AROUND TOWN— There's no location yet, but a popular St. Louis food truck is planning to open a restaurant in Chicago. The Windy City location would be Guerrilla Street Food's second brick-and-mortar spot, according to Sauce Magazine. They serve Filipino-inspired food.
LOGAN SQUARE— In a city without too many spots dedicated to tea, a new spot is focusing on South Asian versions of the drink. Chiya Chai is coming soon, and they're listed at 2770 N. Milwaukee Ave. on their Facebook page. They'll also serve food.
LINCOLN PARK— A year after applying for a liquor license, the owners of German beer hall Prost! are finally talking about their new project down the street. Millie's Supper Club promises to be a Wisconsin-inspired supper club experience with retro cocktails at 2438 N. Lincoln Ave., according to the Tribune.
LINCOLN PARK— There's finally some movement regarding the former Vapiano space on Clark near Wrightwood. Ald. (43rd) Michelle Smith's office is seeking public input before granting a permit change to allow Michigan-based HopCat BrewPub chain to move into the vacant space at 2577 N. Clark St., according to DNAinfo. Vapiano closed in 2014. HopCat isn't the first post-Vapiano plan for the space, as the Oak+Char team once had plans of their own.
MORGAN PARK— A home brewer has purchased O'Brien's Pub and plans a major overhaul in six months, reports DNAinfo. The owner wants to keep the bar open while he works on the space at 10934 S. Western Ave.
UPTOWN— A new Ethiopian restaurant is on its way to the former Lake Langano space at 1023 W. Wilson Ave., reports Uptown Update. There's signage up for Tesfa Ethiopian Cuisine.
WRIGLEYVILLE— The former Rookie's space at 3404 N. Clark St. is going Jamaican, as Irie Bar and Grille is coming soon. Expect jerk chicken and stews with a full-service bar, reported DNAinfo.
WRIGLEYVILLE— That Korean taco spot slated to open last year in the Orbit Salon space is coming along. Nola Cafe & Bar, 3481 N. Clark St., looks like it will soon open, and they've posted photos on Facebook.
LOGAN SQUARE— Penumbra Wine Bar will serve Latin-inspired steak and seafood items. The owner is from Ecuador, and they'll play live music at 3309 W. Fullerton Ave.
RAVENSWOOD— A liquor license application for Crazy Crab was filed for 4650 N. Clark St. No other information is available on this latest crustacean sensation, as Chicagoans have already seen the Angry Crab and Happy Crab.