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More Socca Details; Flash Taco Adding DJ Booth!; More

LAKEVIEW—Updating the reported upcoming Socca shuttering, management issued a statement today. "Socca's current lease expires on June 30 (which may be extended). and we plan on serving the same great food that you have been enjoying for the past decade. We also plan on bringing back Socca favorites such as the monster meatball. The team at Socca wishes its chef and fearless leader, Roger Herring, the best in all of his future endeavors. Rest assured, The culinary team of Joel, Ricky and Pelone, who have been leading the charge in the kitchen for the past couple of years will continue to create the dishes that our guests. We hope to see you soon!" [EaterWire]

WICKER PARK—Sounds like Flash Taco is getting fancy. The late-night casual Mexican staple is adding a DJ booth, a neon sign, Lucha Libre masks, and overhauling the menu. In business for nearly fifteen years, they're closing Monday for a week to implement the changes. [DNAinfo]

RIVER NORTH—The revived Centro Ristorante, shuttered for 12 years, has announced a May 20 opening date. More details forthcoming. [EaterWire]

OLD TOWN—Eyewitnesses report that the North Avenue location of Flat Top Grill has closed up. The location is also absent from the website, leaving Lakeview, Loop, and West Loop as the only outposts of the stir fry-it-yourself chain left in the city. [EaterWire]

MAGNIFICENT MILE—Interested in making toffee and drinking wine on the Magnificent Mile? Check out the toffee making class at ENO Wine Bar on Tuesday. Margy Kaye of Sweet Margy Confection Diva will be there, as will custom wine pairings, for $35. [EaterWire]

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