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One of the Year’s Best New Restaurants Now Serves Brunch

Plus, two highly-anticipated new restaurants have opening dates and more intel

A white space with tall ceilings and windows, light wood floors, and sleek monochromatic tables and chairs.
Pacific Standard Time now serves brunch
Barry Brecheisen

Pacific Standard Time, the hot new River North restaurant from One Off Hospitality vets which one critic already declared as 2018’s best opening so far, started Sunday brunch service this past weekend. Chef Erling Wu-Bower’s menu, which can be read in full here, includes dungeness crab aguachile, pull-apart milk rolls, plus a few items from the dinner menu, some brunch “greatest hits,” cocktails, and plenty of wine.

Tikkawala, the intriguing new casual, modern Indian restaurant from Naansense chefs Hiran Patel and Sahil Singh, will open the doors to the public tomorrow for lunch at 1258 W. Jackson Boulevard. Stay tuned for more coverage this week.

Mabe’s Deli, the forthcoming South Side spot from a former CPD officer and first-time restaurateur that could become a community beacon, also has an opening date. Owner Derrick Rowe says he’ll hold a grand opening on June 30 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 312 E. 75th Street.

— After closing on April 2, North Center bar and eatery icon The Globe Pub is back open following an extensive renovation that resulted in an all-new interior and menu. Best known for international soccer, the bar held invite-only services over the weekend and is back open to the general public today, just in time for the World Cup which begins on Thursday.

Beefbelly, the Jefferson Park restaurant from the owners of nearby Brgrbelly which served unique spins on Italian beef sandwiches, is reconcepting again after briefly becoming a Mexican-themed spot named Tipsy Cow Cantina. It will serve just four food items starting Tuesday: burgers, two types of chicken sandwiches, and fries, as well as beer. Ownership apologized for the previous reconcept via Facebook, writing “We thought we could run a fun, Mexican American restaurant and we were wrong. We were not proud of the low cost food, lower quality food we were serving as this is not who we are at our core, we heard it from our loyal fans.”

— 88-year-old Garfield Ridge icon Weber’s Bakery will close from July 9 through July 23 for remodeling. Expect an updated storefront and new menu items when it reopens.

— The people behind Rhiannon, the Fleetwood Mac pop-up at The Rookery in West Town, have extended its run. It’ll now go until August 5.

— And finally, “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson is a fan of Englewood soul food restaurant Taylormade Q, the Tribune noted from his Instagram. The actor is in town filming a Netflix movie so more of his local food highlights could be forthcoming.


5691 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60646 (773) 775-6650 Visit Website

Pacific Standard Time

141 West Erie Street, , IL 60654 (312) 736-1778 Visit Website


4800 N. Central, Chicago, IL (773) 283-5545

Weber's Bakery

7055 West Archer Avenue, , IL 60638 (773) 586-1234 Visit Website

The Globe Pub

1934 West Irving Park Road, , IL 60613 (773) 871-3757 Visit Website


113 S Clinton St, Chicago, IL 60661 (312) 255-7268 Visit Website