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Lokal Expands to Lakeview Today; Kuma's Opens in Burbs; More

Plus, Porkchop expands to the Sloop, New York Wing Factory in Lincoln Park, and three more.

Lokal Lakeview
Lokal Lakeview
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LAKEVIEW—Wicker Park's Euro-inspired comfort food, cocktail, and DJ lounge Lokal is opening its second, larger location tonight at 2500 N. Ashland. Look for similar food as the original but a much larger bar menu, focusing on whiskey and craft beer, as well as later hours. Dinner service is on the docket all weekend and brunch kicks off on Sunday. Check out the menus below. Status: Opening at 5 p.m., 2500 N. Ashland Avenue. [EaterWire]

SCHAUMBURG—The expansion of the iconic and ever-busy heavy metal burger spot, Kuma's Corner, has reached the burbs. The Schaumburg location opened yesterday to similarly long lines and suburbanite hysteria at 1570 E. Golf Road. That makes four Kuma's locations now, if you're counting: The Avondale original, Kuma's Too on Diversey, Kuma's Indianapolis, and now Schaumburg. Status: Certified open, 1570 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg. [EaterWire]

Kuma's Schaumburg

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SOUTH LOOP—Porkchop's steakhouse concept Chop opened yesterday in the Roosevelt Collection shopping and entertainment center at 1017 S. Delano Court. The 99-seat spot serves steak ($19-64) and other grilled meats, plenty of draft beer and cocktails, and will roll out lunch and brunch services soon. Status: Certified open, 1017 S. Delano Court. [Crains]


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LINCOLN PARK—New York Wing Factory, a New Jersey import that sells, well, Buffalo wings, soft-opened Wednesday in a former Buffalo Wild Wings at 2464 N. Lincoln. Status: Certified soft open, 2464 N. Lincoln Avenue. [EaterWire]

New York Wing Factory Facebook

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OAK LAWN—Texas-based chain Mooyah Burgers opened its third Chicagoland location on Monday at 6256 W. 95th Street. Lombard and Glenview outposts opened last year. Status: Certified open, 6256 W. 95th Street. [Patch]

LAKEVIEW—Meatball Hero & Pasta, a new spot that serves scratch-made, well, meatballs, heros and pasta, opened this week in the former Sandwich Me In space in 3037 N. Clark. Read the full menu on the website. Status: Certified open, 3037 N. Clark Street. [UrbanDaddy]

Meatball Hero & Pasta

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ROSEMONT—Lindt Chocolate Bar, the Swiss chocolatier's "first ever stand-alone chocolate drinks bar," is opening tomorrow in the Fashion Outlets of Chicago. Stop by between noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for freebies. Status: Opening tomorrow, 5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont. [EaterWire]