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Jan Henrichsen Moves to Fat Rice; Art Smith Responds to Barilla With a Brunch; More

LOGAN SQUARE—Jan Henrichsen, the "Lady of Libations," has left Found to become the new beverage director at Fat Rice. She replaces Jason Brown, who left for the upcoming Oyster Pail and The Wilcox. [EaterWire]

ART SMITH'S HOUSE—In responding to the Barilla pasta owner's anti-gay remarks, chef Art Smith (Table Fifty-Two) is throwing a protest brunch tomorrow at 2 p.m. at his place. Email Smith to attend, only 50 seats are available. [EaterWire]

GOLD COAST—One Off Hospitality has changed the name of their upcoming restaurant in the Thompson Hotel from Nico to Nico Osteria. It will also have a lounge, named Salone Nico. [Crain's]

RIVER NORTH—Time is drawing near for this year's Shaw's Oyster Fest on October 18. Seeing as it's the 25th anniversary, they're pulling out all the stops: 10 types of dishes, three types of oysters, Goose Island beer, and live music (including Buddy Guy) at the block party on Rush and Illinois. Tickets cost $30. [EaterWire]
Fat Rice [Photo: Marc Much]


1631 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 868-8945 Visit Website

Fat Rice

2957 West Diversey Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 661-9170 Visit Website

Nico Osteria

1015 North Rush Street, , IL 60611 (312) 994-7100 Visit Website


151 W Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60654 312 274 1111 Visit Website

Shaw's Crab House

1900 East Higgins Road, , IL 60173 (847) 517-2722 Visit Website

Fat Rice

2957 W Diversey Ave., Chicago, IL