Ruxbin Taking Over MC Bistro Spot For Casual Concept


The last thing we heard about Ruxbin, they were planning a wine shop upstairs. That was more than a year ago, and we don't know what ever became of it. But in the meantime... or possibly instead... Chicago magazine reports that the Ruxbin team (chef Edward Kim, his sister Vicki Kim, and non-sibling but, we are told, fiancee of Edward, Jennifer Kim) is about to expand with a new restaurant in the space of the closed MC Bistro at 1401 N. Ashland. The unnamed concept seems to be more casual Asian-tinged food (tested out at a recent event with Time Out Chicago), with something of a Filipino twist, though we're more mystified than clarified by Vicki's description of it as "guttural food" and Dish's response that Ruxbin is "the miniature golf of restaurants." [Dish]