Today in supposedly big restaurant news that, frankly, we can’t get that excited about: Il Mulino, the hotshot New York import that took over part of the Biggs Mansion on 1150 N. Dearborn a few years ago (the other part is Table Fifty-Two), got a lot of press, but which nobody we know ever liked (read this hilarious takedown at LTHForum), and which in one case, at least, actually sued a paper (the Dallas Morning News) over their review, is closing Friday, according to Eater. Il Mulino says they’re going to find a new spot in town; we’ll watch that real closely.
But after speculation that the location might become a new Playboy Club, the replacement is now alleged to be something called Mr Chow, which is a see and be seen place in Beverly Hills and other trendy cities where you can pay a great deal of money for something resembling Chinese food. This finalizes a confusing situation we reported several months ago, in which Il Mulino was thinking about teaming up with Philippe Chow, who is not Mr. Chow, on a new concept in the space, while the space was bring stalked by Michael Chow, who is Mr. Chow. Glad that’s all settled now.