Baffling Chicago Chef Shufflings

Two major restaurants replace chefs

A few days after Crain's anointed District Bar with a glowing review ("Executive chef Matthew Moss' lunch starters play with sports-bar expectations by taking standards up a notch."), the executive chef is outta there.

The 312 Dining Diva learned from one of her "Ultimate Insiders" that Moss abandoned ship only this week, and the owners have already replaced him with a new chef who's likely going to tweak the menu to his liking.

The owner of District confirmed through a PR rep that the new chef is Charles Andersson, who previously worked at Sage Grille in Highwood.

Also out this week is exec chef Andy Motto over at Old Town Brasserie, who replaced celebrated chef Roland Liccioni in December, according to 312DD.

They've immediately promoted one of the line chefs to the head position, which makes three shufflings in six months at the restaurant.

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