PORTAGE PARK— GreenRiver and A10 bartending vet Rachel Miller has headed north. She’s officially joined Community Tavern in Portage Park as head bartender, promising an eye for classic cocktails and strong wine and beer knowledge.
WICKER PARK— Executive chef Bradley Stellings is out at The Robey Hotel, which opened in February. The signature restaurant, Café Robey on the ground level is an all-day affair featuring a French-inflected menu. Stellings spoke to DNAinfo and said that they’re shifting the restaurant toward a more-casual vibe, and that’s why he’s leaving. He’s headed back to New York. A restaurant rep told DNAinfo that they want to make the menu more affordable. No word on who’ll take the reigns now.
BUCKTOWN/LINCOLN PARK— The Tribune reports that Scott Sax has taken over the executive chef position at Ada Street, the secluded boite in the Elston Industrial Corridor, succeeding Joanna Stachon. His menu launches this week; look for a Latin-American twists like steak tartare tacos aguachile style.
THE LOOP— Carolina Diaz has joined Terzo Piano as chef di cucina under exec chef Tony Mantuano. Diaz was most recently polishing her pasta cred as chef at Filini Restaurant and Bar in the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, but she offers an eclectic resume, including stints working with chef Bill Kim at UrbanBelly, Belly Shack and BellyQ.