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February 2013 Archive

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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.  

CHICAGO RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Los Angeles-based Umami Burger is expanding across the country, including Chicago. Adam Fleischman's gourmet burger concept has made a name for itself with signatures like the Umami Burger made with umami ketchup, roasted tomato, shiitake mushrooms, caramelized onions and a Parmesan crisp. For more information, visit www.umami.com.
 
Grace restaurant in Chicago from chef Curtis Duffy Curtis Duffy's long-in-coming Grace has opened in Chicago. The former chef of Avenues offers tasting menus highlighting "flora" or "fauna," with dishes like parsnip with dried pineapple, tarragon ice and fennel or veal cheek with red wine braised endive, sunflower seeds and black mint. There is a private dining room as well as a cocktail lounge. Grace, 652 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60661, 312-234-9494.
 


News Bytes
BellyQ Brunch
Bill Kim's BellyQ in the West Loop is launching Sunday brunch with options like fried chicken with donuts and pork sausage gravy; tea-smoked duck Benedict; and french toast with vanilla maple syrup and huckleberry jam. BellyQ, 1400 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60607, 312-563-1010.
 



Chef Shuffle

HB Home Bistro announced chef de cuisine Victor Morenz will take on executive chef duties from chef-owner Joncarl Lachman. HB Home Bistro, 3404 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60657, 773-661-0299.
 


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.

Salud Tequila Lounge had its final night of service on February 2, 2013. The upscale tequila lounge with a cantina-chic setting opened in 2003. Salud Tequila Lounge, 1471 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622, 773-235-5577.
 

CULINARY EVENTS
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