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New Japanese Spot Opens in the Loop; Snarf's Issues Apology; More

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LOOP—Ajida, a new Japanese grill and ramen spot, is quietly open at 201 N Wells. The menu focuses on yakitori skewers, fried koshi age mono, ramen and udon noodles. It's open seven days a week. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTH—Jim Seidel, CEO of Snarf's, issued a statement apologizing for the mass firings via email three days before Christmas. "It was insensitive and poorly planned," Seidel wrote. "We recognize now we acted rashly. For this, we apologize to our employees and to our loyal customers who we know we've disappointed." Snarf's is giving the fired employees a week's worth of wages as well. [CBS2]

WICKER PARK—Dirk Flanigan is previewing Il Coniglio again, his upcoming location-less Italian restaurant. On New Year's Eve he's taking over a chef-less restaurant, Storefront Company, offering six courses for $100 (plus $50 for pairings) at two seatings. Dishes include pine smoked bream with sunchoke, roasted venison loin with cider carrot-coppa ragout, and stracci farcito with duck liver. Call the restaurant or reserve seats on Open Table. [EaterWire]

WEST LOOP—Act fast on January 2 if you're interested in attending the 15th "Chicago's Best Wingfest." Taking place February 23 inside Bailey Auditorium (1340 W Washington), the second block of tickets go on sale on January 2. The first block sold out in minutes on December 12. The price is $30 ($65 VIP). [EaterWire]
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Storefront Company

1941 W North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640

Ajida

201 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL

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