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Reports of the closing of John Bubala’s excellent Baccala were premature, but the chef confirms that the restaurant will in fact shut its doors this Saturday, September 1. “It seemed like the majority of the customers were really looking for meatballs and red sauce, eggplant parmesan, and fried calamari,” he writes.

Wicker Park, what’s wrong with you?!?

On the brighter side, Bubala says Timo is doing swell and he’s currently serving a tasting of four prosciuttos: Parma, Serrano, La Quercia, and Ossabaw.

Ossabaw!