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Second City has opened up their own bar/restaurant in Old Town

Ashok Selvam
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.

LINCOLN PARK— Cupbop+Ramenthe quick-serve Korean spot, opened earlier this week. They offer bulgogi and other Korean fare in cups for easy travel, as well as Japanese ramen. Status: Certified open, 2439 N. Clark St.

WICKER PARK— Volumes Bookcafe is giving folks something to read, drink and eat in Wicker Park. They're a hybrid bookstore/cafe. Dollop coffee and pastries, including items from Hoosier Mama Pie Co., are available. Status: Certified open, 1471 N. Milwaukee Ave.

DEPAUL— That second location of Umai Japanese Restaurant is up and running inside the former Duck Walk space. The first location, in the South Loop, serves a variety of Japanese food, including sushi and steak. Status: Certified open, 1217 W. Fullerton Ave.

Umai Depaul

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OLD TOWN— Hopefully the food isn't a joke over at Second City where they've opened a restaurant on the second floor of Piper's Alley, reported Crain's. It's called 1959 Kitchen & Bar, and there's small plates and craft beer. Status: Certified open, 230 W. North Ave., second floor.

1959 Kitchen and Bar

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BEVERLY— Buona Beef has officially returned to Chicago in Beverly with a freestanding restaurant, slinging Italian beef and other sandwiches. Some may remember the Buona Beef Express Cave that shuttered at 162 E. Superior St. Status: Certified open, 10659 S. Western Ave.


730 South Clark Street, , IL 60605 (312) 986-8888 Visit Website


1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 697-8066

Cupbop + Ramen

2439 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614 (872) 802-4778

The Second City

230 West North Avenue, , IL 60614 (312) 337-3992 Visit Website

1959 Kitchen & Bar

230 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60610