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Restaurant News: Glazed and Infused, Frontera Fresca Both Open

By Anthony Todd in Food on Jan 21, 2013 6:40PM

The Maple-Bacon Longjohn at Glazed and Infused.

- We've been eagerly awaiting the new location of Glazed and Infused ever since we spent hours watching them make doughnuts in the wee hours last year. Why are we excited for this particular location, given that they already have several others? This one is the first in an L stop (at Armitage) and we've been waiting for a revival in train-based real estate since we've lived in Chicago. Here's hoping that more decent coffee/pastry/snack shops will emerge if G&I is successful. The Armitage location opened at 7 a.m. this morning.

- Northwestern announced last September that a Frontera Fresca was coming to Evanston. It was scheduled to replace a Sbarro (thank goodness) in the Norris University Center. Eater reports that it is now open for business, and if it's anywhere near as good as the other Rick Bayless quick-service locations, it's sure to improve the lives of Northwestern students by leaps and bounds.

- In odd news for this week, SushiSamba Rio closed because of a structural problem. Upon reflection, this is for the best - it's hard to enjoy your sake while the building is collapsing around you. Grubstreet reports that there is a "structural fracture at the truss" (we're foodies, not engineers, but we assume that's a bad thing) and that the restaurant would be closed until January 28. If you had reservations during that time, call 312-943-6900 to reschedule.