Restaurant News: BadHappy Poutine, Swim Café, Icosium Kafe Closed Or Closing
By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jan 2, 2014 7:25PM
Sunday is your last chance (for now) to get BadHappy Poutine's RedNeck Poutine
- Eater Chicago reports BadHappy Poutine Shop is closing after their brunch service Sunday. Owner and chef Tom Kern said a landlord dispute is behind the decision to shutter his popular but poorly located storefront. Kern did say he would be interested in re-opening BadHappy in a new location but only after he takes a break to focus on the spring opening of Geek Bar in Lincoln Park. Kern will bring some BadHappy favorites along with him to Geek Bar.
- Swim Café quietly closed while co-owner Karen Gerod continues her battle with cancer. Gerod and her sister Debra opened the Noble Square coffee house eight years ago and became a popular destination for folks looking for simple food, live lit and art. They will re-open one final time Jan. 12 for the monthly "That's All She Wrote" storytelling series.
- Say goodbye to Andersonville mainstay Icosium Kafe. A handwritten message on the restaurant's front door signed by chef/owner Belkacem El Metennani read simply, "I'm done with crepes" while thanking customers for their patronage. [DNAInfo Chicago]