3 New Chicago Restaurants To Try This Week, Including More Poke

By Anthony Todd in Food on Aug 9, 2016 8:15PM

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Owen & Alchemy is opening a new location. Photo by Potluck Collective.

The summer of openings keeps chugging along, and here are three new spots to look out for this week. They include a new farm-to-table West Loop spot, a North Side poke joint and a new location of a popular juice bar.

Owen & Alchemy continues its rapid expansion with a new Lincoln Park location. Open as of last Wednesday, this location of the popular cold-pressed juice bar (with an HQ in Logan Square) is actually a pop-up inside of élu Boutique at 1211 W. Webster Ave. It looks like the menu for the Lincoln Park location is slightly different, with a slightly reduced selection, but favorites (including the heirloom tomato with himalayan sea salt, my favorite) are available at both. This is right on the heels of Owen & Alchemy's announcement that they'll be opening an Uptown location later this year.

Pokiology, located on Magnolia Avenue in Ravenswood, opens today after a bit of a delay. The restaurant had announced that it would probably open a couple of weeks ago, but Eater reported that the opening day is Tuesday. Eater also has the whole Chipotle-style menu, which includes options like ahi tuna, salmon, shrimp and yellow tail. We'll be checking it out very soon, so watch for more information.

The Loyalist, a new West loop spot with an exclusive farm, opened ten days ago and is now taking reservations. Part of a pair of restaurants that includes Smyth (a fine dining spot slated to open later in the year), The Loyalist is helmed by Chefs John Shields and Karen Urie Shields, veterans of Trotters and Alinea. The restaurant will be using the Tock ticketing system for reservations. The menu looks amazing, and a food expert who shall remain anonymous tipped us off that it may just have the best burger in town.