Restaurant News: Half Acre Taproom Opens, Glenn Leaves Glenn's Diner

By Anthony Todd in Food on Nov 5, 2012 9:20PM

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- We peeked inside Half-Acre's new taproom last week, but the actual opening date was still a little bit fuzzy. Well, according to Eater, it's open now. The Taproom officially opened its doors last friday, and from now on they will be open till 11 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and till 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, you'll have to finish your drinking by midnight.

- Fans of Glenn's Diner in Ravenswood will be sad to hear that Glenn Fahlstrom, creator and co-owner of the restaurant, has given up his ownership stake following a long-running lawsuit. Center Square Journal reports that Fahlstrom is "utterly devastated" but had to surrender to fix his finances. Fahlstrom won't say what the lawsuit was about, but he ran out of money and had to back down. The restaurant will stay open and keep the name, but there may be some staff changes. Don't expect Fahlstrom to be gone for long - he's already got plans to open another restaurant.

- Found, the new Evanston restaurant from Amy Morton and former C-House Chef Nicole Pederson, opens for business on Tuesday. They've been sending out an absolutely charming series of emails, including the above flyer with a quote from J.R.R. Tolkien. The restaurant combines businesses and social mission, as they will be using the business as a training ground to teach business and work skills in collaboration with Evanston's Connections for the Homeless. Grubstreet has the full menu.