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Jan032012

Which of Chicago's Best Restaurants Are Closing?

Chicago’s restaurant sector perpetuates the dawn of closures and new openings.  In Lincoln Park, Buck Town/Wicker Park to the West Loop four popular eateries have plans to close.  
Charlie Trotter, the acclaimed recipient of 10 James Beard Foundation awards, announced that he will be closing his namesake restaurant in August 2012. According to Phil Vettel Chicago Tribune Food critic, Mr. Trotter made the announcement just a few minutes into 2012 at his namesake restaurant. 
For a good portion of its 25 year life span, Charlie Trotters was renowned as one of Chicago’s best restaurants. Mr. Trotter plans to earn a masters degree in philosophy. Perhaps, Mr. Trotter will and return to the industry with a philosophical spin on dining.
 
Not that Prairie Fire was ever named one of Chicago’ Best restaurants, but the dining concept imported from Northbrook by  Sarah Stegner  and  George Bumbaris impetuously shut its doors on December 21st, 2011. Also, Crust the favorite source for pizza made of organic ingredients in Buck Town/ Wicker Park, served its last pie on New Year’s Eve due to extortionate expenditures.

Which dining establishment in the Windy City would you be heart broken if it closed its doors? (Post your feedback below.

 

It’s a last dining call at one sixty blue . Not that anyone is really surprised that  the 14-year old Chicago restaurant, located in the West Loop (owned by  NBA All-star Michael Jordan is closing, but it will serve it lasts meal Saturday night.
At one time the the eatery was acclaimed among some of Chicago’s best restaurants in the West loop. According to sources familiar with the closure, 
Sources of CLTV report that  Mr. Jordan will remain the owner with  the opening a of new concept this spring.

 

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