A hand-cut donut favorite reopens in Chatham and four more openings you need to know about

Chicago’s hospitality industry knows the unpredictable nature of the city’s spring weather well and stays fearless, enjoying the occasional sunny and warm days while preparing for a busy summer season. Here are some of the restaurants that have opened — or reopened — their dining rooms, patios and take-out display cases. It will be updated periodically.

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April 1

Austin: Splyt N Half Kitchen, a restaurant that serves soul food, keto-friendly meals, soups and more, opened in February on the city’s West Side, according to the Grandstand. It’s run by Chef Evey, a former graduate nurse who left health care to serve a varied menu ranging from fried pork chops and baked macaroni and cheese to turkey meatballs and salmon. stove. Splyt N Half Kitchen, 5815 W. Madison Street, open 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Shatam: Dat Donut, a hand-cut donut, reopened this week after a temporary closure by city inspectors, according to Block Club Chicago. Co-owner Darryl Townson told reporters that business was back to normal on Tuesday — unsurprisingly, given that it’s one of the best donut spots in Chicago. This donut, 8251 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, open 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Shatam: Southtown Sub, a hoard of sub sandwiches, fried chicken and Jim Shoes in Bridgeport for 26 years before closing in 2020 due to issues with the lease, has reopened on 71st Street, reports the Block Club Chicago. Abdul Wajid purchased and restored the new building and will continue to run the restaurant with the help of family members. Southtown Submarine112 E. 71st Street, open 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily.

Logan Square: The Freeze, a beloved soft serve ice cream stand, has reopened for the season, Chicago Reader music writer and ice cream enthusiast Leor Galil report in a tweet. Open since 1950 and formerly known as Tastee Freez, the stand also serves burgers, hot dogs, Italian beef and fries, but only during the warmer months. The freeze2815 W. Armitage, Open 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Loop: Hoyt’s, an American tavern at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, has reopened, according to a representative. Food and cocktail menus have been updated and will include seasonal ingredients and local beers. by Hoyt71 E. Wacker Drive, open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

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