'openings' on Serious Eats

Two Glazed and Infused Doughnut Shops Open

Restauranteur Scott Harris is never one to make small plans. So, though a doughnut shop should in theory be a stripped down project focused on the singular glory of fried dough, he upped the ante by opening two of them on the same day. Called Glazed and Infused, this mini doughnut chain will serve both cake and yeast versions, plus a few speciality items, like the Maple Bacon Long John. More

Publican Quality Meats Opening Next Week

Publican Quality Meats, which is located right next door to The Publican, will open its doors for the first time on Monday, February 5. Only bread and pantry items will be available for the first week due to inspections. As if just to tease us, a video was also just released showcasing Kahan's crew butchering up a big ol' pile of meat. More

Epic Burger Opens Today in Streeterville

Epic Burger opened a brand new location today inside the old post office in Streeterville, it is the fourth location for the rapidly expanding local burger chain. Featuring a well-smashed patty and some pretty amazing fries, this is one location we wouldn't mind seeing a few more of around town. More

Chicago: Alinea to Open a New Restaurant Called 'Next' and Bar 'Aviary'

Last night Alinea chef Grant Achatz announced on Twitter (just as the James Beard Foundation Awards were kicking off) that he and business partner Nick Kokonas will be opening a new restaurant project in the fall called Next and a bar (without bartenders) called Aviary. The experimental menus will rotate by season, with each one focusing on a different era and setting, like Paris 1912 and Hong Kong 2036. More

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