|Now - January 2018|
|Then - Summer 2016|
Signage has gone up for the new restaurant at 1113 Argyle Street, Hong Ngu.
The storefront will be receiving a Curb Appeal Rebate Grant from Uptown United, and it has a much cleaner appearance than it did in recent years. There's newspaper taped to the windows, indicating that renovation work is going on inside as well.
Hong Ngu will serve Vietnamese street food, and is owned by Oanh Ngo, who also owns Snow Junkie, the shaved ice shop in Wrigleyville. In a 2016 Chicago Eater article, Ms. Ngo said, "Most of the restaurants on Argyle are old fashioned and very busy with their decor. We keep the traditions of Asia like the street food decor inside without putting 100 dishes on the menu."
We have not heard of an opening date yet, but will keep you informed.