Paul Kahan is No. 33 on Chicago Magazine's list of the Most Powerful Chicagoans. Paul Kahan is also planning another Mexican restaurant in Wicker Park.
Kahan, who replaces Grant Achatz as the highest-ranking restaurateur on the third annual list, tells the magazine that his upcoming One Off Hospitality project in the former Cipollina space on Damen will be "like a sister to Big Star...but slightly different in style." The space will hold around 40 seats.
The location is nearly next door to his perpetually-hot taco and whiskey spot, which is also undergoing an expansion. Kahan also divulges that he's planning a commercial bakery in a Lake Street building. He didn't place in the 2013 list, while Achatz, who was No. 26 last year, fell to No. 63. Rick Bayless clocks in at No. 41.
· The Power 100 [Chicago Mag]
· One Off Hospitality Planning Yet Another Wicker Park Restaurant [-ECHI-]