A groundbreaking Cantonese restaurateur has died
Restaurateur Eddy Cheung of University Village’s Jade Court has died at age 69, the Sun-Times reported, and his family has closed the restaurant at South Racine Avenue indefinitely as they decide how to proceed. A call to the restaurant went unanswered. Born in China and raised in Hong Kong, he reportedly died of a heart attack on June 27. Cheung previously operated Hong Kong-style dim sum destination Phoenix in Chinatown, and was among the first to introduce Chicagoans to the bustle and excitement of selecting dishes from carts that staff push around the space.
A co-owner confirms: the Uptown Double Door is happening
After a long wait, Double Door fans finally have some good news: the storied music venue and bar is definitely still coming to 1050 W. Wilson Avenue in Uptown, according to Block Club. Despite speculation that the project was going nowhere after months of silence, co-owner Sean Mulroney reportedly confirmed the news, and Ald. James Cappleman’s (Ward 46) office reported slow but steady progress on the space.
Wicker Park’s new pan-Latin spot opens tomorrow
Pan-Latin restaurant Amaru from chef Rodolfo Cuadros (Carnivale) finally has an opening date. Staff will begin serving Central and South American cuisine, including a ceviche of the day, on Thursday on North Avenue, representatives wrote on Facebook. It was previously slated to open last week but was delayed.
More than 100 restaurants and chefs will celebrate farmers at annual chef barbecue
And finally, Green City Market’s 2019 chef barbecue happens Thursday on the south end of Lincoln Park, featuring more than 100 restaurants and purveyors with dishes designed to highlight produce from Green City Market farmers. The lineup is stacked with heavy hitters, including Band of Bohemia, the Publican, and highly anticipated newcomer Superkhana International. Tickets for the popular annual event start at $25.