Grand Openings: Where to Eat and Drink Across the Country



1601 Sansom St.
Opened: June 9, 2012

Fresh and healthy ingredients are the two priorities at Honeygrow, serving stir-fry dishes as well as mix salads and smoothies to keep foodies happy. Treat yourself to a smoothie with interesting flavors like mango, mint, and ginger. Its about time that being healthy was made easy, and here at Honeygrow, every option you could pick is better than the fast food place near you.


Ballard Pizza Company
5107 Ballard Ave. NW
Open: Delivery service started in June

Big portions of pizza, for cheap prices? Ummm yes! Ballard Pizza Company gives a lot of options for thin crust pizza from Hawaiian, salami, broccoli and garlic, to pork belly, and has a large beer selection as well. They have counter and table service so whether you plan on a quick meal, or want to schmooze for a while you have both options, this place puts an emphasis on quality toppings and big portions so you won't leave hungry.


The Alley Bar at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf
Opened: June 25

This restaurant is literally located in an alley between Boston Harbor and Atlantic Avenue. The new hot spot includes 60-seat tables, full stocked bar, flat-screen outdoor TVs, and patio heaters. Food is available and some of the specialties include, tortillas, smoked salmon bruschetta, and a grilled ham and boursin cheese sandwich. You can't take the cat out of the alley, but you can take the alley out of the cat.


Piccolo Sogno Due
340 N. Clark St.
Opened: Mid-June

Dive into Italian seafood dishes with Chicago's new restaurant Piccolo Sogno Due. Open for lunch and dinner, this 140-seat restaurant is sure to give you an international experience. With outdoor patio seating, and a large main dining room that can be broken up for private parties, this restaurant gives you many options to dine and enjoy your meal. Service is great and your meal is sure to be tasty and give you that classic Italian stamp right on your pallet.

Belly Q
1400 W. Randolph St.
Opening Soon

Chilled soba noodles and marinated eggplant are some little teasers that chef Bill Kim is tantalizing food addicts with to get them excited about his new restaurant Belly Q. The place has a focus on Asian barbecue, which sounds delicious! Bill Kim by teaming up with Cornerstone Restaurant Group to bring to life Belly Q. Previously Bill Kim has opened up Urbanbelly, and Belly Shack that both take on Asian cuisine with a twist, and now Kim has done it again. Judging by the dishes Kim has publically displayed it looks like Belly Q is going to be great.


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