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Sean Pharr Named Bristol's Executive Chef; Langham Chicago's James Beard Dinner; More

Plus, free prosecco tasting at Eataly; Beachwood Inn sticks around a little longer.

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The Bristol's Sean Pharr
The Bristol's Sean Pharr
Anjali Pinto

BUCKTOWN—Change has come to The Bristol with the appointment of Sean Pharr to the executive chef position. Pharr, who has spent the past year working at B. Hospitality Co.'s other restaurants Balena and Formento's, also spent time in the kitchens of Tru and NoMI. Chris Pandel, who has been The Bristol's executive chef since the restaurant opened in 2008, will concentrate on getting Armour & Swift, the next B. Hospitality and Boka restaurant collaboration, off the ground a little later this year. [Tribune]

RIVER NORTH—The Langham Chicago's executive chef Anthony Zamora and Travelle's Tim Graham and Scott Green will host a six-course James Beard dinner on Thursday, April 16 with help from Chris Pandel (Balena), Giuseppe Tentori (GT Fish & Oyster), Paul Virant (Vie) and Andrew Zimmerman (Sepia). Tickets are $190 per person and can be purchased here. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTH—Head to Eataly tomorrow night from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. for a free prosecco tasting with Contessa Enrica Rocca, author of Venice on a Plate...but What a Plate. Rocca teaches a cicchetti class afterwards, tickets for which are $95. [EaterWire]

WICKER PARK—Turns out Beachwood Inn isn't going least not yet. The bar has gone back and forth on when it will close and now it's not for "perhaps another month," according to a Facebook post. [EaterWire]


330 N Wabash Ave Fl 2, Chicago, IL 60611 312-923-7705 Visit Website

The Langham, Chicago

330 North Wabash, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 923-9988 Visit Website

The Bristol

2152 North Damen Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 862-5555 Visit Website

Eataly Chicago

43 East Ohio Street, , IL 60611 (312) 521-8700 Visit Website

Beachwood Inn

1415 N Wood St, Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 486-9806