Thanks to Yakitori Boogytori (932 W. Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights), suburbanites can get a taste of what makes city-dwellers line up outside the owners’ other Japanese restaurants, Wasabi and Ramen Takeya. (FYI, ramen fans: Unlike at Wasabi and Ramen Takeya, the focus here is skewered meats and veggies.)


After several decades in Portage Park, Gene’s Sausage Shop has shuttered at 5330 West Belmont Avenue. The owners have decided to focus their efforts on the longtime meat stop’s newer, rooftop-patio-equipped sister spot in Lincoln Square.

If you’ve made an appearance at any area Morton’s, Mastro’s, or other restaurant owned by Landry’s, Inc. at any point in the past two years, you may want to check your bank statements. Several of their Chicagoland locations were affected by a massive credit card breach. Eater has compiled a list of which spots were targeted on which dates.