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Bon App Shuts Out Chicago, Popular Boystown Restaurant Relocating, More Intel

Plus, Double Door is staying open for at least a few more months

Taverna 750
Taverna 750

Bon Appetit included four Chicago restaurants on the magazine's "long list" of its 50 Best New Restaurants in America. Its "short list" — the 10 winners — include none. Released yesterday, none of Boeufhaus, Monteverde, Pub Royale or Roister made the final cut, although the magazine did include GreenRiver head bartender Julia Momose as one of its best new mixologists of 2016. Congratulations go out to Julia — who was already named an Eater Young Gun in 2016.

—Five-year-old popular Boystown restaurant Taverna 750 is indeed on the move—and quickly. Following a report in July that its landlord is forcing out the Italian-tinged drinkery and eatery, a rep sends word that they're leaving the space at 750 W. Cornelia Ave. — and apparently the neighborhood as a whole — on Aug. 29 but are planning to reopen just a few days later (Sep. 2) at an undisclosed location. A statement includes a special deal for its final customers at that address: "Come toast to Taverna's time in Lakeview​ — ​and send us off on a new adventure! All guests that dine with us (through August 29) will receive a complimentary champagne toast with their meal." Stay tuned.

—The long, sad saga of the possible eviction of iconic Wicker Park live music club and bar Double Door is continuing on for longer. Following a ruling in favor of the landlord and eviction, a Cook County judge ruled on Monday afternoon that the club can stay open through the end of 2016, the Tribune reports. Could it possibly stay open past that as well? Co-owner Sean Mulroney, who may still appeal the ruling, told the paper that "We're not done. We still hope to work things out in that building."

—The third annual Charlie Trotter Day (week?) starts today, with 22 restaurants around Chicago — and a few others around the country — serving Trotter-inspired dishes to honor the iconic deceased chef through the weekend. The full list is here.

—A bartender at 25 Degrees in River North chased down two teenagers who had already robbed 10 people at "gunpoint" (it turned out to be a BB gun) and helped police apprehend them. CBS2 has the full story.


259 E Erie St Fl 18, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 337-0101

Taverna 750

750 W Cornelia Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 904-7466 Visit Website

25 Degrees Restaurant

736 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60610 (312) 943-9700 Visit Website

Double Door

1572 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 489-3160 Visit Website