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.
LAKEVIEW— Vanille Patisserie is opening another location today near the corner of Melrose and Broadway. It joins its Lincoln Park and French Market spaces. Status:Opening today, 3242 N. Broadway 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.
LINCOLN PARK— Kiwi Venture is a new quick serve spot near DePaul. They will serve sandwiches, salads, juices and smoothies, the Tribune reported. Status: Opening Saturday, 1524 W. Fullerton Ave.