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GT Prime Preview, Taste of Chicago Draws 1.4 Million, More Intel

Plus, a chef change comes to the summer hotspot LondonHouse

Taste of Chicago 2016
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GT Prime, the Boka Group and chef Giuseppe Tentori's follow-up to their hit restaurant GT Fish & Oyster, will be different than other steakhouses because of it will serve meat by the ounce and other small plates, Chicago magazine reports. Also look for faux fur stools at the bar among its 130 seats, a large wine by the glass program, and a "frisbee" table when it opens next month.

—Attendance at this year's Taste of Chicago was on par with 2015, reeling in an estimated 1.4 million people to Grant Park last week, according to data provided by the city. 67 restaurants served more than 200 menu items this year.

LondonHouse, the new tri-level rooftop and restaurant hotel hotspot on Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue, already has a chef change after just over a month in. Riley Huddleston, who also ran the kitchen at I/O Godfrey in River North, is out and has left Chicago to focus on his Boise Fry Company. Chef de Cuisine Jacob Verstegen is in.

—A second person has filed a lawsuit against Bridgeport's Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill over its E. coli outbreak, according to Fox 32 and the Sun-Times. Fox's figure brings the number of people infected to "at least 50 in the last two weeks."

—Eaters in Rogers Park are getting a "Chipotle of Mediterranean food" named Oliv Epicurean Grill in early 2017, DNAinfo reports. Look for customizable Mediterranean-themed bowls and wraps near the Clarke's Diner on Sheridan Road.

Crain's takes a deep dive into the questionable business history and practices of Phil Tadros, owner of the Bow Truss coffee chain, Budlong Hot Chicken, Aquanaut brewery, and other projects.

LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton

85 East Upper Wacker Drive, , IL 60601 (312) 357-1200 Visit Website

Grant Park

337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 742-3918 Visit Website

Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill

300 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60616 (312) 225-3200 Visit Website

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