The first is Mirai Sushi, which will be the second location for the popular former Japonais partner Miae Lim. While this was hinted at back in March, it wasn't confirmed that it would be a Mirari Sushi. At the time it was being labeled as "a new casual gourmet concept". Sounds like we're just splitting hairs now.
Porkchop will be the second restaurant opening up at RC. This will be the third Porkchop in Chicago. The first was on Randolph in the West Loop and they recently just opened a new restaurant in Hyde Park.
For those not familiar with the restaurant here is a blurb from their website:
Menu favorites (like the knock-out pork belly sliders, Baby Back Ribs with "Damn Good" BBQ Sauce or the classic pork chop grilled atop natural charcoal imbedded with whiskey barrels) or come in for lunch for the Pork Belly Sandwich with the sexy yet simple attitude, and a huge sidewalk patio in the summer and warm an unique place to hide away in the rain and chicago winters.We've never been, but sounds interesting and definitely sound unique to the Sloop.
According to an article on DNAinfo, both restaurants are shooting for an opening this summer.