Plus: Albany Park's new Asian takeout spot, and a suburban Bar Louie closes.
Chaise Lounge closes to turn into The Southern, a showpiece for chef Cary Taylor.
Plus: haggis is legalized, and Top Chef supports Haitian relief, all in our morning news roundup.
Two of the three Chicago-area El Pollo Locos closed their doors last week.
A February closing date gets pushed back to "late 2010."
After 32 years, Chicago's oldest fondue restaurant will close in February.
January 30 is the last day of live music at The Pump Room, and then it gets turned over to the hands of the uber-glitzy hotelier Ian Schrager.
We dive into MenuPages's statistics to find out how last year really broke down.
The beloved Edgewater diner served its last breakfast this morning, but promises to open in a new location.
Fonda Del Mar moves into FDM, old Fonda Del Mar becomes Don Diablo. Got that?
The Empty Bottle team's inn turns out to have a name and a location, after all.
The new high-end cocktail joint aims for a January open.
A "lived-in" remodel for the Rush Street bar includes getting rid of their restaurant-within-a-restaurant.
Six openings and a closing in Chicago Mag's jam-packed weekly newsletter.
African Harambee turns into another Ethiopian Diamond, and a pizza bar on the way from the folks behind Simone's.
The restaurant explains that the financial woes leading to their closure are "not a result of the economy."
Luke Chenier's lunch joint closes, with plans to reopen in January as a new concept.