|Rosebud Trattoria now closed|
Corporate chef Peter Balodimas has stepped away from the Rosebud Group, but will remain in control of the kitchen at Rosebud Trattoria. According to DNA Info, the restaurant closed this weekend and Balodimas will convert the space into a “farm-focused” restaurant that pulls ingredients from small farms across the country. Domestic is reported to open this summer.
Radler and D.A.S.
The project from former Vie chef Nate Sears has a location. The restaurant located at 2375 N. Milwaukee Ave., according to The Dish, will feature two German concepts. The first and larger one will serve simple seasonal dishes and go by the name Radler. The smaller space, D.A.S., will serve a select tasting menu a few times a week at a 10-seat communal table.
Perhaps the only thing Chicago needs less than another farm-to-table joint is an Olive Garden. The restaurant that has five suburban locations secured space in the Kmart parking lot at 3535 West Addison St. Endless soup, salad and breadsticks anyone? Chicago will only have to wait a few more months before gorging on oversized bowls of pasta. The restaurant is scheduled to open this summer.