Monday, September 29, 2008

Oak Tree opening delayed another month

Here's evidence that you cannot rely on restaurants to open when they say they will:

The Dish reported way back in July that Mag Mile fave Oak Tree was coming back as Oak Tree Restaurant & Bakery on Thursday.

Turns out that's not happening after all—at least not this week. They're now looking at a Nov. 15 re-opening, but hey, you never, ever know.

Recap of first-ever Chicago Gourmet


I didn't get a chance to check out the highly anticipated Chicago Gourmet: A Celebration of Food and Wine event, but my colleagues over at The Stew hung out all weekend with several blog posts, including this one.

Here's a taste:

"If you wanted to taste the food of the A-list chefs, you had to wait for the individual tasting tables staggered throughout the day. These lasted roughly 90 minutes. Mindy Segal of Hot Chocolate served a cold thimble of hot chocolate; Rick Moonen of Las Vegas’ RM Seafood served a refreshing arctic char ceviche. I did not have a bad thimble of anything, however long the lines for those thimbles could get. My highlight was the pretty little bamboo plate of unbelievable foie gras served by Christophe David at NoMI. It came topped with a dollop of apricot-Thai long peppercorn chutney."

Today's the day . . .


. . . for City Hall and Wrigleyville bar owners to meet on that wack proposal. They're convening at John Barleycorn and hopefully they'll come out of there with a solution to make all happy.