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CHICAGO RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Michael Jordan's Restaurant has extended its brand to Oak Brook, bringing elevated American fare to its first suburban location. Executive chef Craig Couper, who oversees the operation on the Magnificent Mile, delivers a menu representative of MJ's favorites, including a 23-ingredient chopped salad prepared tableside, Chilean sea bass and a pork tenderloin. The space pays homage to the icon with the largest private collection of career-spanning photographs to date. Michael Jordan's Restaurant, 1225 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook, IL 60523, 630-828-2932.
 
Proxi restaurant has opened in Chicago Executive chef Andrew Zimmerman and managing partner Emmanuel Nony are behind Proxi, inspired by street foods. The restaurant offers snacks, small plates, raw selections, entrées and large-format dishes such as Wagyu sirloin, coal-roasted oysters and raw tuna. Look for brasserie-influenced design — brass-framed mirrors, rustic planks — and remnants of the old Werner Printing Company, now Proxi's home. The modern American concept, from the same team who launched Sepia, adds to the culinary richness of Restaurant Row. Proxi, 565 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60661, 312-441-1920.
 
Sal's Trattoria, from the team behind Butcher & The Burger, makes a home in West Lakeview. Chef/partner Allen Sternweiler focuses on antipasti, plus from-scratch linguine and clams, spaghetti and meatballs and pappardelle with mushrooms, artichokes, tomatoes and spinach. Entrées include chicken saltimbocca, trout piccata, beef tenderloin and more. Finish with an olive cake, tiramisu or gelato. Sal's Trattoria, 2834 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60657, 773-857-1401.
 


News Bytes
Blue Door Farm Stand Re-Opens
For casual, ultra-tasty grub, head to Blue Door Farm Stand, a spot dishing up cold-pressed juices, salads from just-plucked ingredients and sandwiches. The Lincoln Park restaurant has finally re-opened. Blue Door Farm Stand, 2010 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614, 773-935-2583.
 

Chef Shuffle

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Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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Sumi Robata Bar shut its doors at the end of August 2017. The River North restaurant served unfussy, memorable robata fare from Gene Kato, a Japonais vet. Sumi Robata Bar, 702 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60654, no phone.
 

CULINARY EVENTS
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