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4 Chef Shuffles to Know at Chicago-Area Restaurants

Dos Urban has a sous chef and Links hired a One Off Vet

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Joel Ramirez, the new sous chef at Dos Urban Cantina
Dos Urban Cantina
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.

HUMBOLDT PARK— Dos Urban Cantina has added a sous chef, and it’s a reunion for the Mexican restaurant’s Brian and Jennifer Enyart, who worked with him while at Topolobampo. Joel Ramirez, a South Side native, is the restaurant’s first-ever sous chef. He worked most recently as sous che at the aforementioned Rick Bayless restaurant.

MAGNIFICENT MILE— There's a new chef di cucina over at Terzo Piano inside the Art Institute of Chicago. Carolina Diaz takes the job after leaving Filini Restaurant & Bar inside the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. She's a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Art with a B.S. in applied science.

WICKER PARK— Links Taproom has brought on Joey Hejtmanek as the craft beer tavern’s new executive chef. The Berwyn native is a former sous chef at two One Off Hospitality restaurants, Avec and Big Star. Starting Saturday, he’s launching a new weekend brunch menu from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Link’s had stopped serving brunch for about a month, so it’s the meal’s return. Check out the full menu below.

Link's Taproom Brunch Menu

MADISON, WIS.— Joe Heppe has moved back up north to his native Wisconsin. The former chef at Untitled and Oak & Char is now in America’s Dairyland, working as executive chef at The Edgewater, the 68-year-old hotel in Madison, Wis. Heppe will oversee the hotel’s four restaurants. They’re carrying over a modern Midwestern theme at the flagship restaurant, The Statehouse, and have renamed the bar as Augie’s Tavern, in honor of The Edgewater’s former owner. They launched new menus last week.

Links Taproom

1559 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 360-7692 Visit Website

Terzo Piano

159 East Monroe Street, , IL 60603 (312) 443-8650 Visit Website

The Edgewater Hotel

2411 Alaskan Way, , WA 98121 (206) 792-5959 Visit Website

Dos Urban Cantina

2829 West Armitage Avenue, , IL 60647 (773) 661-6452 Visit Website