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Bow Truss Opens in Roscoe Village; Ex-Xoco Staffer Opens 5 Rabanitos; Many More

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Plus, Coconuts officially takes over Bootleggers, Ryhana's Cuisine goes South Asian off Taylor St., Two Birds One Stone serves hot pots in Lincoln Park, J Smile's sweets, Bienmesabe going Venezuelan and Freshii moves into Navy Pier.

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Bow Truss Roscoe Village
Bow Truss Roscoe Village
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Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

ROSCOE VILLAGE Bow Truss quietly opened its seventh location on Saturday, this time in Roscoe Village. Look for the usual array of artisan coffee, including nitro on tap. Status: Certified open, 2004 W. Roscoe St.

PILSEN— Rick Bayless alums continue to try their hands at their own spots. Ex-Xoco worker Alfonso Sotelo has opened 5 Rabanitos, a BYO serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. [DNAinfo] Status: Certified open, 1758 W. 18th St.

5 rabintotos

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GOLD COAST— Bootleggers' transformation is complete, as Coconutz has arrived on Division Street giving the drag a dose of tropical drinks and light bites. Status: Certified open, 13 W. Division St.

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE— South Asian food lovers don't have to drive to Devon, as Ryhana's Cuisine's here to serve UIC students and workers at the Illinois Medical District. There's wraps, rolls and traditional Indian and Pakistani fare at a low-price point. Status: Certified open, 2253 W. Taylor St.

Ryhanna's Cuisine

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LINCOLN PARK— The former Bar Forza is reborn as Two Birds One Stone. Fans of Southwest Asian hot pots will dig the menu. Apparently, they also host live music. Status: Certified open, 2476 N. Lincoln Ave.

Two Birds One Stone

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CHINATOWN— J Smile 51 is serving up desserts and brunch in Chinatown, with sweets like egg waffles and toast, plus breakfast sandwiches. The bakery/cafe is focusing on desserts, from chocolate caramel tarts to macaroons. Status: Certified open, 3051 S. Archer Ave.

J Smile 2

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RAVENSWOOD— Bienmesabe has taken over the former La Sierra Restaurant space. They're serving Venezuelan fare, from churrasco to coconut and almond cakes. Status: Certified open, 1637 W. Montrose Ave.


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NAVY PIER— Another location of Freshii has sprouted at Navy Pier. It's the chain's 28th location, inside a 500-square-foot spot near the food court, east of the ferris wheel. Status: Certified open, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.

J Smile 51 Cafe

3051 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60608 (773) 254-3051

Two Birds One Stone

2476 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 666-5807

Coconutz Chicago

13 West Division, Chicago, IL (312) 266-0944