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Just opened: Ampersand Wine Bar, pouring $6 glasses in Ravenswood

Just opened: Ampersand Wine Bar, pouring $6 glasses in Ravenswood

I saw a T-shirt recently that ribbed on the prevalence of ampersands in Chicago restaurant names; printed on it: "Longman & Eagle & Goddess & Grocer & Bar & Boeuf ..." and so on, for a whopping 36 eateries. But it's cooler these days simply to name your restaurant after the punctuation symbol, as evidenced first by Ampersand, a pop-up inside River North's Kinmont, and now Ampersand Wine Bar (4845 N. Damen Ave., 773-728-0031), a charming Ravenswood spot from Charlie Trotter's alum Darren McGraw. (To be fair, it sounds as if McGraw named his bar before the first Ampersand came around; this is a project 10 years in the making.) The wine bar opened July 17 and is...

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