LINCOLN PARK—The Red Lion Pub is opening on July 16, six years after the original location closed. Spero Botsis is the chef and he'll unveil the house Red Lion burger with red Leicester cheese and stout-grilled onions to the menu. Time to relive old memories and create some new ones. [EaterWire]
RIVER NORTH—Wollensky's Grill is closing for expansion renovations and will re-open in the fall. Other changes will include (hopefully) faster service along with a shrinking of portion and plate sizes to promote sharing. [Marina City]
RAVENSWOOD—The group behind Fountainhead is looking to open a food and beverage market in a storefront next to the restaurant, but have to get residents' okay since liquor licenses are on hold. The community can lend their support or voice their dissent via Facebook, e-mail or in-person at a public meeting on July 14 (6:30 p.m.) at 1900 W. Leland Ave. [DNAinfo]
RIVER NORTH—Roka Akor Chicago is celebrating its third anniversary this Thursday with special promotions (30 percent off all omakase and all bottles of sake, $1 sake at the Robata Grill Bar). Join them in the celebration. [EaterWire]
WEST LOOP—Carmichael's is hosting this year's Festiv-Ale, the annual beer fest and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fundraiser. Expect brewers and local chefs collaborating on new ales, a peek at Right Bee Cider, live music and much more. [RedEye]
UPDATE: The Red Lion Pub is now opening on July 16.