The story of Uptown restaurant 42 grams, which went from an underground dining experience (Sous Rising) - to a brick-and-mortar storefront in the former Chester's Chicken location - to worldwide foodie fame and multiple awards for chef Jake Bickelhaupt - to its sudden and unexpected closure last June, is told in a documentary entitled (what else?) 42 grams.
It's been playing on the independent film festival circuit for a few months, and beginning Saturday it comes to the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. Co-owner Alexa Welsh will be there for a question-and-answer session after each Siskel screening:
- Saturday, January 27
- Sunday, January 28
- Wednesday, January 31
- Thursday, February 1
It's also available on all major On-Demand platforms including iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, Vimeo, and Vudu.
You can read Richard Roeper's review of the film here. You can follow the film's appearances on 42 gram's Facebook page. The film's website is here.
Great movie. 42 Grams opened shortly before I moved to Uptown. It seemed so out of place, but now I understand why and how it came to be. I regret I never dined there before it closed, which is a good lesson that even great things do not last forever.ReplyDelete