Here are some recent Chicago restaurant/bar openings and closings.
Franks 'N' Dawgs - This upscale Lincoln Park meat joint takes the humblest of street foods to the height of culinary sophistication with haute creations like a spicy duck sausage.
Elly's - The popular suburban breakfast joint (with outposts in Mundelein and Arlington Heights) makes its first foray into the city with this Old Town restaurant.
Dee's Place - Settle in with a plate of BBQ chicken and other soul food favorites while listening to live jazz and blues music at this new Ukrainian Village BYOB.
McGonigal's Pub - Expect classic Irish and British fare in Barrington.
Greek Feast - This Northbrook restaurant from the people behind Georgie V's offers everything from gyros to lamb chops.
Hashalom - The Israeli/Moroccan restaurant will on Devon will serve its last falafel on March 28.
CLOSED (until further notice):
Joe's Taylor Street Sub Shop - The owner of this Little Italy favorite, Joseph Cancilla, passed away on March 15.