For those of you that live in the Northland, but not way up in the Northland by Zona Rosa, you will glad to hear that Panera is going into the Creekwood Commons Shopping Center. They will be located in the old Black Eyed Pea- really bad Mexican space that burned at Englewood and Oak. Now when you want a salad or a nice bowl of soup, you can skip the bad service at 54th Street and walk into the new Panera space. They seem to be giving the space a whole new look, with lots of windows.
Also, we now have a new ice cream place at Briarcliff Village!! The people who brought us the Pastry Goddess, have opened up Mulberry Creamery at 4111 N. Mulberry. They make their own ice creams and serve cones, malts, shakes, sundaes and banana splits. We went last night and enjoyed ours. It will be interesting to see how they handle the business once it picks up since there is no clear place where to put in your order, but I am sure they will figure that out. We have needed a place like this for awhile, especially since Burnett's and Bill's Frozen custard places are both gone.