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The North Center's Locavore Destination Browntrout Is Closing

By Anthony Todd in Food on Aug 18, 2015 9:30PM

It's a sad moment for local food eaters around Chicago: After six years in business, Browntrout has decided to close its doors. The North Center spot, a neighborhood fixture on Lincoln Avenue, is known for its support of local farms and products, as well as for its kid-friendly policies (children eat for free from 5 to 7 p.m. every day). Owner Sean Sanders says he has decided to pursue other opportunities.

The restaurant announced its closing on Facebook and via email.

After six years of being part of Chicago's local foods culture, Chef Sanders and the staff of Browntrout are moving on to greener pastures. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to host you over the years, and we are grateful. To our dedicated staff and the wonderful farms we have known and who provided great food for us over the years—you were the spark that helped us to shine! Thank you!

No reason for the closing was given. The restaurant will remain open until the end of the month (Aug. 30), which gives fans one last opportunity to visit.

Browntrout is located at 4111 Lincoln Ave.