August 2015 is quickly becoming a month of many restaurant shutters. Browntrout, the well-regarded farm-to-table, sustainable and organic eatery on Lincoln Avenue in North Center, becomes the latest after its announcement today on Facebook that it's closing on August 30.
After six years of being part of Chicago's local foods culture, Chef Sanders and the staff of Browntrout are moving on to greener pastures. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to host you over the years, and we are grateful. To our dedicated staff and the wonderful farms we have known and who provided great food for us over the years- you were the spark that helped us to shine! Thank you!
We will remain open until the end of the month, and look forward to seeing all of you one last time! After August 30th, the restaurant will be closed. Chef Sanders and his family look forward to time together and new adventures to pursue.
Browntrout and Sean Sanders
As stated in the note, Browntrout was in business for six years and was one of the first restaurants in Chicago to almost exclusively use hyper-local produce, fish and meats, employ house-made charcuterie and whole animal service, and source from its rooftop garden. There's no word yet what chef Sean Sanders and his wife Nadia will be up to next or what's happening to the space—stay tuned.