Our friends at Time Out LA frantically emailed this morning to say that bartender Julian Cox was moving to Chicago. Cox was responsible for some of the city's best bar programs, including Redbird, Petty Cash, Barrel & Ashes, Las Perlas and Bestia, as well as his newest bar, The Fiscal Agent, which opened last year.
In Chicago, he'll be teaming up with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises and will work with partners R.J., Jerrod and Molly Melman and chef/partner Doug Psaltis. His first task is to oversee the beverage program at il Porcellino, the Italian restaurant replacing the shuttered Paris Club.
Considering how sad our friends at Time Out LA are, we're super excited to see what he brings to Chicago.