After 22 Years, Chicago’s Blackbird Restaurant Closes

Chef Paul Kahan and One Off Hospitality announced they’re closing Blackbird on Monday, due to financial uncertainty brought on by COVID-19.

After 22 Years, Chicago’s Blackbird Restaurant Closes
A photo of Blackbird restaurant in the West Loop taken on May 11, 2019. Bex Walton / Flickr
After 22 Years, Chicago’s Blackbird Restaurant Closes
A photo of Blackbird restaurant in the West Loop taken on May 11, 2019. Bex Walton / Flickr

After 22 Years, Chicago’s Blackbird Restaurant Closes

Chef Paul Kahan and One Off Hospitality announced they’re closing Blackbird on Monday, due to financial uncertainty brought on by COVID-19.

Reset talks to chef Paul Kahan about the closing of Blackbird and how the Michelin-starred restaurant helped transform Randolph Street and the West Loop into the restaurant epicenter of Chicago.

GUEST: Paul Kahan, executive chef and partner of One Off Hospitality