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Out To Pasteur

By Erin in Food on May 12, 2005 5:12PM


You know it's a sign of a rough weekend ahead when our friends at Chicago Magazine's Dish column release its weekly bundle of food-related news goodies and in it contains the news that not one, not two, but three restaurants are closing.

Topping the list of closures this week is Pasteur, 5525 N. Broadway, a Vietnamese restaurant long considered one of the best in town. According to Chicago Magazine, the owners intend to reopen Pasteur in at least a year but as "more of a French and Vietnamese tapas restaurant," the magazine reports. Look for the menu at Pasteur to pack its bags at move to 1344 West Devon and set up shop at Viet Bistro, but for a cheaper price.

Next comes word that Chicagoist favorite She She, 4539 N. Lincoln Ave, the five-year-old Lincoln Square spot that, if we may be so bold, was one of the first restaurants to help -- or hinder, depending on your perspective -- the neighborhood get on the map as a destination spot for drinking and dining, is up for sale. The owners plan to "reconcept" the spot if they don't get a "strong buyer."

Lastly, and truth be told we could really give two hoots about this one, is the closing of Crab House, 315 N. LaSalle St, formerly Bob Chinn’s Crab House Chicago. Levy Restaurants looks to turn the spot into Fulton’s on the River.