There has rarely been a time in U.S. history when it was more challenging to open a restaurant. Still, wheels are in motion to open the doors on three promising Chicago restaurants before the end of the year.
Menus at Chinese restaurants were once identical to one another; then, we “discovered” different regions of China (Hunan, Szechuan) had their own culinary traditions. So it is with Indian food; many Chicago Indian restaurants focus on Northern Indian food; now, Aman is opening soon to spread the good news—and tastes—of Southern Indian food, with a twist.
Music, an outdoor patio, food and wine are promised by owner Eric Williams of the Silver Room (Hyde Park neighbor of Erick Williams’ Virtue); Williams says, “I live in Bronzeville, and we shouldn’t have to go out of our neighborhood to have quality spaces…We need something in Bronzeville [that continues] the rich culture of Bronzeville.”
Trevor Teich, who ran a series of knockout pop-up dinners, is going brick-and-mortar with a restaurant named after his now-legendary series. Teich works within what might be called the American Contemporary culinary tradition, using sometimes exotic ingredients prepared and presented in ways that are simply mind-blowing… and delicious.
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