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Chicago Restaurant News

Brendan Sodikoff's Small Cheval in Bucktown is the second outpost of Au Cheval

Read about the openings, closings, chef shuffle, and special events in Chicago here. GAYOT's Restaurant News has the information you want on the local restaurants in Chicago.  

NEW RESTAURANTS IN CHICAGO


"Top Chef" alum CJ Jacobson teamed with Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants to open Ema. The Mediterranean restaurant serves up an array of spreads, greens & ancient grains (Meyer lemon and bulgur risotto, for example), mezze (falafel, crispy broccoli, etc.), kebabs and larger plates for the table (lamb osso buco, fish of the day). Ema, 74 W. Illinois St., Chicago, IL 60654, 312-527-5586.
 
Katana from Innovative Dining Group will open in Chicago’s River North. The West Hollywood location of the Japanese/sushi restaurant features dishes like robata skewers of chicken liver and rockfish, and a dry-aged steak cooked over binchotan charcoal. Now-relocated Bin 36 formerly occupied this Dearborn Street space. Katana, 339 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60654, No phone.
 

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CHICAGO RESTAURANT UPDATES

Saved by the Max has extended through 2016 Extended Dates for Saved by the Max
Saved by the Max, a pop-up restaurant inspired by the teen sitcom "Saved by the Bell," has extended its run through 2016. Ticketed reservations for dinner are selling out fast. Late night dining and weekend "bag lunch" service are available for walk-ins exclusively. For more information, visit the official website
 



UPDATES ON CHICAGO CHEFS


Chef Jeff Mauro has departed Jam in Chicago's Ukrainian Village. Jam, 3057 W. Logan Blvd., Chicago, IL 60647, 773-292-6011.
 


CHICAGO RESTAURANT CLOSINGS


CLOSED FOR GOOD
Take your taste buds on a walk down memory lane! Check out our exclusive closed restaurant database for Chicago to virtually visit your favorite dining spots from yesteryear. The Dining Room, R.I.P.

Gemini Bistro in Lincoln Park will close for renovations on January 1, 2017. Gemini Bistro, 2075 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614, 773-525-2522.
 

CULINARY EVENTS
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