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Lure Izakaya Returns; Kanela Opens in Streeterville; 5 More Openings

LaSalle Cafe Luna moves from HoJo to Lincoln Park; Lakeview Kitchen & Market open for sharing; Union League's Wigwam has $630K facelift, Hotel Allegro's bar and Smokey Bones takes Mount Prospect.

Lure Izakaya
Lure Izakaya
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.

LAKEVIEW— It took three years, but Chinatown favorite Lure Izakaya is returning today. They've set up shop inside the former Macku Signature space. StatusSoft opening at 5 p.m. today, 2925 N. Halsted St.

STREETERVILLE— The Giannoulias mini-empire continues to expand, as the family's partnership in the breakfast and brunch mini-chain, Kanela Breakfast Club, sprouted its fourth location yesterday in Streeterville. StatusCertified open, 500 N. Lake Shore Drive [Photo: Facebook]

kanela streeterville

LINCOLN PARK— Lasalle Cafe Luna, the diner that replaced the shuttered Thai Burrito, is serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in Lincoln Park. This was the former restaurant inside the now-razed Howard Johnson Hotel in River North. Status: Certified open, 2439 N. Clark St. [Photo: Ashok Selvam]

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SOUTH LOOP— The Union League of Chicago spent $630,000 renovating its third-floor dining option, the Wigwam, which as re-opened. The breakfast and dinner space debuted in 1933, and hasn't been renovated since the 1990s. Check out the hours and new menu here. [Crain's] Status: Certified open, 65 W. Jackson Blvd.

THE LOOP— Hotel Allegro has a new 18-seat bar. Simply called Bar Allegro, servers offer grab-and-go sandwiches, cold-pressed juices and a variety of cocktails. [Urban DaddyStatus: Certified open, 171 W. Randolph St.

LAKEVIEW— The new shared kitchen and retail space has taken over the former House of Fine Chocolates in Lakeview. Lakeview Kitchen & Market offers kitchen rental space, as well as a place for those clients to sell their goods. Status: Certified open, 3109 N. Broadway St. [Photo: Ashok Selvam]

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MOUNT PROSPECT— Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, the barbecue chain formerly-owned by Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Roy's, etc.), is back with a location in northwest suburban Mount Prospect, inside Randhurst Village Shopping Center. They may open another one in the Chicago area next year. [Tribune] Status: Certified open, 1 Randhurst Village Dr., Mount Prospect.

Union League Club Of Chicago

65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604 (312) 427-7800

Hotel Allegro

171 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 236-0123 Visit Website