Archive for February, 2015

Curbed Chicago: Maggie Daley Park Restaurant

February 27th, 2015

By Patrick Sisson

At last night’s meeting of the Grant Park Conservancy, new renderings for the forthcoming restaurant at the south end of Maggie Daley Park took the idea of site-specific architecture to heart. The proposed design from SPACE Architects and Site Design Group features a glass restaurant built to wrap around existing trees, as well as a green roof with a staircase leading down into the park. In addition to a seamless indoor-outdoor transition, the glass structure preserves sightlines to Buckingham Fountain, and the front will open up in the summer. Al fresco dining next to a tree growing inside the restaurant does take things to a whole new level, doesn’t it? Still in preliminary planning stages, with an anticipated early 2016 opening, the restaurant will take root at a site down the street from the Modern Wing…

Press | Posted by Carolyn Skaggs

Eater Chicago: New Owen & Engine Project

February 10th, 2015

By Ashok Selvam

After two successful restaurants under her belt, Owen & Engine’s Bo Fowler is no longer worried about being pigeonholed for her Korean heritage and is opening a third spot.

She and cicerone Elliot Beier hope their new, unnamed project will open by late fall in Logan Square. The restaurant will be the sum of two concepts: Fowler’s desire to focus on Southeast Asian flavors, and Beier’s interest in opening a brew pub. Fowler’s shop will feature a rotating variety of dumplings, Vietnamese dishes, thick Chinese noodles and noodle sticks รข?? not just the trendy ramen that’s infiltrated Chicago’s dining scene. The flavors will be traditional with new twists . . .

Press | Posted by Carolyn Skaggs