Monday, October 29, 2012
Custom House's Last Day Is Halloween
Interior of Custom House (Photo: Custom House)
That's really too bad because they made one helluva burger and the bartenders were very skilled in their craft. Custom House was also a great place to hit up before or after a performance at the Auditorium Theatre.
The husband-and-wife team behind the Printers' Row restaurant also owns Eggy's and Maison in the Lakeshore East neighborhood.
Eater Chicago has the scoop on additional closings . . .
UPDATE: Here is the official statement of the closing from the owners:
"After seven deeply rich and fulfilling years, we have decided that it was time to bid adieu to the Custom House Tavern. We felt that given the changing demographics of the neighborhood and the needs of the Hotel Blake that the Custom House Tavern concept would need to evolve again and at present, we have decided to focus on our two newest restaurants instead.
"Custom House Tavern's last service will be Wednesday, October 31, 2012.
"We will be as a team focusing on Maison Brasserie and Eggy's Urban Diner. Executive Chef Perry Hendrix will continue to lead his teams at both locations as will Executive Pastry Chef Erin Mooney. We will be looking to update our menus at both Maison and Eggy's – and present our guests with additional creative fare. We will be hosting several events this winter at both locations, including a satellite dinner at Maison for Baconfest. We hope to be adding dinner back to Eggy's line up with a
newly minted Blue Plate Special focused menu in a few weeks."