Kate Stahl | August 30, 2011 8:30 amIn just a few short years, Jerrod and RJ Melman (shown above) have become some of the city's most successful restaurateurs, following in their dad's lofty footsteps, so it's not a shocker that they're keeping it rolling with another new concept. What is a bit of a surprise: they'll be partnering with Bill and Giuliana Rancic for an Italian spot set to open in River North in January.
If you're a fan of the couple's Style Network reality show, Giuliana and Bill, you've heard the Rancics talk about potentially opening a restaurant in Chicago, and you'll be able to see the planning process as the season progresses.Read More
Kate Stahl | July 15, 2011 8:15 amBen Pao closes to make room for new Melman Brothers resto — Grub Street
Rob Lowe morphs into Drew Peterson for Lifetime movie — Huffington Post Chicago
10 reasons why Chicago rules — Refinery 29
Oprah steps in to revive struggling OWN Network — Time Out Chicago
Beach-town brewery collaborates with Stephanie Izard and Balsan's Danny Grant — EaterRead More
Kate Stahl | February 9, 2011 8:01 amYesterday, I told you about one of the best French dining experiences ever at Maude's Liquor Bar, but today, Maude's is getting a little competition with the opening of Paris Club (59 W. Hubbard St., 312-595-0800). From Hub 51 vets, brothers RJ and Jarrod Melman, and chef Jean Joho, Paris Club brings a new, casual, and younger approach to French dining in Chicago.Read More