How Chicago restaurants are adapting to draw you back in: Porto reopens and The Diver takes a splash

Updated: Sep 16

By PHIL VETTEL and LOUISA CHU

CHICAGO TRIBUNE | JUL 22, 2020 AT 9:06 AM


Desperate times, creative measures.


The pandemic has put the dining scene in and around Chicago in upheaval. Many restaurants are cautiously reopening, either outdoors, indoors or both. New places are launching. We’re gathering the news here —comings and goings, logistics, renovations, safety protocols and, of course, interesting things chefs are doing with food.

The Diver, a new casual seafooder with a Mexican beachfront vibe, opens July 28 in River North with 38 indoor seats, including open-window tables.(The Diver / HANDOUT)


The Diver, a casual seafooder with a Mexican beachfront vibe, opens July 28 in River North, offering a steamlined menu of seafood tacos, various ceviches and more, served with single-use, compostable plates and cutlery. There are 38 indoor seats, including open-window tables; the rear parking lot is being converted into outdoor seating.601 N. Wells St., 312-929-0600, diverchicago.com


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