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Lost Lake Popping Up After Fire, Ani Japanese Reconcepting, More Intel

Plus, Ten Mile House's doughnut shop opens in Evanston

Ani won't look like this for much longer
Ani won't look like this for much longer
Marc Much

—Tiki titan Lost Lake will sadly be closed a little longer to clean up following the kitchen fire last week, but the bar will be popping up around town in the meantime. They'll be serving Lost Lake favorites, classics, and new drinks at The Broken Shaker (tonight), Sportsman's Club (Tuesday), OSB at Longman & Eagle (Thursday), and Bar DeVille (Sunday). In a statement, ownership says in part that "we remain grateful that no one was hurt as we are working to reopen as quickly as possible."

Ani, the northwest Lakeview sibling of Japanese stalwart Arami, is closing on April 30 to reconcept, according to a statement from owner Ty Fujimura. Look for its replacement to open in the summer with a "complete redesign and menu transformation via an amazing partnership that's in the works with an extraordinarily talented local chef." Stay tuned.

DB3 Donuts, the Evanston expansion from the owners of Ten Mile Houseopened for business on Saturday morning at 1704 Central St. Whimsical breakfast cereal flavors are on the menu, including Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Fruity Pebbles, as well as coffee and nonalcoholic drinks.

—Future Protein Bar locations will be under a different name with different menus and design, the Tribune reports. Expect less quinoa, more proteins and greens, and less orange inside. The first is scheduled to open in May at 39 S. LaSalle St.

—Restaurant workers could have mandatory sick days soon, as a report by the Working Families Task Force pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel recommends that employees should get at least five sick days a year. But the Illinois Retail Merchants Association and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce both oppose the idea for multiple reasons, so they're far from being put into action.

—There was another shooting inside a Chicago bar over the weekend, this time at Irving Park neighborhood spot Brudders Bar on Saturday night, that resulted in the 51-year-old bouncer dying, according to ABC7.

Protein Bar

151 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601


3056 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (872) 206-8553 Visit Website

Ten Mile House

, Evanston, IL (847) 905-0669

Lost Lake

3154 West Diversey Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 293-6048 Visit Website

Protein Bar

235 South Franklin, Chicago, IL 312-346-7300