LAKEVIEW— [UPDATE: Management emailed and announced a new opening date.] Blackwood BBQ is opening its third location
tomorrow next week in Lakeview. Craft beer will be served and officials are calling the space, near the Belmont CTA red and brown line station, its flagship. There's new items including a kids' menu and a chipotle potato salad. Status: Opening on Saturday Jan. 30, 962 W. Belmont Ave.
WEST LOOP— Rachel Dennis has opened another bar, this time inside the Ogilvie Transportation Center. It's called Madison Tavern and they're serving up burgers, sandwiches, tacos, salads and more. The Randolph Tavern and Tapworks owner wants to yet again focus on the professional crowd. Status: Certified open, 500 W. Madison St.
WICKER PARK— For a dose of 80s and 90s nostalgia, head over to the long-awaited opening of Whiskey Business, the companion concept to the Cheesie's Pub & Grub that opened next door on Dec. 31. Then think about spring when customers will be able use that lovely rooftop bar. Status: Opening today, 1365 N. Milwaukee Ave.
ALBANY PARK— The second outpost of Brazilian Bowl is now open in Albany Park. They take the Chipotle fast-casual model to serve up Brazilian meat and rice bowls, reports DNAinfo. Status: Certified open, 3200 W. Lawrence Ave.
HUMBOLDT PARK— The former Division Street Bar & Grill has a new tenant: A Cuban restaurant. DNAinfo reports that La Havana Cafe is now open, with classic Cuban dishes including ropa vieja, black bean soup and marekita on the menu. Status: Certified open, 2535 W. Division St.