Restaurant News: Koren Grieveson Leaves avec, Belly Q Opens Today
By Anthony Todd in Food on Aug 22, 2012 7:45PM
Avec's Koren Grieveson with Padma Lakshmi, from Season 4 of "Top Chef." Photo courtesy of Bravo.
- Belly Q opens tonight at 5 p.m. The team at the new Bill Kim-run Asian barbecue restaurant revealed to Eater that tonight was the night, after rumors swirled that the opening would be sometime this week. What little we can see of the space looks beautiful, and anything we put into our mouths that comes out of a Bill Kim kitchen is bound to be good. We'll definitely be following up on this one.
- Is the Tribune planning to write Charlie Trotter's a scathing sendoff? After a week of loving retrospectives, Grubstreet Chicago speculated that Mark Caro, Tribune reporter and author of The Foie Gras Wars, may be planning to write a poison pen letter to the famous chef. He mentions the bad blood between Trotter and the Trib, including a writer supposedly denied service at the restaurant and the fact that Trotter gave the exclusive on his closure to the Sun-Times, as well as a bunch of other bits and pieces that may indicate that the Tribune is about to do something unexpected. We'll have to wait and see.