Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Friday, September 29

Gapers Block

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr

« Farm-to-Table Elegance @ 676 Seafood Galore: Seven Seas Charity Feast at Frontier »

Closings Fri Aug 23 2013

Restaurant Closure Roundup: La Creperie, Marquette Inn, Frida's

closedHere's a quick round-up of restaurant closures this week, some expected, some not.

La Creperie closed its doors for good on Thursday. The French restaurant, which opened in 1974 at 2845 N. Clark St., announced last month that it would close, as owner Germain Roignant retired back to his native Normandy and son Jeremy and his family moved to California. The loss became even more tragic when Jeremy died of a heart attack Aug. 7.

Today was the last day for Marquette Inn, 60 W. Adams St. One of the last diners in the Loop, the Marquette served breakfast all day, and provided many Loop workers with a filling meal for cheap.

Frida's, 3755 N. Southport Ave., abruptly closed this week, apparently due to high rent. This comes less than two years after the restaurant's original Andersonville location shuttered for the same reason. [via]

GB store
GB store

Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
Read this feature »

GB store



Drive-Thru on Flickr

Join the Drive-Thru Flickr Pool.

About Drive-Thru

Drive-Thru is the food and drink section of Gapers Block, covering the city's vibrant dining, drinking and cooking scene. More...
Please see our submission guidelines.

Editor: Robyn Nisi,
Drive-Thru staff inbox:



 Subscribe in a reader.

GB store

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15