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Brooklyn Pizza Icon Roberta’s Will Pop Up Again in Chicago

Plus, Gold Coast classic Le Colonial’s new location has an opening date and more intel

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Roberta’s pizzas are coming back to Chicago in March

Roberta’s will bring its famous Brooklyn pizza back to Chicago in March

After drawing lines around the block in November 2017, Brooklyn pizza icon Roberta’s will pop up again in Chicago in March. The co-owner and executive chef from the famed pizzeria, renowned for its wood-fired New York-style pies, will serve some of Roberta’s signature pies at Dusek’s in Pilsen from March 8-10 and donate a portion of the proceeds to GirlForward, a news release announces. Here’s an interview with co-owner Brandon Hoy from the last pop-up.

A Gold Coast French-Vietnamese classic will open its new location on March 1

Although Le Colonial owners closed the 23-year-old French-Vietnamese restaurant in the Gold Coast in January, patrons won’t have to wait long to visit its new location. The relocation will open at 57 E. Oak Street in two weeks — on March 1 — a news release announces. Chicago magazine has more details.

Mezcal guru Jay Schroeder is releasing a book

Agave expert Jay Schroeder, acclaimed for his work at Quiote/Todos Santos, Mezcaleria Las Flores, and at Rick Bayless restaurants, will release a self-published book named Understanding Mezcal on March 5, according to a news release and the Tribune. More information is available on its Amazon page, which announces that “the groundbreaking book aims to serve as an encyclopedia of the mezcal world, examining the spirit from every angle including tradition, science, economics and biology.”

A popular West Town gastropub reopens today after revamp

After closing temporarily on February 3, G & O in West Town reopens today with a new chef, menu, and remodeled interior. Ownership is holding a grand reopening party today at 4 p.m.

Original Rainbow Cone’s reopening means spring is coming

And finally, spring must be on its way as local ice cream icon Original Rainbow Cone opened for the spring/summer season on February 13. It’s the 93rd year open for the South Side stalwart that’s famous for its five-layer ice cream cones and more frozen treats.


1227 W 18th Street, Chicago, IL

Rainbow Cone

9233 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643 (773) 238-7075 Visit Website


2456 North California Avenue, , IL 60647 (312) 878-8571 Visit Website

Le Colonial

937 N Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611 312 255 0088 Visit Website

Dusek's Board & Beer

1227 West 18th Street, , IL 60608 (312) 526-3851 Visit Website