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The Restaurateur Who Helped Bring Dim Sum to Chicago Has Died

Plus, Double Door is definitely coming to Uptown, and more intel

Eddy Cheung was among the first to bring Hong Kong-style dim sum to Chicago.
Phoenix [Official Photo]

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.

It is with a heavy heart and much sadness to inform everyone that Eddy Cheung the beloved owner of jade court passed...

Posted by Jade Court on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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.

OPENING UPDATE: We will be opening our doors THIS Thursday! See you soon : Lori Sapio Photography

Posted by Amaru Restaurant on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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.

Jade Court Chinese Cuisine

626 South Racine Avenue, , IL 60607 (312) 929-4828 Visit Website

Green City Market

1790 N Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 880-1266 Visit Website


1904 West North Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 687-9790 Visit Website

Double Door

1572 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 489-3160 Visit Website

Amaru Chicago

1904 W. North Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60622 305-942-7012 Visit Website

Phoenix Restaurant

2131 South Archer Avenue, , IL 60616 (312) 328-0848 Visit Website