NOBLE SQUARE— Kate's Thai Kitchen is ready to go inside a former La Pasadita space (don't worry, kids, there's still one left). Its a rustic space with BYO, lunch, dinner and carry out. Status: Certified open, 1132 N. Ashland Ave.
WEST RIDGE— A Nigerian husband-and-wife duo are taking over the former Noora Cafe. They've opened Simi's, a Nigerian BYO restaurant, serving up stews, fried plantains and more, according to DNAinfo. Status: Opening today, 6310 N. Western Ave.
WICKER PARK— Annex Nightclub is ready to roar inside the former Ohm space at the neighborhood nexus above Wicker Park Tavern. Robbie Rivera and a cast of other DJs will open the new second-floor dance spot above Wicker Park's North/Damen/Milwaukee intersection. Status: Opening tonight, 1958 W. North Ave.
WEST LOOP— BenjYehuda is expanding again, this time inside Ogilvie Transportation Center. Expect the same fries and wraps at this new spot. Status: Certified open, Ogilvie Transportation Center, next to Panda Express, 500 W. Madison St.
LINCOLN PARK— Sublime Sushi is opening its second late-night spot tomorrow, this time near Oz Park. They're offering an opening 20-percent discount and a free appetizer if customers "like" them on Facebook. Status: Opening tomorrow, 2235 N. Lincoln Ave.
DUNNING— Lone Star BBQ Bar has replacing Crazy Calabrese Pizza on Harlem Avenue. They're touting Texas-style barbecue, with staples like baby back ribs, brisket and the "King Ranch Chicken," a Tex-Mex casserole that they describe as lasagne with tortillas. Status: Certified open, 3350 N. Harlem Ave.