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:

Lite Bites: What Your Favorite Chefs & Mixologists Are Up To Around Town

Paul McGee pic (left) via Haberdash Men; Jason Hammel photo via Chicago Reader

Lula Café owner/chef Jason Hammel and Three Dots and a Dash partner/mixologist Paul McGee have teamed up for the ultimate Halloween bash at the trendy Logan Square resto. They've assembled some of the city's top bartenders as Lula transforms into The Violent Hour. Talent includes Brad Bolt (Bar DeVille), Josh Pearson (Sepia) and Benjamin Schiller (BOKA), who will serve scary signature cocktails at numerous stations. Starts at 7pm Oct. 31. No reservations; cash only.

Grant Achatz (Alinea, Next, The Aviary) is participating in the annual Chicago Humanities Festival on Nov. 4. Too bad it's sold out!

• Former Erwin chef Michael Lathrop is now at Acre. Look for him to interpret the restaurant's farm-to-table concept in his own style.