Korean Mega Chain Opens Second Chicago Bakery in Wicker Park

Korean-French bakery chain Tous Les Jours has opened its second Chicago location, debuting chocolate croissants, cloud cream cakes, and macaroons along Division Street just in time for last weekend’s Do Division street festival. Since opening its first U.S. store in 2004, Tous Les Jours has expanded to about 50 in America. The chain debuted in Korea in 1988 and has more than 1,600 stores in American, Korea, China, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Mongolia.

Modern Korean Kitchen Opens Friday at Fashion Valley

Bibigo Kitchen arrives Friday, May 24 at the Fashion Valley Mall, ushering in a first-of-its-kind eatery for a global food brand that’s already a household name. Bibigo's new Fashion Valley location will mark the debut of its next-generation, sit-down restaurant featuring an expanded menu and a bar serving beer, wine, and Korean liquor. The stand-alone eatery, which includes a 50-seat dining room and 20-seat patio, is located in the River Plaza section of the mall below the AMC Theatres. Bringing customizable counter-style service to the tradition of Korean barbecue, Bibigo Kitchen offers plates of beef bulgogi, crispy pork belly, octopus, and more paired with your choice of sides including seaweed rice, noodles, seasonal fruit kimchi, and grill root vegetables.