–Smack in the middle of the Paseo Boricua, a new yellow facade, new windows, building permit, and temporary sign announce the coming of Draft, “eat.drink.lounge.” That’s at 2525 W. Division.
–At 1465 W. Irving Park, two hand-markered signs announcing the arrival of Myle Restaurant are stuck up over the window paper. Above it a professionally rendered sign for New Life Chinese Restaurant bears a number that leads to a voice mail redirecting callers to a new number for Myle Asian Restaurant (pronounced “my lee”)–773-281-2555–which isn’t connected yet. Vietnamese perhaps? This is the site of the late great N.N. Smokehouse and its forgettable successor Smoke Country House.
–The Little India Restaurant at 1109 W. Bryn Mawr is open and offering a menu of northern Indian dishes. Nothing surprising there but the carryout menu bears this message: “Adding soon: Asian Italian Fusion Cuisine & Pizza.” Ownership has some affiliation with the Devon Avenue Pakistani restaurant Zam Zam. 773-728-6789.