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Open and closed: Nightwood, Eivissa, Salute; RIP Dixie

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Here are some recent restaurant/bar openings and closings.

OPEN:
Nightwood – The highly anticipated Pilsen sister restaurant to Lula Café opens tonight. The place is dinner only and BYOB for now.

Eivissa – Another long-anticipated opening is finally upon us. This Old Town Spanish restaurant serves the popular pintxos, which are like tapas for tapas, if that makes any sense.

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.

TEMPORARILY CLOSED:
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.

CLOSING:
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’ …

Check back here every Tuesday with more openings and closings. And be sure to check out Centerstage Chicago's list of new restaurants and bars.

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