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After Parting Ways With Head Chef, Income Tax Bar Finds New Blood To Fill Position

After just over a year at the helm of Income Tax, 5959 North Broadway, Owner Nelson Fitch and General Manager Collin Moody announced that they have parted ways with their original Executive Chef Ryan Henderson earlier this year. According to a news release they parted “amicably.”

It was also announced that the restaurant and bar, which has already received much praise and accolades from both critics and residents, have hired a new head chef to take Henderson’s place. After four years as the executive sous chef of Michelin-starred restaurant Parachute in Avondale, Ellison Park (who is well know for his Korean-American inspired creations) will continue his art at Income Tax.

According to the release, Park will be drawing inspiration from time spent in Paris as a stage at the acclaimed Clown Bar and Michelin-starred Le Chateaubriand. He plans to incorporate neo-bistro elements into Income Tax’s slant towards Old World regional fare.

General Manager Moody said, “We’ve always been a neighborhood spot with great food, but when we opened, people really took note of what we were doing with our bar program. With Ellison’s talent, we want to use this opportunity to drive home the idea that we’re a restaurant in Edgewater that’s producing food that’s as exciting as anything you can find downtown or in the West Loop.”

Park is currently creating a revised menu for Income Tax and will start offering his cuisine beginning early July. Ryan Henderson is rumored to be opening his own restaurant.


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