At the end of this month, Umami Moto (718 N. Milwaukee St.) is going to the restaurant cemetery in the sky. That will pave the way for SURG sister restaurant Carnevor (at nearby 724 N.) to – once a two-to-three-month renovation is complete – move into Umami’s digs. Carnevor will end its 10-year lease in November. Umami will “re-emerge,” as SURG’s Omar Shaikh words it, as a different restaurant still helmed by Umami head chef Israel Cruz. Umami’s last night open is August 29.
Carnevor will remain open in its existing space until the renovation of its new home is finished. In chef news, Carnevor’s longtime chef, Jarvis Williams, has been promoted to SURG corporate executive chef. Carnevor’s new exec chef will be Mario Giuliani.