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What You Need To Know About the Chicago Dining Scene This Week

Big accolades for Monteverde, the continued expansion of Stan’s, and more

Monteverde   Photo: Jeff Marini

Openings

Time to eat doughnuts. Los Angeles–imported Stan’s Donuts simultaneously opened two new locations on the Magnificent Mile (535 N. Michigan Ave., 312-955-3100) and in Lake View (3300 N. Broadway, 773-883-4764), bringing the chain’s Chicago total to six.

Attention Detroit-style square pizza lovers: Beloved Michigan franchise Jet’s Pizza (1811 W. North Ave., Wicker Park, 773-904-8283) added a fourth Chicago location in Wicker Park. Pub-crawlers, also take note: The mostly carry-out spot is open until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays (and midnight all other days).

Greek fast-casual Avli Restaurant & Rotisserie (566 Chestnut St., Winnetka, 847-446-9300) debuted next door to older sister restaurant Avli Estiatorio, featuring spit rotisserie lamb and chicken wrapped into sandwiches or piled atop rice or salads.

Unofficial Doughnut Week continues with Evanston getting DB3 Donuts (1704 Central St., Evanston, 847-905-0669) a small-batch artisanal doughnut shop from the team behind Ten Mile House. Grab coffee and doughnut samples on May 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., during the grand opening.

Morsels

Unsettling news for fans of Analogue (2523 N. Milwaukee Ave., Logan Square, 773-904-8567), on both the food and drink fronts. Founders Robbie Haynes and Henry Prendergast are exiting the cocktail den, as is chef Alfredo Nogueira (who’s earned a cult following for his Cajun fare). No word yet on the reasons for the departure or what’s up next.

Go on a beer run without leaving your couch thanks to Piece (1927 W. North Ave., Wicker Park, 773-772-4422), which, starting Friday, will be able to deliver growlers of its beer for $22.

Congrats to Sarah Grueneberg’s pasta temple, Monteverde (1020 W. Madison St., West Loop, 312-888-3041), as it just earned a spot on GQ’s list of the country’s 12 best new restaurants.

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