Tuesday, August 21, 2007

'Conde Nast Traveler' Notes Local Eateries

IN THE NEWS: Conde Nast Traveler magazine's August 2007 issue features Chicago and mentions the restaurants NoMi in the Park Hyatt, North Pond (2610 N. Cannon Dr.), Spring A Restaurant (2039 W. North Ave.), Atwood Cafe (Burnham Hotel), Cafe des Architectes in the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, Heaven on Seven (111 N. Wabash), and Manny's Coffee Shop & Deli (1141 S. Jefferson St.). cntraveler.com ... Chicago magazine's Dish columnists Penny Pollack & Jeff Ruby report: The chef at Brasserie Ruhlmann, the offshoot of a classic NYC brasserie/raw bar opening opposite Japonais (600 W. Chicago Ave.) in early October, will be Christian Delouvrier. A native of Gascony, Delouvrier is a veteran of New York standouts such as Alain Ducasse at the Essex House, Lespinasse, and Miami’s La Goulue. ... Tavern at the Park (130 E. Randolph St), the grill from John Hogan and the Keefer’s group, finally opened, joining Park Grill and The Gage as the go-to places near Millennium Park. ... La Poupée Café (3706 N. Southport Ave.), a budget-friendly breakfast/lunch/dinner spot, opened recently. ... The fourth area McCormick & Schmick’s (3001 Butterfield Rd., Oak Brook) opens the week of Aug. 19. ... Congratulations to Charlie Trotter’s, which celebrated its 20th anniversary on Aug. 17. ... Not to be outdone is Le Titi de Paris, which turns 35 this month. chicagomag.com ... The Tribune's Phil Vettel reports that Roland Liccioni (formerly of Le Français) will be back in the kitchen, this time at Old Town Brasserie Market (1209 N. Wells St.), opening next month. Liccioni has big plans for the restaurant, owned by Mike Mokri and Bob Djahanguiri (Toulouse). ... Vettel gives two stars to Maijean (30 S. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills) and Bistro Monet (462 N. Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn), while Trine Tsouderos takes a first look at Tavern at the Park. chicagotribune.com ... TimeOut Chicago reviews Between Boutique Cafe and Lounge (1324 N Milwaukee Ave) and Sepia (123 N Jefferson St), and notes the opening of Su-Ra (2257 W North Ave.), timeout.com/chicago ... The Reader's David Hammond has a first taste at Shikago and raves about the experience, while Mike Sula reports that Cafe Las Delicias, the Salvadoran pupuseria in Lincoln Square, is reopening Sept. 1. ... Anne Spiselman stops by the new Sepia, while Sula visits the new Otom (951 W. Fulton). chicagoreader.com ... ChicagoBites.com reviews Karyn's Cooked (738 N. Wells St.). ... Menu Pages reports: From the ashes of Max & Benny's rises Niu, a self-described "Japanese Fusion Lounge" blogs.menupages.com/chicago ... ChicagoBurgerProject.blogspot.com visits Paradise Pup (1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines). ... The Sun-Times' Pat Bruno gives two stars to Bluprint (222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, first floor), while Thomas Witom considers Scapa Italian Kitchen (31 S. Prospect, Clarendon Hills). suntimes.com

Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com

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