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Estelle's/Easy Bar Owner Building Bucktown Bar; World of Beer Heading to Loop; More

Goose Island Island's Fulton Market tap room progressing; Mexican/Asian fusion in Logan Square; World of Beer in Chicago; New coffee shop in the South Loop; Firefly Kitchen in Willmette.

1910 N. Milwaukee Ave.
1910 N. Milwaukee Ave.
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.

1) BUCKTOWN— Four Entertainment Group (Estelle's, Easy Bar) has a bar brewing at 1910 N. Milwaukee Ave. The ownership didn't return messages requesting further details. [DNAinfo]

2) THE LOOP— The third location Illinois of World of Beer is on its way inside the Jewelers Building at 15-19 S. Wabash Ave. The franchise owner says he's planning to open five in Chicago, as he already owns locations in Evanston and Naperville. [Crain's]

3) SOUTH LOOP— La Haven Coffee will open soon at 1240 S. Michigan Ave. They aren't run by La Colombe but they will serve its coffee. [Sloopin]

4) EVANSTON— A new restaurant is planned for a March opening inside the Hilton Orrington/Evanston Hotel at 1710 Orrington Ave. It's called the ETown Bistro. [EaterWire]

5) LOGAN SQUARE— Baocos, a concept mixing Mexican and Southeast Asian tastes, could open in late April at 1904 N. Western Ave. It's from the owner of the Melting Pot fondue restaurants. [DNAinfo]

6) WILMETTE— Firefly Kitchen is targeting a mid-April open at 111 Green Bay Road in suburban Willmette. James Pierce, manager of the bar at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago, is part of the Firefly team, which also includes chef Dean Salerno. [EaterWire]

World of Beer

1601 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 328-3688 Visit Website


1904 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 360-8085

Firefly Kitchen

111 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091 (224) 408-2464

La Haven Coffee

1240 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 (312) 967-9912 Visit Website