Todd English to Open Food Hall in Chicago

Todd English with Radhika Desai (who works at the unrelated English) at The Florentine. Photo:

Looks like Todd English is planning to open an outlet of his popular Food Hall in Chicago. Talking to the 312 Dining Diva, English explained that he had deep Chicago connections, and that he couldn’t wait to open a new spot here. English’s Plaza Food Hall opened in June in New York, and features a collection of different cuisines, from sushi to pizza. This “food hall” trend is huge right now in New York, with Mario Batali’s Eataly being the best example. All we know right now is that this one will be even bigger than the one in New York. As for it’s location, all he’ll say right now is that it will be in the Gold Coast. [312 Dining Diva]