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Foodseum Opens In Block 37; Eastman Egg Co. Ready at Ogilvie; More

Lowcountry brings seafood bags to Wrigleyville, couple opens Grandpa's Delight and Bar Rista Cafe keeps it simple in turnover-plagued space.

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THE LOOP— Foodseum opened in Block 37 on Saturday. This is a big break for the food museum, which was previously limited to pop-up exhibits at festivals. The first exhibit covers encased meats of the world. Status: Certified open, Block 37, 108 N. State St., second floor.

WEST LOOP— The Eastman Egg Company has a new post inside the Ogilvie Transportation Center at a former Caribou Coffee. They started as a food truck, and now have two locations to serve up breakfast sandwiches and more. Status: Certified open, 500 W. Madison Ave., second floor.

eastman egg madison

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WRIGLEYVILLE— Lowcountry is ready for the stretch run in Wrigleyville, bringing those plastic bags full of seasoned seafood and karaoke to Lakeview in the old Blokes & Birds space. Status: Certified open, 3343 N. Clark St.

Lowcountry Seafood Restaurant Karaoke Wrigleyville Photos

Photo: Marc Much

MCKINLEY PARK— There's a new ice cream cafe from a Peoria couple. The Avitias have opened Grandpa's Delight, serving up ice cream, coffee and sandwiches. Status: Certified open, 2025 W. 35th St. [DNAinfo]

RAVENSWOOD— Bar Rista Cafe is serving soups, salads and sandwiches. They also have beer and wine. It's the former Troquet and Mangal Bar & Grill space, as the latter shuttered last year. Status: Certified open, 1834 W. Montrose Ave. [DNAinfo]

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Ogilvie Transportation Center

500 West Madison Street, , IL 60661

Block 37

108 N State Street, Chicago, IL 60602 Visit Website


3343 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 996-9997

The Eastman Egg Company

23 N Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 384-1011 Visit Website