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Restaurant News: Schwa Chef Arrested, LM Restaurant Opens In River North

By Anthony Todd in Food on Aug 17, 2012 6:20PM

Lyonnaise Salad at Brasserie by LM.
- The chefs at Schwa have always been known for their outsized personalities, but this is going a little far. Chef Michael Carlson, owner of Schwa, got into some trouble with police outside of his restuarant on Wednesday night for shooting off fireworks. A witness told Eater, "This was not a small amount of fireworks. There was a lot in multiple rounds." He was arrested, charged with a misdemeanor and released that night. No word on whether Schwa honored its reservations for the rest of the week or just took the week off.

- LM, the Lincoln Square staple that's been opening baby restaurants like crazy, has officially finished its move. They announced last month they'd be giving up their original space on Lincoln and moving the the former Elate location in the Hotel Felix in River North. We're excited to be able to get a great cassoulet in River North come winter, and while we're not fans of all of the LM expansions (Brasserie by LM in the south loop is pretty mediocre, though Troquet is one of our new favorites) we hope the high quality of the original transfers to the new location.

- Fans of Telegraph, rejoice! The team is opening a new restaurant. Ciao Napoli closed last months, and the rumor mill went crazy. Would Telegraph take over the space? As Time Out reported last week, the answer is a definitive yes. The team, lead by Chef Johnny Anderes, is going to open a new American-style restaurant in the space. And, be still our hearts, they are going to make wood-fired bagels in their pizza oven for breakfast. The spot should be open by October.