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7 Updates on Upcoming Chicago Restaurants

We assure you that Molly's Cupcakes in Streeterville is happening

Lulu's/Taco Diablo
Lulu's/Taco Diablo
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.

LOGAN SQUARE— Work continues on the Chicago location of Paulie Gee's. There's no opening date to report. They still need to install new lighting and a sound system and estimate about 80 percent of the work is done at 2451 N. Milwaukee Ave. Paulie Gee's Brooklyn-style pizza is nationally acclaimed.

Paulie Gee's

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PILSEN— Café Jumping Bean is opening a second location at the CTA Damen Pink Line stop. They'll serve coffee, pastries and biscuits and signed a 10-year lease on the space, reported DNAinfo.

EVANSTONTaco Diablo, the restaurant that will neighbor the newest incarnation of LuLu's, will open in June. LuLu's will open in July at 1026 Davis St., Evanston.

LOGAN SQUARE— Table-side grilling and hot pots are part of the plans for Ryuu Asian BBQ, 2766 N. Milwaukee Ave. Ownership was involved in Thalia Spice, and after an ownership split they moved to Anna's Asian Bistro, according to DNAinfo.

STREETERVILLE— It's almost go time for that long-awaited second Chicago location of Molly's Cupcakesthe one that's serving cocktails. The opening was originally schedule for December. But they're close to serving the public at 419 E. Illinois St.

BRIDGEPORT— Much like the factory store the hot dog makers run at Damen/Fullerton/Elston, Vienna Beef is opening another factory store, this time in Bridgeport. They're taking over the former Teddy's Mexican-American Grill at 3847 S. Morgan St., reported DNAinfo. Customers can order hot dog, corned beef sandwiches and more. Opening date could over Memorial Day weekend.

LAKEVIEW— The CTA isn't done, as Smack Dab is coming to the Wellington Brown Line stop, reported Chicagoist. The Rogers Park bakery could open their second location by mid-July.

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