Here are some recent restaurant/bar openings and closings.
Salute – Open for good now, this is one of those places where you can show off your cultured side by ordering the perfect wine selection to pair with your meal. Unfortunately, we have no culture, so we’ll just stick to our tried-and-true approach of getting the second-cheapest bottle on the list.
Cafeteria Marianao – You’ll have to wait a bit for one of the best values in town, as they do some renovations to this popular Logan Square diner. You know a place is good when there are hardly any chairs in the place, yet people can’t wait long enough and just eat their sandwiches standing up.
Dixie Kitchen – One of President Obama’s favorite places is shutting down for good on June 7. They’ll serve a lot of the same dishes in the nearby Calypso Café, and there are two other Dixie locations, in Evanston and Lansing. But still, it’s not the same. Come on, Barack. You gonna let this happen on your watch? You think McCain would let his favorite Tucson-area Outback Steakhouse close down without a fight? We’re just sayin’ …