THE LOOP—The newest Bow Truss Coffee Roasters opened for business this morning, giving office workers, students, and tourists an artisan java option on Michigan and Jackson. That now makes five Bow Truss locations, with six more slated to open soon. Status: Certified open, 73 E. Jackson.
LOGAN SQUARE—The Black Lion Tavern is the latest bar to hit Logan Square after the loungey spot quietly opened earlier this month. Ownership has big plans for a restaurant, rooftop, and a grand opening with an actual lion on Aug. 15 at the three-level space on Milwaukee Avenue. Status: Certified open, 2434 N. Milwaukee Ave. [DNAinfo]
SKOKIE—Cajun-style seafood, best-known in Chicago at the hotspot The Angry Crab, is officially a thing as The Boiler Crab & Crawfish, from the people behind Kabul House, quietly opened in Skokie a few weeks ago. There's the requisite seafood by the pound, sauce combinations, parchment paper on tables and bibs. Status: Certified open, 3445 Dempster St., Skokie.
OLD TOWN—French cafe and bakery chain Le Pain Quotidien opened its newest location in Old Town. Status: Certified open, 1562 N. Wells St.
ALBANY PARK—T & B Grill, a casual spot for tacos, burgers, sliders, and crab mac and cheese is quietly open on Lawrence. Status: Certified open, 3658 W. Lawrence Ave.