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Thirsty moviegoers leaving the Lake Theatre after a late show got a new option on Tuesday in Oak Park. Lake Street Kitchen + Bar has opened at 1101 Lake St., taking the place of Cosi, which closed in March. Rachel Dennis, a longtime Oak Parker and former Bar Louie exec, plans to serve up a seasonally based food menu, accompanied by a choice of 30 wines or 12 microbrews they have on tap.
Rachel Dennis, who also owns Oak Park's Lake Street Kitchen + Bar, is presenting Piggyback Tavern as a BBQ place, with a wood-fired grill and a focus on beer and tequila. Sounds pretty safe, and Oak Park currently has a deficiency of BBQ places, with legendary Charlie Robinson perhaps scaring off a lot of potential competitors.