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CHICAGO RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Get your empanadas and sea bass en cazuela while they're hot: John Manion's La Sirena Clandestina is open. And if you're looking to casually nosh your way through a meal, choose from the likes of grilled tri-tip chimichurri and head-on prawns. La Sirena Clandestina, 954 W. Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607, 312-226-5300.
 
Baume & Brix has opened its doors in River North, ushering in a multi-culti mix of American, Italian, Japanese, French, Greek and you-name-it large and small plates. Mind you, it has plenty of cred to back it up: Thomas Elliott Bowman (iNG, Otom) and Ben Roche (Moto) are behind the venture, serving up the likes of burrata with bacon-date compote, tatsoi and pepitas. Baume & Brix, 351 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60654, 312-321-0351.
 
Nathan Sears (Vie) plans to open a German restaurant called Radler and a restaurant-within named D.A.S. The former will focus on Belgian brews and beer hall-type fare. D.A.S. will have its own dining room with an upscale tasting menu, with limited hours and seatings à la EL Ideas. The address has yet to be determined, though Logan Square and Lincoln Park are in the running.
 
Shin Thompson (partner at Bonsoiree) plans to open Table, Donkey and Stick in the space, after parting ways with Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark. It'll likely open in December and feature a French Alps, Switzerland and Italy inspired menu. Its chef will be selected based on a series of pop-up dinners. Table, Donkey and Stick, 2728 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60647, 773-486-7511.
 
Looking for a proper pint? Some gussied up food to go with? Head to The Drunken Pig in West Rogers Park, a venture from chef/partner Johnny Park (Japonais, Vermilion). Expect some Korean influence as well as dishes like Prince Edward Island mussels, inflected with mustard in garlic confit broth. The Drunken Pig, 5854 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60659, 773-334-3225.
 
Ryan Poli (Tavernita, Barcito) plans to open Little Market Brasserie in The Talbott Hotel sometime this winter. It'll slip into the PT at the Talbott (former Bice) space, as a partnership with Mercadito Hospitality. French as it sounds, though, American small plates will be on tap, along with bevs from the Tippling Bros. Little Market Brasserie, The Talbott Hotel, 210 E. Delaware Pl., Chicago, IL 60611, 312-640-8135.
 


News Bytes
Eataly to Come to Chicago
Mario Batali plans to open an Eataly outpost in Chicago at Michigan Avenue and Ohio Street, where ESPN Zone once stood. It'll follow the Italian-leaning supermarket and food court theme of its New York predecessor. Eataly, 43 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611, no phone available.
 

Chef Shuffle

Executive chef Andrew Brochu and pastry chef Bryce Caron have left their positions at graham elliot. graham elliot, 217 W. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60610, 312-624-9975.
 
Greg Elliott (ex-Lockwood) is now heading the kitchen at Wave, filling the role vacated by Kristine Subido. In other news, Joe Rose (Pump Room) is now the chef at Lockwood. Wave, W Chicago Lakeshore, 644 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60611, 312-255-4460.
 
Alex Ageneau (Les Nomades) has become the exec chef at Paris Club. Paris Club, 59 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60654, 312-595-0800.
 
Erling Wu-Bower is the new chef at avec, where he's already introduced menu items like skin-on hake with ajoblanco and squid ink pasta alla chitarra. avec, 615 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60661, 312-377-2002.
 
Meg Colleran Sahs has left her post as chef di cucina at Terzo Piano. Sous chef Megan Neubeck will assume the role. Terzo Piano, Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, 159 E. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603, 312-443-8650.
 


Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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Japanese small plates concept Chizakaya has closed after two years of business. Chizakaya, 3056 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60657, no phone.
 

CULINARY EVENTS
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