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Opening Report: Jeni's Ice Creams Opens in Wicker; Venezuelan in Wrigleyville; More

Contadino serves up Italian in Wilmette and Pita Pit opens in Rogers Park for Loyola students.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
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) WICKER PARK— Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams opens tonight, giving the first 50 in line free ice cream scoops and other swag from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This is the Ohio import's second Chicago shop. Status: Opening tonight, 1505 N. Milwaukee Ave.

2) WRIGLEYVILLE— Puesto Sandwich Stand, a Venezuelan restaurant/bakery cafe has opened on Sheffield. Check out their menu here. Status: Certified open, 3349 N. Sheffield Ave.

3) WILMETTE— Contadino, an upscale Italian restaurant, is opening tonight for dinner in the former The Avenue space on the North Shore. Former Filini chef Will Johnson helms the kitchen. Status: Opening at 5 p.m., 1146 Wilmette Ave. in Wilmette.

4) ROGERS PARK— Pita Pit has found its latest college campus to sling sandwiches to students. The chain has opened a post near Loyola University, reports DNAinfo. Status: Certified open, 6558 N. Sheridan Road.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

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