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Jose Garces

What's Jose Garces doing at the Cira Centre?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 2:26 PM
That Jose Garces is an All-American guy, for sure. The Ecuador-rooted, Chicago-bred chef-owner of Amada, Tinto, Distrito, and Chifa has been shifting his flavor profile farther Stateside with his newer spots, Village Whiskey and Garces Trading Co. For his next act, he's going into the Cira Centre... Read more

Garces at Garces Trading Company

Sunday, February 14, 2010, 9:00 AM
Tuesday morning marks the opening of Garces Trading Company, Jose Garces' sixth project in four years and four months. Well, it's the seventh if you count his Mercat a la Planxa in Chicago. And eight, if you include his winning a spot on Iron Chef America, for which he has shot five episodes (one... Read more

Restaurant openings update

Friday, January 8, 2010, 11:42 AM
Here's a selected assortment of restaurant openings. (Wild card here is Stephen Starr, who seems to have some things, plural, up his sleeve besides the Mexican restaurant at 2013 Chestnut and besides the New York-style pizzeria takeout/delivery spot next to Parc.) First off, Du Jour's Commerce Square... Read more
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