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Grahamwich Closes; West Town Tavern Drama; More

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This week's top dish from Eater Chicago, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...

RIVER NORTH—After another successful weekend selling 1800 lobster corn dogs to hungry Lollapalooza attendees, Graham Elliot abruptly shuttered his namesake sandwich shop Grahamwich on Monday. The restaurant endured rough reviews and changes since opening in 2010.

WEST TOWN—11-year neighborhood bistro favorite West Town Tavern has had a chaotic couple of weeks. Owners Susan and Drew Goss closed abruptly, reopened four days later as Chicago Taco, and shuttered that two days later. Who knows what will happen next.

RIVER NORTH—Paul McGee's highly-anticipated tiki bar Three Dots and a Dash finally opened last week in the alley behind Bub City on Clark Street. Look out for skulls, straw huts, and a $385 punch served in a treasure chest.

WICKER PARK—Nearly a year after opening, it came out that co-owner and chef Mike Sheerin has left Trenchermen and is working on a new project. Sheerin is one of the most talked-about chefs in town. Meanwhile, Trenchermen also is one of three local restaurants nominated as one of Bon Appetit's best new restaurants in the country.