatt’ in River NorthEatt will serve up comfort food in the former home of Vong’s Thai Kitchen.
  7. Openings
    What to Eat at Dos Diablos, Opening Soon in River NorthConventional cantina fare is on offer at River North’s newest taco location.
  8. Openings
    High-Roller Steakhouses Invade River NorthChicago Cut Steakhouse and Mastro’s both set their sights on River North.
  9. Openings
    Grahamwich Has a HomeThe sandwich and soft-serve shop lands in River North.
  10. What to Eat
    What to Eat at English, Now Under the Helm of Radhika DesaiThe formerly pubby menu now has duck confit dumplings.
  11. Circle of Life
    Blue Frog Expands to River North; Planned Nella II Now Davanti EnotecaPlus: Letizia’s aims for a June opening, and both Kitsch’n River North and Bamboo Blue are closing.
  12. Circle of Life
    When God Closes an A Mano, He Opens a Mia FrancescaThe Bin 36 group’s restaurant announces its closure on the same day that the twentieth Mia Francesca takes a bow.
  13. Chef Shuffle
    Alinea’s Justin Leone Defects to Benny’s Chop HouseA sommelier goes from pairing wine to molecular insanity to … a steakhouse?
  14. Openings
    What to Eat at Sable, Opening March 24Check out the creamed corn creme brulee.
  15. Empire Building
    Clarke’s Expands to River North, Bucktown, Infinity, and BeyondThe diner signs leases in Bucktown and River North, has eyes on further expansion.
  16. Openings
    Gilt Set to Open February 16Details on Brendan Sodikoff’s tavern, opening soon in River North.
  17. Openings
    24-Hour Eggsperience Opening Soon in River NorthThe suburban brunch mini-chain opens a 24-hour branch right downtown.
  18. Openings
    What to Eat at State Street Pizza CompanyRiver North’s latest joint is, amazingly, not a taco restaurant.
  19. Taco Loco
    Moe’s Cantina Opening a River North OutpostRiver North gets yet another taco restaurant.
  20. Openings
    Oh, Hey, Another Beer-Centric Sports Bar Is ComingRiver North gets a bar that even its investors admit is unremarkable.
  21. Closings
    Closed: BluprintThe Merchandise Mart restaurant has shut its doors.
  22. Openings
    What to Eat at Epic, Opening Tomorrow in River NorthA BLT Steak vet opens up shop on Hubbard Street.
  23. Openings
    The Purple Pig: Delayed, But Now With Pig Merchandise!The restaurant should open around Christmas, and will sell copious logo’d merchandise.
  24. Closings
    Vong’s Thai Kitchen Closing at the End of DecemberThe restaurant that launched Stephanie Izard, among others, shuts its doors after a decade.
  25. Openings
    Dos Diablos Banks on Tacos Still Being the New BurgersIs there really a taco shortage in River North?
  26. Openings
    What to Eat at RB Grille, Now OpenRock Bottom Brewery’s fine-dining sibling takes its bow.
  27. Empire Building
    Candy In, Sandwiches OutBombon closes a location; Candyality opens another one.
  28. Openings
    Say Hello to Guild Gilt, Taking Over the Former Aigre DouxA French Laundry and LEYE vet plans to open a “low cost” restaurant.
  29. Openings
    What To Eat At Aja, Opening Thursday Where Ajasteak Used To BeAjasteak’s new identity goes for casual small-plates Asian.
  30. Foodievents
    Tonight, Club Lago Officially ReopensDiners tonight get free champagne and valet parking.
  31. Openings
    The Fifth Taking Over Half Of Kitsch’n River NorthThe new restaurant from Dine & Drink, Inc. is opening inside one of their other restaurants.
  32. Openings
    Club Lago Is Now OpenThe restaurant soft-opened last night.
  33. Protests
    The Xoco Protest Flyer Attacks Rick Bayless’s ‘Celebrity Awards’Goldberg General Contracting, not Rick Bayless, is the target of protesters outside his churreria.
  34. Protests
    Breaking: Protesters In Front Of XocoWorkers protesting a contracting company are using Rick Bayless’s name.
  35. Openings
    Havana Opens; The Original Alps ReturnsTwo new openings: a pan-Latin tequila bar and a throwback pancake house.
  36. Openings
    Club Lago Set To Reopen This MonthAfter a six-month closure, the beloved Italian restaurant readies for a reopening.
  37. Menus
    Mercadito: The MenuA look at Mercadito’s menu, now in soft-open.
  38. Openings
    What To Eat At Mercadito, Opening ThursdayMercadito Chicago opens Thursday with a taco-heavy menu.
  39. Temporary Closings
    Lalo’s And Artemio’s Tacos Shuttered By DPHThe DPH strikes again, citing two Mexican restaurants for unrelated violations.
  40. The Other Critics
    Inside The ‘Chipotle-esque’ XocoA sneak peek at Rick Bayless’s new tortas-and-churros joint.
  41. Openings
    What to Eat at XOCO, Opening September 8The menu for Rick Bayless’s quick-serve Mexican street food restaurant features tortas, caldos, and some serious bakery items.
  42. Menus
    Eve To Launch Weekend Brunch In SeptemberA new brunch menu launches September 5.
  43. The Great Outdoors
    A Provincial PatioProvince debuts their outdoor dining space.
  44. Openings
    Opening Tomorrow: Orange River NorthA River North outpost opens for the brunch mini-chain.
  45. Openings
    Now Open in River North: e.leaven Food CompanyA Chicago outpost of the Jackson Hole, WY, brunch spot lands downtown.
  46. Menus
    What to Eat at Piccolo Sogno, Summer EditionSummery Italian? Definitely not an oxymoron.