Eater Tastings: Tavernita Shutters Amidst Tax Debt; RPM Steak Debuts; More

Tori Telfer

This week's top dish from Eater Chicago, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog...

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[Photo: Tavernita]

RIVER NORTH—Mercadito's Spanish drinking and eating hotspot Tavernita shuttered yesterday amidst a revoked liquor license and $75,000 in state tax debt. Their casual Mercadito Counter opened this week, however.

RIVER NORTH—The Rancics and Melmans debuted their long-awaited steakhouse, RPM Steak, this week.

WEST LOOP—Wonder no more what it took to open Chicago's first distillery, bar and restaurant in one, CH Distillery.

AROUND TOWN—Are you a fan of octopus? If you answered yes, then you won't want to miss Eater Chicago's map of 10 of the best octopus dishes from different cuisines around town.