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Opening Report: Via Lima Brings Peru to North Center; 2nd Meatloaf Bakery; More

Plus, Catalpa Kitchen in Logan, Southern France invades Lakeview, Starfish's return, T & B Grill in Albany Park, another How Do You Roll? and Ryo Sushi.

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Via Lima
Via Lima
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.

NORTH CENTER— Via Lima gives Chicago another choice for Peruvian food tomorrow. The 80-seat dining area will be for weekend brunch and dinner. Check out the dinner menu here. Owner/chef Eni Cadena has used family recipes in the menu, and they'll serve a slate of cocktails that include pisco. Status: Opening Tuesday, 4024 N. Lincoln Ave.

WEST LOOP— The Meatloaf Bakery has added a second location to accompany the original in Lincoln Park. The bakery, which uses ground meat to fashion cupcakes and other loafs, is now open inside Chicago's French Market. The offerings will cater to commuters. Status: Certified open, 131 N. Clinton St.

LAKEVIEW— Southern Francethe bakery cafe from Amanda Tommey Terbush (former head of R & D at Vosges Haut-Chocolat) is open. The seasonal pastry menu features tarts, buttermilk biscuits and more. Status: Certified open, 1405 W. Irving Park Road.

LINCOLNSHIRE— Starfish, a Japanese restaurant that originally opened on Randolph and Halsted 18 years ago, has been reborn in suburban Lincolnshire. Maximilian Pak (Wildfish) is back, offering sushi and other Japanese items. Status: Certified open, 185 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire. [Pioneer Press]

ALBANY PARK— Among the many Korean restaurants in the area, T & B Grill, open after passing its food inspection. Menu details weren't available, but it's fair to expect burgers, fries and tacos. Status: Now open, 3658 W. Lawrence Ave.

THE LOOP— The second Chicago location of How Do You Roll? is open inside the Palmer House Hilton. They fast-casual Japanese chain offers diners customizable options. Status: Now open, 118 S. Wabash Ave.

THE LOOP— More sushi goodness, as Ryo Sushi is serving up lunch and dinner in The Loop. The insides feature a modern decor. Status: Now open, 62 E. Madison St.