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Potbelly To Open in Wicker Park

Michael Hamrick - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

 - Centrum Partners plans to renovate this building. Photo from CoStar Group Inc.
Wicker Wire: According to a report published earlier by Chicago Real Estate Daily, Potbelly will be opening another spot in the neighborhood. They currently have a restaurant located at 1625 N. Damen Avenue.

The new location will be 1275 N. Milwaukee Avenue in the former Wieboldt's building owned by Centrum LLC and undergoing a major renovation and will taking over the 2,000 square foot space which was the former location of Oberweis.

No additional details are available at this time but we will keep you posted as they become available.




Potbelly to Open Wicker Park restaurant [Chicago Real Estate Daily]


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Major Renovation Planned for Milwaukee Avenue 

Links Taproom Opens Today in Wicker Park

Michael Hamrick - Saturday, January 11, 2014

image courtesy of Links Taproom via Facebook

Links Taproom, an All-American craft beer and sausage-based bar, plans to open very soon in the space formerly Bin Wine Café at 1559 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park according to an update posted on their Facebook page. Plans to open (finally) are scheduled for the evening of January 11, 2014. 

Links Taproom will feature 36 All-American beers on tap, four All-American cask beers on beer engines, 40-ish All-American craft beers in large format bottles and about 10 by can. Five different types of wine will be available as well but the focus will definitely be on the beer.

Buried Alive Fries: topped with Italian sausage, bacon, cheddar, giardiniera, and green onions. Photo courtesy of Links Taproom.



Chef Andrew Kern has created the menu with 8 different types of links available including: Chicago Steak & Ale (sirloin, bacon, Bell’s Amber Ale, horseradish), bratwurst (veal pork shoulder, toasted spices, whole milk) and vegan (Portobello mushrooms, black beans, tamari, extra virgin olive oil). Snacks including: hand-cut fires, cheese curds, beer cheese soup, fried pickles, roasted peanuts, white bean hummus etc. will also be available. Brunch will be offered shortly after opening.


Links Taproom To Open Mid-December in Chicago's Wicker Park Neighborhood [BWW Food & Wine]

New 2014 Wicker Park, Bucktown Restaurants To Put On Your Radar

Michael Hamrick - Tuesday, January 07, 2014


With 2013 just days behind us, we're setting our sights on the new Wicker Park and Bucktown area eateries heading our way. So who are we really looking forward to in 2014?

Brendan Sodikoff's New Pizza Place - 1732 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Cafe Con Leche closed in 2013 and a new pizza-by-the-slice spot may just be taking its place.

Cheesies Pub & Grub - Voted the best grilled cheese in America, Cheesie's is opening another location in Wicker Park plus they're adding a bar called Whiskey Business and a poutine bar. A rooftop deck is also in the works at 1365 N. Milwaukee Avenue.

Paul Kahan (Big Star)/One Hospitality -  New Spot in Cipolina Space - Cipolina closed up shop quietly in 2013 and the team behind Big Star and the Violet Hour were quick to secure the space just steps away at 1543 N. Damen Avenue. Plans are also in the works to expand Big Star this year.

Rick Bayless's Wicker Park Resto - Similar to Xoco but with a bar program and larger space. This new spot is planned for the previous location of Salud at 1471 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Their target date is April 2014.

Stan's Doughnuts - Opening the location formerly Skewerz, and directly across the street from Glazed and Infused, LA-based Stan's Doughnuts. They were anticipating a Fall 2013 opening so our guess would be 1st Quarter of this year.  

The Winchester - Technically located in Ukrainian Village at 1001 N. Winchester, The Winchester will offer and all-day menu serving sandwiches and salads and will start bright an early with a breakfast menu. The best part? The former chef of Tavernita is heading up this spot. Hoping to open last Fall, The Winchester should be opening very soon.

In addition to these, there are a bunch of new coffee shops opening early this year in Wicker Park including Le Colombe and Intelligentsia.

Many of these openings have been delayed. So we'll keep you posted.

Lots of Beer and 8 Different Types of Links - Links Taproom Opening Soon in Wicker Park

Michael Hamrick - Saturday, November 30, 2013

image courtesy of Links Taproom

Links Taproom, an All-American craft beer and sausage-based bar, plans to open very soon in the space formerly Bin Wine Café at 1559 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park according to a report published earlier this month by BWW Food & Wine.

Links Taproom will feature 36 All-American beers on tap, four All-American cask beers on beer engines, 40-ish All-American craft beers in large format bottles and about 10 by can. Five different types of wine will be available as well but the focus will definitely be on the beer.

Chef Andrew Kern has created the menu with 8 different types of links available including: Chicago Steak & Ale (sirloin, bacon, Bell’s Amber Ale, horseradish), bratwurst (veal pork shoulder, toasted spices, whole milk) and vegan (Portobello mushrooms, black beans, tamari, extra virgin olive oil). Snacks including: hand-cut fires, cheese curds, beer cheese soup, fried pickles, roasted peanuts, white bean hummus etc. will also be available. Brunch will be offered shortly after opening.

Look for Links Taproom to open mid-December in Wicker Park. 



Links Taproom To Open Mid-December in Chicago's Wicker Park Neighborhood [BWW Food & Wine]


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