Incoming this spring:
Hub 51 (51 W. Hubbard St.). R.J. and Jerrod Melman—Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises' Rich Melman's sons—are in the spotlight as they get ready to open their hip, small-plates project in River North.
Shochu (3313 N. Clark St.). Will this Japanese-inspired venue be anything like London's sexy lounge with the same name? This one we will be keeping an eye on, especially this summer as they plan on having a nice outdoor patio. More on Shochu here, which is apparently taking over the old Platiyo space sometime in April.