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New mk Pastry Chef; Bergstein's NY Deli Coming to Hyde Park; More

RIVER NORTH—Lisa Bonjour is the new mk pastry chef, taking over for the departed Stephanie Mazzone. Bonjour, a veteran from Quince, BOKA, and Epic, is changing over the dessert menu. Two new ones are already out: a rhubarb compote with cornmeal cake and wildflower honey ice cream; and strwaberries, lemon biscuit, and balsamic ice cream. [EaterWire]

HYDE PARK—Another new restaurant is coming to Hyde Park, and this one is an expansion from Chicago Heights. Bergstein's NY Deli, which serves Jewish deli-style sandwiches as well as wraps and caesar salads, is working on a location next to Woodlawn Tap and shooting for a September opening. [Crain's]

WEST LOOP—The Daily Feed, a casual cafe from The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group, quietly opened in the Crossfit Gym on 1031 W. Madison early in the month. They have grab-and-go service as well as 20 seats. [EaterWire]

LINCOLN PARK—The first Smashburger in the city is opening on May 29 at 2031 N. Clybourn. In addition to their usual offerings, there will also be a "Windy City burger" and a "Windy City Smashchicken sandwich" on the menu. [EaterWire]

CHINATOWN—Chinatown Cafe, a 30-year-old unassuming Chinese and American joint, is closing in two days. Look for farewell parties at 2604 S. Wentworth. [Zagat]
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