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16 Updates On Upcoming Chicagoland Restaurants

Including: Publican Anker has a more specific timeframe, Iliana Regan provides a “major” update on Kitsune, and Krispy Kreme's return

Publican Anker Daniel Gerzina

WICKER PARK— Publican Anker, the Wicker Park spinoff of the popular One Off Hospitality Group restaurant and beer hall on Fulton Market, is hiring. The help wanted ad reveals that the restaurant will open this fall.

LAKEVIEW— Back in March, Fifty/50 Restaurant Group said they were opening a third Roots Handmade Pizza at an undisclosed location. Five months later, the secret's out. Curbed Chicago reported that they’re moving into a new building at 2941 N. Clark St.

Roots Lakeview 44th Ward

WRIGLEYVILLE— A Canadian poutine chain, Smoke’s Poutinerie, plans on opening as many as 10 restaurants in Chicago, including one in Wrigleyville. DNAinfo didn’t share an exact address for their next location in their story, but they did detail the saga of how poutine bars haven’t captured Chicago’s imagination. They haven't signed a lease yet.

RIVER NORTH— Straight out of D.C., Sweetgreen is opening on Aug. 23 at 623 N. State St. It’s the first Chicago location of the chain, which has restaurants in Eastern Time Zone, as well as California.

NORTH CENTER— Iliana Regan shared a quick update on her Japanese pubKitsune, in the Elizabeth newsletter. Are you ready? Here it is: "oh, the City waiting who knows?"

HOMEWOOD— Krispy Kreme is getting closer to returning to the Chicago market. Their first new doughnut shop should open in November in suburban Homewood at 17815 S. Halsted St. following a recent groundbreaking. They’re planning 10 more by 2017 after leaving the area seven years ago.

LAKEVIEW— A new Kurdish restaurant is heading to 2909-11 N. Clark St. It’s called The Gundis (pronounced "GOON-dees"). They should open by the first week of September. It was formerly known as Anatolia Kurdish Kitchen and claims to be the first Kurdish restaurant in Chicago.

Gundis Facebook

WICKER PARK— There’s a few nuggets from DNAinfo about the food offerings coming to The Robey and The Hollander, the twin hotels crews are building at Damen/Milwaukee/North that are slated to open on Nov. 30. There’s Cafe Robey, a 56-seat ground-floor cafe with French-American food. There’s also a ground-floor cafe planned for The Hollander, as well as a grab-and-go coffee counter. And don't forget about the rooftop bar.

NORTH PARK— Don’t cry for me, as a new Argentinian steakhouse is coming along at 6112 N. Lincoln Ave. It’s called Evita Argentina Steakhouse and Great Kosher Restaurants has a few photos of construction. They should open within the month.

Evita Steakhouse Facebook

RIVER NORTH— Il Tavolinoa new fast-casual restaurant at 101 E. Erie St. is hiring. The ground-floor restaurant is inside the Conrad Chicago. It’s described as an Italian cafe with pastries, panini and more.

NEAR WEST SIDE— Catering company Paramount Events’ new restaurant, Eden, is opening this fall at 1748 W. Lake St. The fine-dining restaurant will serve New American and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.

Eden Eden

Eden owner Jodi Fyfe poses with executive chef Devon Quinn.

WOODLAWN— University of Chicago students are again raising money to open a coffee shop at the Experimental Station, an art and community center in Woodlawn, reported DNAinfo. They’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign for Build Coffee.

EDGEWATER— Mango Pickle, the upcoming Indian restaurant in Edgewater, is finalizing their menu. Masala chips and a version of butter chicken are among the dishes for the restaurant a 5842 N. Broadway St.

EVANSTON— A new Vietnamese takeout spot is coming to the suburbs. It’s grown from a catering service called Viet Nom Nom (get the pun?). They’re headed to 618-1/2 Church St., according to Evanston Now. No opening date was shared.

LAKE GENEVA, WIS.— Lake Geneva, Wis. has long been a spot for Chicagoans to escape the city. Now Logan Square’s Chicago Distilling Co. is planning to move up there, taking over a former bagel shop at 846 W. Main St., reported Lake Geneva News.

BRIDGMAN, MICH.— Haymarket Brewery is getting closer to opening their Michigan location. The owners of the popular West Loop brewery posted a video on their progress on Facebook.