This week in Food & Drink we took another one of our occasional looks at restaurant transformations. I dropped in on Via Ventuno (formerly Room 21), an Italian P.J. McPickleshitters that Jerry Kleiner apparently opened in lieu of hosting a garage sale.

Anne Spiselman revisited Shikago, which seems a bit long in the tooth since Kevin Shikami retired and left everything in hands of brother Alan.

In the listings: 13 near-south-side restaurants.