Judging by the menu (website currently under construction), Ragadan, a locally owned restaurant, will have some very interesting fare when it opens at 4409 N. Broadway this summer. We hear an experienced Chicago chef is behind the concept.
Formerly home to Grace's African Restaurant for many years, Ragadan will focus on falafel ("an American falafel shoppe") but will serve a range of Jordanian food with American twists. Expect "American" and "Jordan" influenced burgers, hummus plates (with kebabs), chicken sandwiches, salads, soups (ful, freekeh, and more), and desserts including baklava (and baklava milkshakes!) and basbousa.
Ragadan joins a veritable United Nations of restaurants on the same Uptown block, with Kimchi Pop (Korean), Halal Taco (Mexican/Japanese), Nigerian Kitchen and Miso Asian Kitchen (Japanese/pan-Asian) within 300 feet. It's also steps from Tattoo Factory and a short walk to the future Double Door.
We can't wait to try Ragadan when it opens and will update here as we hear more.