GOLD COAST— Another LYFE Kitchen is open. The health-conscious chain's fifth location is ready at the corner of State and Pearson. All dishes are under 600 calories. Status: Certified open, 831 N. State St.
THE LOOP— Raised, the third-floor lounge on top of the Renaissance Chicago Hotel, is open. The view overlooks the Chicago River, and they offer a variety of cocktails and Belgian beer. Status: Certified open, 1 W. Wacker Dr.
THE LOOP— Over at the Hyatt Centric's 24th floor, AIRE is another new downtown Chicago rooftop. They offer small plates and cocktails. Status: Certified open, 100 W. Monroe St.
LINCOLN PARK— Kinnaree Thai Kitchen is open inside the former Maza Lebanese restaurant space. They promise Thai items in "its traditional form." Status: Certified open, 2415 N. Ashland Ave.
LAKEVIEW— Another sweet shop has sprung up in Lakeview. It's called Pie-N-Cones: The A La Mode Cafe. Yes, this cafe is dedicated to ice cream and pies. Status: Certified open, 3343 N. Broadway St.
RIVER NORTH— Joy District, the club/restaurant that placed Epic, has opened its rooftop space. The establishment is owned by the same folks behind neighboring Hubbard Inn. Status: Certified open, 112 W. Hubbard St.
RAVENSWOOD— The saga of El Nuevo Taco has finally culminated in an opening. After foreclosure forced its closure, the Mexican joint has re-opened down the street. Status: Certified open, 1700 W. Lawrence Ave.