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Intelligentsia Logan Square Opening April 25; Gilbert vs Carlson Chef Battle

LOGAN SQUARE—The highly-anticipated eighth Intelligentsia Cafe will be at 2642 N. Milwaukee and open April 25. Details are still scant, but representatives promise "lots of exciting details." [EaterWire]

BUCKTOWN—The chef battle between Theo Gilbert (Ripasso/Red Headed Stepchild) and Michael Carlson (Schwa) will take place at Red Headed Stepchild (1619 N. Damen) on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. Visit the restaurant for tickets, they cost $185 and are limited to 36 seats. All proceeds go to the Chicago Wapiti youth rugby team. [Eaterwire]

LOGAN SQUARE—Radler and D.A.S., the twin concepts from Nathan Sears (Vie) have an address now: 2375 N. Milwaukee. One will be large (3200 square-feet) and the other will have one ten-top table. [Dish]

FOREST PARK—A new trained-themed restaurant has popped up in the near-west suburbs: The Junction Diner. A train delivers food to kids and it also has booze for the adults. Refrain from riding the train when drinking. [EaterWire]

Schwa Restaurant

1466 North Ashland Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 252-1466 Visit Website


1619 N Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL Visit Website

The Radler

2375 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 276-0270 Visit Website

Intelligentsia Cafe

2642 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL