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Graham Elliot Boots Steve Dolinsky; B.K. Park Out at Arami

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Arami will close for 10 days following B.K. Park's departure [Photo: Barry Brecheisen]

WEST LOOPGraham Elliot had his team stop serving ABC 7 food reporter Steve Dolinsky mid meal at G.E.B. this week. Find out why and what happened after.

WEST TOWN—Fans of Arami were shocked to learn that acclaimed sushi chef B.K. Park abruptly announced his departure from the restaurant for personal reasons. Arami is closed for 10 days to retool.

SOMEWHERE—Are Stephanie Izard and the Boka crew launching a fast-casual chicken chain?

WICKER PARK—Mixologist Michael Simon announced he's leaving South Loop's Acadia to be the corporate beverage director at the Bedford and forthcoming Carriage House, where he'll create a drink program based on chef Mark Steuer's South Carolina Lowcountry-inspired menu.