Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Flagship Ann Sather to Close, Relocate

IN THE NEWS: Gapers Block's Drive-Thru blog reports the flagship Ann Sather on Belmont is closing temporarily, as soon as next month. Alderman Tom Tunney has sold its building and has begun renovation on 909-913 W. Belmont, the building just east of the entrance to the Sather's parking lot (and former home of the alderman's service office). gapersblock.com/drivethru ... Chicago magazine's Dish column notes the recent opening of Mohammad Afzal's (Baba Palace) additional Pakistani spot, Village Restaurant (310 S. Canal St.; 312-880-0010). chicagomag.com ... The Tribune's Phil Vettel lists 10 great restaurant salads, including salade lyonnaise at La Sardine, while Joe Gray reviews Cuisine of Vietnam (2269 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-248-0884), and Trine Tsouderous has a first bite at the new gastropub English. chicagotribune.com ... The Sun-Times' Pat Bruno reviews Table Fifty-Two (52 W. Elm, Chicago, 312-573-4000) from former Oprah Winfrey chef Art Smith, and visits Erie Cafe (536 W. Erie, 312-266-2300). suntimes.com ... TimeOut Chicago reviews Bluebird (1749 N Damen Ave, 773-486-2473) and Cafe 103 (1909 W 103rd St, 773-238-5115) and features the opening of Rockwell Lounge (710 N Clark St, 312-787-2675). timeout.com/chicago ... The Reader's Mike Sula reviews Turkish spot Nazarlik (1650 W. Belmont, 773-327-5800). chicagoreader.com ... The Chicago Burger Project visits Pop's Italian Beef (10337 S. Kedzie Ave., 773-239-1243). chicagoburgerproject.blogspot.com ... Veal Cheeks reviews Otom (951 W. Fulton Market, Chicago, West Loop, 312-491-5804, www.otomrestaurant.com). vealcheeks.blogspot.com ... The Detroit Free Press reports that Certified Master Chef Michael Russell, executive chef of Detroit's MotorCity Casino for more than eight years, has been named executive chef of Chicago’s McCormick Place, the largest convention complex in North America. freep.com ... The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports the closing of Erik & Me, a riverfront restaurant that over two decades became a staple of dining in downtown suburban St. Charles. dailyherald.com

Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com

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