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Vote For Chicago’s Saddest Restaurant Shutter of the Year

Which closure left Chicagoans in tears in 2017?

Eater Awards 2016 Saddest Shutter of the Year Winner, The Parthenon
Ashok Selvam
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.

Welcome to day five of the 8th annual Eater Awards, honoring the most esteemed restaurants, bars, chefs, and more in cities across the world. Here’s how the Eater Awards work: All 24 Eater cities and the national site will award prizes in multiple categories, including Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, Design of the Year, and Bar of the Year. In each category, editors will choose an editor’s choice winner and readers will vote for a reader’s choice winner — all to be announced on December 5. Editor’s choice winners will receive an illustrious tomato can trophy, as is the tradition around here. Eater will also further the fanfare, running a splashy feature about every editor’s choice winner throughout the course of the coming year.

Now, without any further ado, it’s time to vote for the reader’s choice winner in the Saddest Shutter of the Year category. Polls will be open for 24 hours and will be strictly policed for funny business. Choose wisely:


Vote for Chicago’s Saddest Restaurant Shutter of the Year

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    42 Grams
    (130 votes)
  • 21%
    (276 votes)
  • 30%
    (401 votes)
  • 17%
    Schaller’s Pump
    (228 votes)
  • 20%
    (271 votes)
1306 votes total Vote Now


2651 W Peterson Ave, Chicago, IL 60659 773-784-3383


851 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (312) 624-8509 Visit Website

Schaller's Pump

3714 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60609 (773) 376-6332


676 N Saint Clair Street, Chicago, IL 60611 312 202 0001

Ruxbin Kitchen

851 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642

42 grams

4662 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640 Visit Website