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Ora Sushi, Al Dente, Jin Thai, Quay Now Open

ANDERSONVILLE—While Hamamatsu quietly closed a few weeks ago, the owners gave the space a complete overhaul with a fresh design and opened Ora Sushi. The 28-seat spot (with seven more at the sushi bar) is bright and clean, with candle fixtures on the wall and a brown and white color scheme. [EaterWire]

OLD IRVING PARK—Chef Javier Perez, who has cooked in some of Chicago's best kitchens, like Spiaggia, MK and Cibo Matto, last week opened Al Dente, an intimate American BYO spot focusing on seasonal ingredients with Italian, Mexican and French influences. [EaterWire]

EDGEWATERJin Thai took over the shuttered Panda Panda location, opened a few weeks ago, but Tribune writer Kevin Pang recently went and tweeted that it's, "terrific in every respect. Sleek interior, great food, family-run service, parking aplenty. We'll be back. [@kevinthepang]

RIVER EAST—While it quietly soft-opened about 10 days, Quay Restaurant and Bar is now officially open and in full swing at the east end of River East Art Center in the former De La Costa space. [EaterWire]

Jin Thai Cuisine

5458 N Broadway Street, Chicago, Illinois 60640 773 681 0555 Visit Website