Monday, January 3, 2011

Eve, Adobo Grill Wicker Park Now Closed

(Photo: via Yelp)

Well, this bites.

Adobo Grill in Wicker Park served its last meal Saturday, according to a staffer.

The landlord has decided to take over the space to open his own restaurant later this year, she said.

January is National Soup Month

Rustic Red Kale and White Bean Soup (Photo: via

I'm hoping the guys behind Imagine Festivals will be able to pull off the first-ever Chowdah Fest Chicago happening at the Columbia Yacht Club later this month.

The event culminates National Soup Month by showcasing some of Chicago's best chefs as they compete to determine who makes the best chowder. Thus far, Bassim Zafar (Drake Hotel), Jonathan Lane (Benny's Chop House) and Giuseppe Tentori (Boka, GT Fish & Oyster) have been confirmed, but in order to keep on top of who else is participating, follow the organizers here.

Attendees get to sample and vote on the best chowders, plus a nice selection of bisques will be available. The event happens 6:30-9pm Jan. 31 and the $35 tickets benefit the Sea Scouts youth sailing program. You can get them here.

More soup for you to celebrate National Soup Month:

Doughnut Vault Set To Open Soon . . .

Maple Bacon-infused donuts from Glazed. (Photo: Glazed Donuts Catering)

Glazed is officially gone for good, but there's no need to shed a tear if you're looking for hoity-toity sweet treats.

Just got word restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff (Gilt Bar/Maude's Liquor Bar) is set to open Doughnut Vault in River North by month's end.