EVANSTON—Former Publican chef de cuisine Brian Huston officially returns home to Evanston when he soft opens Boltwood tonight with his brother and two other partners. Huston is keeping the menu close to the vest, but click here take a look around. [EaterWire]
RIVER NORTH—Enolo Wine Bar also opens tonight in the former Bombay Spice space connected to Roka Akor. In addition to the wine and cocktails, small plates, including many types of bruschetta, are on the menu. [EaterWire]
SOUTH LOOP—A new Asian fusion spot is open at 888 S. Michigan. Look for sushi, robata-grilled items, and a full bar at Niu B. [Sloopin/EaterWire]
SOUTH LOOP—Another Porkchop opened last Friday at 555 S. Dearborn. This one is a fast-casual version with a limited menu and little seating. [Sloopin/EaterWire]
LOOP—A new Al's Beef is now open at 234 S. Wabash. The counter-service and catering spot is the first to include a new look and branding for the Italian beef chain. [EaterWire]
BUCKTOWN—GBD Cakes and Sweets, a mother/daughter operation at 2039 N. Western, opened on Saturday. Look for specialty cakes and Mexican-flavored pastries there. [DNAinfo]
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