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The Simple Greek Landing in Highland Park; Restaurant Week Begins; More

Charlatan reveals late-night menu and there's a Kickstarter for an environmentally-friendly food truck.

The Simple Greek
The Simple Greek
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

HIGHLAND PARK—The Simple Greek is coming to north suburban Highland Park. The fast-casual concept with locations in Pittsburgh was founded by Marcus Lemonis, star of The Profit, a CNBC reality show. If that name rings a bill, it's because Lemonis is the investor who brought Crumbs out of bankruptcy. In fact, The Simple Greek, 478 Central Ave., is right down the street from the Highland Park Crumbs. [Crain's]

AROUND TOWN—As if you didn't know, Chicago Restaurant Week starts on Friday and lasts through Feb. 12. For two weeks, selected restaurants will offer special prix fixe menus costing $22 for lunch and $33/$44 for dinner. This year 331 restaurants are participating, up from 2014's total of 301. Check out the website here. [EaterWire]

WEST TOWN—Charlatan, the acclaimed restaurant from the minds of the Three Aces' crew, Tweeted a late-night menu. Highlights include a rotating bolognese special, a meatball sandwich on focaccia and black pepper rigatoni. [EaterWire]

THE INTERNET—Do you want Chicago to have an emission-free food truck? Well this Kickstarter is for you. The campaign aims to bring Herb-N-Juice's cold-press organic juices to the streets. [TimeOut Chicago]


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