On the Radar
Graham Elliot (217 W. Huron St.; 312-624-9975), a "humble, bistronomic" restaurant from the supremely talented Graham Elliot Bowles, who earned four stars at Avenues. ETA: May.
Town & Country (525 W. Monroe St.), the post-Top Chef project of Dale Levitski: a massive upscale diner in the West Loop. ETA: September
Terrance Brennan has promised a Chicago offshoot of Manhattan's Artisanal where diners can watch mozzarella being made. ETA: November.
Piccolo Sogno, rustic Italian in the old Timo/Thyme space (464 N. Halsted St.), by Tony Priolo, the longtime chef of Coco Pazzo. ETA: June
Paul Kahan's and Donnie Madia's long-awaited beer-focused restaurant (845 W. Fulton Market St.). ETA: June.
Table 8, Govind Armstrong's "straightforward, approachable" River North spin on his Los Angeles stunner. ETA: Spring 2009