Monday, July 9, 2007

Schwa To Reopen Aug. 3 With New Menu

IN THE NEWS: The Reader looks at recent restaurant transformations, including Il Covo (2152 N. Damen), and Martha Bayne blogs, "The answering machine at Schwa confirms a rumor from a few days ago: the teeny Ashland storefront is closed for the month of July and will reopen August 3 with a new menu." chicagoreader.com ... The Trib's Phil Vettel reviews Bravo Tapas (2047 W. Division St.) and Haro (2436 S. Oakley St.), while Kevin Pang considers Jockey Wok 'n' Rolls (1017 N. Roselle Rd., Hoffman Estates, www.jockey2go.com). ... New restaurants noted include Al Primo Canto (5414 W. Devon Ave), Trattoria Trullo (4767 N. Lincoln Ave), Bluprint (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 135), and Sepia (123 N. Jefferson St.) chicagotribune.com ... The Sun-Times' Pat Bruno looks at kid-friendly courses at area restaurants. suntimes.com ... TimeOut Chicago timeout.com/chicago reviews Halsted's Bar & Grill (3441 N Halsted St), and Cosmopolitan (954 N California Ave), and notes the new Jerry's Sandwiches (1938 W Division St), Al Primo Canto, English (444 N LaSalle St), and Paddy Long's (1028 W Diversey Ave). ... The New York Times reports on the opening of the Mexican eatery Mexx Kitchen at the Whiskey (1015 N. Rush St.) from New York restaurateur Richard Sandoval (Maya, Pampano) and Rande Gerber. nytimes.com ... ChicagoBites.com visits Sola (3868 N. Lincoln Ave). ... Menu Pages blogs.menupages.com/chicago notes the opening of Village Restaurant on Canal Street, serving a standard complement of Indo-Pak dishes, mostly under $7 a la carte. ... Hungry magazine hungrymag.com spotlights the opening of Jerry’s Wicker Park.

Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com

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