Well, this is old news by now (seriously!), but Schwa has closed indefinitely as of last Friday night or so, when Charlie Trotter took the gang out to dinner there - nice to go out on a bang, we guess. Schwa’s closing seems to have nothing to do with lack of critical acclaim or slow business (because neither of those things were the case at all), but instead, because of owner-chef Michael Carlson’s undisclosed “personal issues.” For everyone’s sake, we hope this is only a temporary situation.
By the way, were we the only people who had Columbus Day off? Some busy bees in/on the Chicago Food Blogosphere!
[Photo: a schwa, Lonely Goat]