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Jay Schroeder to Work for Bayless; New Vegan Restaurant Opening in Uptown; More

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RIVER NORTH—Former Red Door and Double A barman Jay Schroeder has his new gig, and it's a big one—working for Rick Bayless. Schroeder will be the bar manager and chief mixologist for Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, and Xoco. It sounds like he'll be working on the new Bayless projects too, saying "I'm very excited by all the things Rick has in the pipeline." [Zagat]

UPTOWN—A new vegan spot is coming to the former Purple Cow space at 838 W. Montrose. Expect Loving Heart to open November 1. [Uptown Update]

VARIOUS LOCATIONS—The Conde Nast Traveler Global Tasting Tour is coming to town for four days beginning on Sunday. They're hosting four different themed dinners at BellyQ, Publican Quality Meats, Yusho, and Spiaggia. Click here for more information and tickets. [EaterWire]

LINCOLN PARK—Emma Hearst and Sarah Krathen, co-owners of NYC's Sorella, will be at the Williams-Sonoma at 1550 N. Fremont on Saturday at 4 p.m. to sign copies of their book, "Sorella: Recipes, Cocktails & True Stories from our New York Restaurant," and to hold a cooking demo. [EaterWire]
[Photo: Jay Schroeder]

XOCO

449 North Clark Street, , IL 60654 (312) 661-1434 Visit Website

Topolobampo

445 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654 312-661-1434

Bar Sotano

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