Thanks for the Memories - Restaurants That Closed in 2010
By Anthony Todd in Food on Nov 9, 2010 6:40PM
Tizi Melloul is one of the departed restaurants that we miss.
It must be said that some closings do not provoke much emotion. Eivissa, the Old Town tapas experiment, didn't measure up to expectations, despite a great chef and a wonderful design. Dirty Martini, which Metromix identifies as "the only bar in Chicago with vodka on tap" probably won't be missed by too many, and we were seemingly the only people in town who liked 44th Ward Dinner Party and their grilled-cheese-centric menu.
But some great Chicago stalwarts also closed their doors. Tizi Melloul, a relaxed, hip joint with one of the best party rooms in the city, gave up the ghost this year less than 3 months after we reviewed it! Brasserie Jo is being repurposed into a younger, hipper spot for french food, and we will miss May Street Market, the site of many a celebration dinner.
There are 37 restaurants on the list - go and relive some memories. Are there any other places that closed in 2010 that deserve a mention?