8 to Watch For
Jason Vincent (Nightwood) has sizable plans for his return to the restaurant scene—new American food that’s “not weird.” Read more.
Smyth + the Loyalist
John and Karen Shields, both formerly of Charlie Trotter’s, present fine-dining spot Smyth upstairs for when the parents are in town and easygoing bar the Loyalist downstairs for when they’re not.
Out with the old, in with the new—look, concept, and hype.
Cruz Blanca and Leña Brava
Rick Bayless takes the plunge on Randolph Street with his long-awaited brewery/taqueria and adjoining Baja-inspired seafood restaurant.
Power couple David and Anna Posey (Blackbird and Publican, respectively)will cook up an eight-course tasting menu of American food. Read more.
Iliana Regan (Elizabeth, Bunny) has already proven there’s nothing she can’t cook. Next up: Japanese.