Approachable comfort food without the pretense. That’s what Nookies Edgewater (1100 W. Bryn Mawr, 773.516.4188) diner is all about, according to owner Michael Mitsoglou. The newest location in Edgewater has modernized this concept, responding to customers’ evolving tastes but remaining true to its diner-style roots. So what does a “modern-diner” look like? We say a spacious, comfortable setting with an affordable, large-scale menu full of updated classics and seasonal creations served any time of the day. We say Nookie. The new chef-driven menu offers selections for a more refined palate, including juicy roasts, braises, and barbecues and seasonal choices like roast acorn squash with ancho lentils, steamed kale, goat cheese and house-smoked almonds. The restaurant’s atmosphere is an upgrade on the traditional dinner, with earthy colors, floor to ceiling windows, a liquor, juice and espresso bar and a patio in the works for spring. “Though we have a new face, we welcome our customers whether they are in their Sunday best or in sweat pants!” said Mitsoglou.