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Superb Suburban Bakery Hewn Expands in Evanston

Plus, three more restaurant and bar openings to know

Hewn Artisan Bread opens Friday in its new suburban space.
Hewn Artisan Bread [Official Photo]

May 1

FULTON MARKET — New bakery, chocolatier, and cafe Good Ambler from snack maker Mondelez International (behind Oreo, Toblerone, and more) launched in late March for pickup and delivery. Menu items include croissants (classic; chocolate; ham and cheese), kougin amann, and a rotating muffin of the week. Patrons can also order two types of DIY kits (lemon meringue pie tarts, “Sunny Days Ahead” cookies) for at-home assembly and decoration. Status: Certified Open, 216 N. Peoria Street.

HERMOSA — Popular North Park brunch spot Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club has opened its second location in mid-April with breakfast, lunch, and groceries, according to the Tribune. Chef and owner Manny Mejia (M. Henry, Marmalade) features a plethora of sweet and savory dishes like for pickup or delivery. Status: Certified Open, 4459 W. Belmont Avenue.

LAKEVIEW — Organic juice spot HI-VIBE Superfood Juicery opens its second location Friday, according to a rep. Customers can order cold-pressed juices, shakes, smoothies, acai bowls, and more for pickup or delivery. The brand also operates a River North location and has plans to expand into the West Loop this summer. Status: Opens Friday, 2904 N. Ashland Avenue.

UKRAINIAN VILLAGE— The former home of Sabrosa and Cotton Duck has a new restaurant called Tejano’s. The takeout menu includes tamales, empanadas, and jambalaya. Status: Certified open, 941 N. Damen Avenue.

EVANSTON — Suburban bakery Hewn Artisan Bread opens in its new and freshly renovated space Friday, according to a news release, offering breads and pastries for pre-order pickup. Ownership announced a plan to relocate into a larger space in November. Orders will take 48 hours to fulfill. Status: Opens Friday, 1733 Central Street in Evanston.

April 24

EDGEWATER — Midwestern comfort-food restaurant Beard & Belly and Honeypie Bakery opened late last week after years of planning. Originally conceived in 2015 by chefs Kyle Schrage (“the Beard”) and Jim Torres (“the Belly”) as a food truck-style dinner operation at popular beer bar the Long Room, Beard & Belly has launched with an abbreviated pickup-only menu (expansions are in the works). The business is also a partnership with the owner of Milwaukee cult favorite Honeypie Cafe, and features a constantly-rotating selection of at least 30 fruit and 50 cream pies by the slice. Status: Certified Open, 6155-57 N. Broadway Street.

EDGEWATER — Japanese-style cold brew coffee bar and retail shop Kyoto Black, the first branded space for the wholesale company founded in 2015, opened early April, according to Block Club Chicago. Despite the tough timing, owner Justin Doggett told reporters that the new store is helping him make up for losing 70 percent of his wholesale business because of dine-in closures aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19. Doggett is offering both delivery and pickup from the space that previously housed Maddiebird Bakery. Status: Certified Open, 1445 W. Devon Avenue.

LINCOLN PARK — New Baja-influenced Mexican-style spot Cabos Tacos, which shares space and ownership with popular hot dog expert Chicago’s Dog House, is scheduled to open Saturday for takeout and delivery, according to owner Aaron Wolfson. Menu offerings include meat, seafood, and Beyond Beef tacos, as well as rice bowls, and sides. A full menu is available below. Status: Opens Saturday, 816 W. Fullerton Avenue.

LOGAN SQUARE — Gabriela’s Carnitas, a new carnitas restaurant from the team behind nearby sister establishment and essential taqueria L’Patron, is slated to open Friday, according to a Facebook post. In the post, ownership promises dishes including pollo asado, menudo, takitos de chicharron, and — naturally — carnitas. Orders will be available for curbside pickup and delivery. Status: Opens Friday, 3721 W. Fullerton Avenue.


For a list of the 2020 winter openings, click here.

HEWN Artisan Bread

810 Dempster St, Evanston, IL 60202 (847) 869-4396

Beard & Belly and Honeypie Bakery

6155-57 N. Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60660 (773) 754-7429 Visit Website

Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club

3348 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, , IL 60659 (872) 208-7079 Visit Website

Good Ambler

216 North Peoria Street, , IL 60607 (312) 872-7165 Visit Website

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