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Italian Theater District Favorite Tesori Closes Down

Plus, cocktail stalwart Kumiko gets a major national honor and more intel

Tesori has closed in the Theater District
Tesori [Official Photo]

Popular Italian restaurant Tesori shutters after six years in the Loop

Theater goers and other downtown eaters have officially lost one of the area’s more popular Italian restaurants. Tesori, which had been open for six years at 65 E. Adams Street, has shut down for good, its website announces. The restaurant had previously been closed temporarily since April 3 as a casualty of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians’ strike, and ownership apparently decided to pull the plug for good in the space that was previously home to Rhapsody.

This Chicago cocktail bar is a Food & Wine best new restaurant

One of Chicago’s hottest cocktail bars is now one of the country’s best new restaurants, according to Food & Wine. Kumiko, the Japanese-inspired stalwart from Julia Momose and Oriole team, landed at No. 5 on the magazine’s annual list as it prepares to unleash its new basement omakase bar tonight. The magazine also named Passerotto’s ddukbokki lamb ragu as its “mashup of the year.”

An over-the-top baseball-themed popup bar opens in Wrigleyville

After previously going all out for Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day popups in Wrigleyville, Deuces and the Diamond Club is now a decked-out baseball-themed popup with “wall-to-wall décor from the entire major league” including a throne made out of bats, sliders with buns in Cubs colors, over-the-top boozy shakes, and much more. Check out a photo of Deuce’s Major League Bar below, which is now open and will hold a grand opening party on May 31.

The bat throne at Deuce’s Major League Bar
Kailley Lindman [Official Photo]

West Town’s Fleetwood Mac popup bar reopens with CBD cocktails

And finally, West Town’s Fleetwood Mac-themed popup bar has joined the CBD craze as its run is extended once again. Rhiannon, which is open again Thursdays through Sundays through the spring and summer inside the Rookery at 2109 W. Chicago Avenue, now serves eight CBD cocktails including “Crystal Visions” with Champagne, edible glitter, and purple rock sugar crystals.

Deuces and The Diamond Club

3505 North Clark Street, , IL 60657 (773) 644-5554 Visit Website


5420 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL Visit Website


65 E Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603 (312) 786-9911 Visit Website


630 West Lake Street, , IL 60661 (312) 285-2912 Visit Website

The Rookery

2109 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (503) 222-7673 Visit Website