Monday, May 18, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: Popular sushi spot to shutter; plans to reopen soon


Just found out trendy Gold Coast sushi restaurant, Tsunami, serves its last meal on May 31.

An Ultimate Insider tells 312DD the husband-and-wife owners had a farewell party over the weekend, but plan to reopen at some point in the area:

"Tsunami is still open until the 31st!!! And they had a beautiful 'going away' party over the weekend...Steve & Melissa will definitely be back with a new space soon."

We wish them luck.

Weekend Tweet Beat

Stephanie Izard is the executive chef/owner of The Drunken Goat, set to open in the fall. (Photo: Stephanie Izard)

What were Chicago's top toques up to this weekend?! 312DD checks out their Twitter accounts:

David Beran (Alinea): “Ashed almond cheese.. paired with violet mustard, brined/burnt grapevine, evo poached grape, cured lamb and frisee... new Alinea course.”

Efrain Cuevas (ChEfrain): “Getting up at 7. Gotta prep: venison rack, lamb shanks, duck and shrimp. Served a couple hundred tonight. Learned some new BBQ tricks.”

Rick Gresh (David Burke’s Primehouse): “Going to Underground with (David) Burke. Where will the night lead?”

Stephanie Izard (The Drunken Goat): “Just ate at Taxim, so tasty! Great food and fun vibe, check it out. Ming Tsai was there too!”

Rob Leavitt (Mado): “Busiest night ever, and I'm all out of sweetbreads! Coming soon...crispy rabbit confit with pea tendrils, lake perch and porchetta!”

Debbie Sharpe (Feast, Goddess & Grocer): “Drank gin & beer & whiskey this weekend... separately. First time in 35 years. Days of my wild youth relived.”

Carol Wallack (Sola): “Sola won the NRA BBQ Challenge, again! Stoked!”