Charlie Trotter To Close His World-Renowned Chicago Eatery

CHICAGO (STMW) — Charlie Trotter is calling it quits.

The celebrated Chicago chef told the Sun-Times in an exclusive interview that he will close his eponymous restaurant on Armitage in August, after 25 years in business.

Trotter, 52, is calling this a “sabbatical,” though. He plans to travel the world with his wife, Rochelle, and go back to school to study philosophy and political theory. He said he’s been accepted into three graduate programs, two in Chicago and one in California.

And once he completes his master’s degree, he says he will open another restaurant, though he says it’s far too early to say what sort of place it would be.

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  • Centurion

    Renowned? For what? Renowned for being tasteless, bland, flavorless, and OVERPRICED. Yea…been there…tried it once. Never again, that restaurant was horrible.

    Go to California and open a restaurant.

  • malcom

    If you were smart, you would leave Chicago too.

    • Centurion

      I left Chicago for the far far far burbs. No city taxes. No city parking. NO CITY PARKING TICKETS.

  • zatso

    Don’t cry for Trotter, we still have Dennys.


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