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Blackwood BBQ Opening Soon in Lakeview; Madison Tavern in Ogilvie; More

Plus, Wicker Park gets Whiskey Business and three additional openings.

Blackwood BBQ Lakeview
Blackwood BBQ Lakeview
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.

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 LOOPRachel 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.

Madison Tavern

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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.

Whiskey Business Marc Much/Eater Chicago

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HYDE PARKGreenline Coffee opened its second location, this time inside the Chicago Innovation Exchange, which is part of the University of Chicago, according to the Tribune. The first opened in 2014 in Woodlawn. Chef Sean Myers (who worked under Charlie Trotter) wants to give enterprising folks a meeting space, serving a soul food-inspired menu and Bridgeport Coffee. Status: Certified open, 1452 E. 53rd St.

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.

Brazilian Bowl Albany park

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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.

La Havana Cafe Humboldt

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Blackwood BBQ

307 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 621-9663 Visit Website

Ogilvie Transportation Center

500 West Madison Street, , IL 60661

La Havana Cafe

2525 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 697-8300

Whiskey Business

1367 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 698-7362 Visit Website