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Halal Guys Opening End of August; Tunney Wants Curbside Cafes; More

Cindy's and Pub Royale are starting weekend brunch and Taste of Latin America is this weekend.

The Halal Guys
The Halal Guys
Ashok Selvam
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.

GOLD COAST— Despite rumors that it will open earlier, Chicago's first Halal Guys location won't open at least until the end of August. The owner had to politely ask for a fake Facebook Event with a false opening date to be taken down. [EaterWire]

LAKEVIEW/LINCOLN PARK— Chicago Ald. (44th) Tom Tunney wants to try curbside cafes out from May to the end of September along Clark Street, between Diversey and Wellington. These cafes would be in places with sidewalks too narrow for traditional sidewalk cafes. The restaurant owners would have to compensate the city for loss revenue from parking meters. [Sun-Times]

MAGNIFICENT MILE— Cindy's, the rooftop venue at the Chicago Athletic Association, is offering weekend brunch starting Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out the menu and reservations here. In a brunch-related note, Pub Royale will start their own Anglo-Indian brunch tradition, launching their own brunch service this weekend over in Wicker Park, check out the link for more. [EaterWire]

LOGAN SQUARE— Taste of Latin America returns for its third year, going from Saturday to Sunday on the 3600 block of West Armitage Avenue. The action starts at 11 a.m. and goes to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 9 p.m. on Sunday. Food vendors include Sabor Latino, La Bomba, Cemitas Puebla, Mekato's Colombian Bakery, La Palma Puerto Rican Restaurant and Xocoatl Churros. Check here for more info. [EaterWire]

Cemitas Puebla

817 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 455-9200 Visit Website


925 West Randolph Street, , IL 60607 (312) 690-7295 Visit Website

Pub Royale

2049 West Division Street, , IL 60622 (773) 661-6874 Visit Website

Chicago Athletic Association

12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL (312) 940-3552 Visit Website


1500 Colorado Boulevard, , CA 90041 (323) 257-7375 Visit Website