Homaro Cantu Planning Organic Brewery For Summer 2015 Debut:
Homaro Cantu is getting into the beer business with an as-yet-fully-named brewery to be headed up by Moto general manager Trevor Rose-Hamblin (who is a partner in the project), according to the Chicago Tribune. Cantu has plans to serve food in the space, but don't expect anything close to what he's done at Moto or at the recently closed iNG.
The Last Dinner at Homaro Cantu's iNG is Tomorrow:
Your last chance to flavor trip at Homaro Cantu's iNG is tomorrow night. Cantu is closing his miracle berry-driven molecular tasting menu restaurant after more than three years in business on Fulton Market. Moto, his signature restaurant next door, will remain open.
Another Al's Beef Opening Within Three Weeks; Lush Roscoe Now Serving Booze; More:
LOOP—Look for an Al's Beef to open at 234 S. Wabash in "two or three weeks" depending on construction. It will be the ninth downtown location for the Italian beef chain. [DNAinfo/EaterWire]
ROSCOE VILLAGE—The Lush Wines and Spirits at 2232 W. Roscoe, which previously only had booze for retail, is now serving in-house. Beginning with wine by the glass tonight (read the full list below), they'll...
Former Baume & Brix Chef Teaming With Perennial Virant GM For New Spot in Sprout Space:
A couple loose ends from two of the most resounding shutters of 2013 are getting tied up. Knife & Tine, an interesting new restaurant with former Baume & Brix and iNG chef de cuisine Nate Park, is coming to the former Sprout space. Perennial Virant general manager Carissa Shaffer is leading the new ownership group.