—Cult favorite ramen chain Ramen Misoya is opening its first location in the city of Chicago on Monday at 213 E. Ohio St., the restaurant revealed on social media. The Japanese chain has one Chicagoland location, in suburban Mount Prospect.
—The original Glazed & Infused Damen Avenue walkup window is officially shuttered in the former Francesca's Forno space in Wicker Park, DNAinfo reports. It was scheduled to close in mid-December following Forno's shuttering in October and One Off Hospitality taking over. The local doughnut chain is hoping to find a new location somewhere else in the neighborhood.
—Bub City is officially the concept that Lettuce Entertain You is bringing to the former Toby Keith's I Love This Bar space in Rosemont, according to the Tribune. The second Bub City will have a very similar menu to the River North country and barbecue hotspot but include a 1,500-capacity concert venue. Toby Keith's was forced to shutter in October but LEYE wouldn't confirm what concept it would use at that time.
—A bundt cake-only bakery chain aptly-named Nothing Bundt Cakes is opening on Sunday in a plaza at 1953 N. Clybourn in Lincoln Park.
—West Loopers have a new option for coffee (and cotton candy!) in the form of a boutique, Rider. It opened on Tuesday at 1115 W. Lake St. and serves Bow Truss coffee and multiple flavors of cotton candy, including salted caramel and Saigon cinnamon.
—Lincoln Square's Shawarma Inn is opening a Bucktown location at 2011 N. Damen, DNAinfo reports.