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Le Lan's Kim Has Noodles on the Brain

By Chuck Sudo on May 7, 2008 3:27PM

2008_05_bill_kim.jpgFrom Crain's comes word that Le Lan Executive chef Bill Kim is leaving behind the river North French-Vietnamese outpost to open a noodle shop/casual eatery in Logan Square.

Urban Belly, a casual, BYOB eatery at 3053 N. California, is set to open in mid-June. It's also fulfills a longtime dream of Kim's to open a chain of casual restaurants and to highlight noodles on to show that there's more to them in Asian cuisines than ramen. Entrees will top out in price at $20, and the interior will feature furnishings by importer Golden Triangle.

Image via star chefs.