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

Brunch at Revival Food Hall is coming!

Revival Food Hall   Photo: Jennifer Catherine Photography

Openings

Fifolet (1942 W. Division St.), serving Cajun cuisine from Division Ale House owner Baris Yuksel, opened Monday in an increasingly bar-heavy stretch of Wicker Park. Expect unusual game—such as venison and alligator—alongside an adventurous selection of absinthes and cocktails.

Mostly vegan diner Moonlight Vulture (2889 N. Milwaukee Ave., Avondale) officially opened as of last week. While the menu is very veggie-centric, there are a few seafood options, including a “crabby patty” and a salmon burger, too.

If you’ve ever struggled with the pronunciation of a certain beloved Greek wrap, Evanston eatery Yeero Revolution (1009 Davis St.) has got you covered. Yeero offers three semi-traditional stacked-meat options—chicken, beef, and pork belly—plus a variety of Greek salads and vegetarian plates.

Morsels

Welcome back to Ty Fujimura’s Japanese standby Arami (1829 W. Chicago Ave., West Town). It reopened this week after a fire sidelined it early last month.

Add another one to your brunching docket: Revival Food Hall (125 S. Clark St., Loop) has decided to test out Saturday brunching starting this weekend and going through December 17. Many of the food hall’s vendors, including Smoque BBQ and the Budlong, will be open with weekend-only brunch specials. And, of course, there will be Bloody Mary carts stationed all over. The meal runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Xoco Bistro (1471 N. Milwaukee Ave.) is no more, but not because Rick Bayless has given up on Wicker Park: as of today, the restaurant has been rebranded Fonda Frontera. That doesn’t mean you’re looking at a complete overhaul of the menu—really, you’ll see a lot of the same stuff, just with an added swath of entrées, a raw bar, and an updated set of drinking options.

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