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Opening Report: Taco In A Bag on Wednesday; Roland Liccioni's Cochon Volant; More

Much more: Pasta Bowl opens in Wicker Park; Shakou in St. Charles; Hero Coffee Bar in Roscoe; Brazilian in Little Village; Another Freshii in Evanston.

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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.

1) LINCOLN SQUARE— Taco In a Bag, the brick and mortar venue from Glutton Force Five, will open on Wednesday. Check out their menu here. Status: Opening Wednesday, 4604 N. Lincoln Ave.

2) THE LOOP— Cochon Volant opens on Tuesday inside the Hyatt Centric Hotel, according to Crain's. The French restaurant is a project of chef Roland Liccioni (Les Nomades) and Matt Ayala (Gilt Bar, Schwa, Moto). Status: Opening Tuesday, 100 W. Monroe St.

3) WICKER PARK— Pasta Bowl's new Wicker Park location officially opened to the public on Sunday. The Italian-American pasta-centric restaurant will offer virtually the same menu as the original Lincoln Park spot. Status: Certified open, 1852 W. North Ave.

4) ST. CHARLES— Shakou Sushi's second location opened over the weekend in suburban St. Charles. The new post joins the original location in Libertyville. Status: Certified open, 312 W. Main St.

5) ROSCOE VILLAGE— Hero Coffee Bar has opened its second location. The first location opened last year in the South Loop. Status: Certified open, 2111 W. Roscoe St.

6) LITTLE VILLAGE— Cariocas Brazilian Food opened Thursday. The Brazilian ownership offer lunch and dinner buffets. Status: Certified open, 3435 W. 26th St.

7) EVANSTON— Freshii continues to expand, as its Evanston location opened on Saturday. Status: Certified open, 1596 Sherman Ave.

Taco In A Bag

4603 North Lincoln Avenue, , IL 60625 (773) 250-2437 Visit Website

Hero Coffee Bar

2111 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60618 (773) 687-9431

cochon Volant

, Chicago, IL (312) 754-6560