Amanda Rockman, whose pastry wizardry at Balena (1633 N. Halsted St., 312-867-3888) and
Rockman's last day will be Feb. 23, she said.
"It's kind of big for me," Rockman said. "(Balena and The Bristol) have been a big part of my last three years. But all things come to an end; I turned 31 this year, and it's time to do something new. I have nothing but love and respect for (
Rockman confirmed that another project is in the works, though she's keeping mum about details for now. She would only confirm that it's in Chicago ("This is my city, where I feel at home," she said).