Charlie Trotter's Closing

The New York Times, on Charlie Trotter’s plans to close his namesake restaurant:

Charlie Trotter plans to close his famous Chicago restaurant in August, 25 years after it opened in a Lincoln Park townhouse and quickly became a national destination, The Chicago Sun-Times reported Sunday.

Mr. Trotter, 52, told The Sun-Times that he would close the 120-seat restaurant that bears his name to travel and go to school.

I saw this news on Twitter and was surprised. Interesting that Trotter’s restaurant has been “surpassed” by newer places run by younger chefs, all the while Charlie Trotter’s still holds two Michelin stars.

Good for Charlie that he’s going back to school, though.