After months of speculation, Jam — the acclaimed Logan Square brunch spot — has a new home. They’re staying in the neighborhood and moving into the space Yusho occupied until it closed in July at 2853 N. Kedzie Ave. The current location, 3057 W. Logan Blvd., will close on Oct. 21, according to DNAinfo, and the new Jam will open sometime in early November.
Jam is one of Chicago’s 25 essential brunch restaurants. A landlord dispute is forcing the move. The new space is larger, and has lower rent. Owner Anthony Fiore and chef Jeff Mauro won’t mess with their successful formula. Jam’s stand-out items include a malted custard french toast and a hot chicken and waffle.
It’s the third location for Jam and they’ve spent the last six years in Logan Square. Before that, they were in Wicker Park at 937 W. Damen Ave. where Bricola most-recently operated. Fiore told DNAinfo that he preferred to stay at their current address, just off Logan Square’s main rotunda. He still expects more foot traffic at the new location.
Yusho closed in July, as chef/restaurateur Matthias Merges cited the difficulties in running an independent neighborhood restaurant. Yusho was his first restaurant, and he’s since planned a project with Graham Elliot in West Loop (Gideon Sweet) and has opened a bar in Wrigleyville (Lucky Dorr). He’s got another planned at the upcoming Hotel Zachary across the street from Wrigley Field.