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The Glunz Tavern Set To Open Mid-December

The Glunz Tavern, the once shuttered Prohibition-era tavern that was originally scheduled to debut in June, is finally set to re-open in Old Town in the next two weeks.

Barbara Glunz (granddaughter of original proprietor Louis Glunz I) and her son Christopher Donovan, both of whom run neighboring wine shop The House of Glunz, are heading up the Euro-centric tavern. Allen Sternweiler (Duchamp, Butcher & the Burger) will serve as consulting chef, while up-and-coming 22-year-old Erin Jezl, who helped open Butcher & the Burger, will take the helm as head chef.

According to Jezl, the menu will encompass cuisines from around Europe, including items like filet mignon with bordelaise, roasted shallots, asparagus and bone marrow, tomato basil arancini with spicy lemon aioli and a burger with tomato marmalade, onion confit and blue cheese. Of the old tavern Jezl says, "We're looking to bring it upscale. Old Town is constantly reinventing and we will fit in well."
—Mindy Yahr Jaffe
· House of Glunz "Re-opening" The Glunz Tavern in June [~ECHI~]
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The Glunz Tavern

1202 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL