HYDE PARK— Wanting to feed the diverse hungers of the neighborhood, Mikkey's Retro Grill will serve beef, salmon, turkey and veggie burgers. The owner said he wants to top Au Cheval's darling, but at a lower price point, according to DNAinfo. Status: Certified open, 5319 E. Hyde Park Blvd.
LAKEVIEW— City Press Juice & Bottle, a decidedly different concept, has replaced Cluck-U Chicken. Find cold-pressed juices and superfood blends inside this juice bar. Status: Certified open, 2931 N. Broadway St.
LINCOLN PARK— DonChef Bakery is closed and been replaced by Gorilla King Sushi. The neighborhood sushi spot is owned by the same folks behind Jefferson Park's Godzilla Sushi bar. Status: Certified open, 1408 W. Diversey Pkwy.
LINCOLN PARK— BBQ Joint is open after the owners of Taco Joint closed their neighboring Lincoln Park space formerly known as The Mexican. Expect the popular barbecue taco specials that routinely showed up at Taco Joint. Status: Certified open, 1967 N. Halsted St.
GENEVA— Chef Alain Roby, known for All Chocolate Kitchen, has expanded the space into PRIMO, a full-service restaurant offering shared plates and artisanal cheeses and charcuterie. Guests will get to check out Roby's chocolate sculptures from ACK while dining. Status: Certified open, 33 S. Third St. in Geneva.
WEST LOOP— Warm Belly Bakery is stocking and selling 30 varieties of cookies each week, according to DNAinfo. They will eventually offer delivery. Status: Certified open, 1148 W. Monroe St.
CHINATOWN— Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot has expanded into Chicago. Not to be confused with Little Lamb, Little Sheep is serving up authentic Chinese hot pots with a spicy mala chili oil option. Status: Certified open, 2342 S. Wentworth Ave.
OAKBROOK TERRACE— Watch those shawarma robots slice through the meat at another Naf Naf Grill. Look out, they're also opening one in Minnesota. Status: Certified open, 17W746 22nd St., Oakbrook Terrace.
MOUNT PROSPECT— Over in downtown Mount Prospect, there's a replacement for the shuttered Blues Bar. Enter Bar 145, which is banking to fill that massive space with burgers and bourbon. They'll also host live music. Status: Certified open, 2 W. Busse Ave., Mount Prospect.