Logan Square Kitchen will close next week, and before they shut the doors for good they are clearing out the space with a garage sale. Everything from a salvaged bar to a 7.5-ft.-tall mirror and kitchen supplies will be for sale.
Other notable restaurants that have recently called it a day are Laurent Tourondel’s arena-sized restaurant BLT American Brasserie. Meanwhile, romantic Italian eatery Pane Caldo has closed - but they'll be relocating. In the meantime, a sister restaurant, Alimentari, will open on Monday at 621 W. Randolph Street.
Rumba closed on Hubbard St. to make way for Baume & Brix. Thomas Bowman of iNG and Steve Tavoso and Jeff Krogh, the owners of Epic, and behind the project. An opening date and concept are not finalized.
Other restaurant openings on the horizon include The Savoy, an absinthe and seafood joint opening in July in Wicker Park, taking the place of La Fonda del Gusto. Dragon Ranch Moonshine and BBQ, the latest project from Rockit Ranch, was reported to open on Wednesday, but according to the restaurant, they are still in the process of hiring servers. Picolo Sogno Due announced an opening date of July 5.
One restaurant that is without a doubt open for business is City Porch, but it won't be around for long. The pop-up at Navy Pier, features a different menu each month designed by a local chef. The inaugural chef is Heather Terhune, whose menu debuted last week. Upcoming chefs include Tony Mantuano and Jimmy Bannos.
Finally, Forever Yogurt was scheduled to open a new location in Andersonville this weekend and planned on giving the first 50 guests free yogurt for a year. However, due to licensing issues, the opening (and the free yogurt) have been postponed. Stay tuned...