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CHICAGO RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Chef Dave Park and Jen Tran opened Jeong in West Town following the success of their chef-driven food court concept Hanbun. The team named the restaurant after Park's grandmother, and the Korean idea of soulful connection and community. The menu highlights a seven-course $87 tasting option, plus à la carte dishes featuring in-house specialties such as silken tofu and kimchi. Korean touches permeate the 40-seat space, from rice paper dividers to servers wearing traditional Korean hanbok dress designed by the couple's friend Joanna Um. Expect this to be a tough table to score; reservations on OpenTable are limited the first month. Jeong, 1460 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago , IL 60642, 312-877-5016.
 
Chicago diners ate, and Lettuce Entertain You listened. Now the restaurant group adds its first Beatrix in Oak Brook, where shoppers can pick up coffee, stop for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner or host a private event. This will be the fourth Beatrix under Lettuce's umbrella. The Oak Brook location boasts the largest coffee bar and lounge with seating for up to 100 guests. The healthy menu offers signatures including burnt honey toast, grilled swordfish kebab and pepper steak with sweet peppers, pearl onions and peppercorn sauce. Come spring, diners will be able to sit on the patio to enjoy their fresh-squeezed juices, juice cocktails or wellness shots. Beatrix, 272 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523, 630-491-1415.
 


News Bytes
Beatnik On The River Goes Year Round
When Bonhomme Hospitality Group renovated the sister outpost of the original Beatnik in the Loop, it faced a tall order: conjure the same visual magic that drew Chicagoans to the boho chic brand in the first place. Fast forward from July 2018, and Beatnik On The River is unlike any of the restaurants on Wacker Drive: fun, funky and Insta-worthy. The remodel includes taking a 20 by 20 foot Nashville jewelry store – complete with chandeliers and sconces – and making it the centerpiece of the space. Plop down some Persian rugs, hand-painted glazed tiles and pillow-topped Indonesian daybeds and you have a true oasis on the river. Open weekdays 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. and for post-work cocktails. Beatnik On The River, 180 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606, 312-526-3345.
 

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