Monday, March 25, 2013

Recently Ousted RL Bartenders Have Landed At Local Chicago To The Delight Of Their Fans

Curt Rose (left) and Russell Shulman (Photo: Jorge Gera Photography)

Expect the cocktails to be a whole lot better at Local Chicago now that two veteran bartenders have landed behind the stick.

Longtime RL drink makers Curt Rose and Russell Shulman were recently ousted from the Mag Mile social gathering spot (after 14 years!), and we're certain their fans will be happy to know that they're in a spot just a few blocks away.

West Town's Leopold Is Set For New Ownership & A Brand New Concept?!

Leopold interior (Photo: Leopold)

I received this curious email early Monday from Leopold owner Christy Agee regarding the future of her buzz-worthy, chef-driven restaurant in West Town:

"It has been our pleasure to welcome our guests into Leopold over the last 2+ years. It was an honor to work with so many talented, dedicated, creative and hard-working staff members.

"I've always said any restaurant in Chicago would be lucky to have the team that made Leopold such a success. That being said, we're looking forward to a new beginning at 1450 W. Chicago with new ownership.

"The last night of service as the Leopold you know and love will be this Saturday, March 30th."

Easter Is This Sunday . . . Here's Where To Make Brunch Reservations

Roka Akor's banana pancakes (Photo: Roka Akor)

Chocolate bunnies, Easter egg hunts or roasted leg of lamb?!

From an afternoon cruise on the Spirit of Chicago to bountiful buffets featuring Asian, Italian and French fare, we've gathered the very best Easter brunch options to share with family and friends on March 31.