This week's top dish from Eater Chicago, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...
LAKEVIEW—Is there an end in sight to the rash of Michelin-starred restaurant closings? Senza, the gluten-free standout on Broadway, is the latest, which will close on January 17. L20, Graham Elliot, and Takashi closed or are about to as well.
RIVER NORTH—Castle, the quad-level castle-esque nightclub on Dearborn, will close around the first of the year. Look for something newsworthy to come to the 25-year-old former Excalibur space soon.
SOUTH LOOP—In perhaps the most ironic restaurant fire to date, The Chicago Firehouse was engulfed in flames this week.
LOOP—Looking to get into the Walnut Room at Macy's for a meal and shopping break? The general manager chatted about the lines, waits, and what else to expect this holiday season.