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Chicago Mourns the Demise of Calumet Fisheries Supervisor Carlos Rosas

Followers of a South Aspect landmark Calumet Fisheries are in mourning after the loss of life of 41-year-old supervisor Carlos Rosas. Rosas died Monday of issues associated to COVID-19, proprietor Mark Kotlick wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday.

“Carlos was our ambassador,” Kotlick writes within the submit. “He at all times had a smile on his face and would greet you with a heat hiya. He was an enormous man with a coronary heart to match… A giant a part of the spirit of Calumet Fisheries went to heaven yesterday.”

Calumet Fisheries, positioned by the banks of Calumet River, is a uniquely Chicagoan expertise that’s earned a James Beard award and locations on numerous lists, together with Eater Chicago’s important eating places within the metropolis. The small shack produces beautiful bites of smoked seafood that’s taken to go or loved by clients of their parked vehicles.

A local of Chicago’s Southeast Aspect, Rosas had labored on the smokehouse since 1997, according to the Tribune. Previous to his arrival at Calumet Fisheries, he cooked on the road on Indiana riverboats, and studied on the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago.

“He actually will probably be missed by the Cal Fish household and the 1000’s of consumers we have now,” Kotlick writes in an e-mail. “I assume crucial factor I would like individuals to recollect about Carlos is the MANY individuals who’s hearts he touched.”

Five men look over a tall glass case.

Rosas appeared on a 2008 episode of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations.
Calumet Fisheries/Mark Kotlick

Rosas embodied hospitality, and his welcoming demeanor earned “the fish home,” as locals name it, a particular place in lots of hearts and stomachs. He appeared in a 2008 episode of Anthony Bourdain’s meals and journey present No Reservations, and will be seen peeking over-the-counter on an episode of PBS’s restaurant review show Verify Please. The unofficial historian of Calumet Fisheries, Rosas delighted in telling clients in regards to the 92-year-old retailer’s background — including its role in “Blues Brothers” history — and exhibiting off the smoker, according to the Sun-Times.

By Friday morning, Kotlick’s Fb tribute accrued practically 500 feedback from followers and buddies throughout the U.S. who wished to specific their condolences and share tales about Rosas.

“I known as him my Lil Brother however he was Mr. Hospitality on the retailer,” writes commenter Rudolph Zavala Jr. “He acquired a smile out of everybody and made certain you left with a smile and liked his staff. He was a Huge Man with a Huge Smile and a Big Coronary heart. I’ll miss him so.”

Mass will probably be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Kevin Church (Iglesia de San Kevin). Burial will comply with at St. John/St. Joseph Cemetery at 1547 167th Road in Hammond, Indiana. Facial coverings are required.

In different information…

— Hit Laotian-American popup Sao Music from chef Andy Sisomboune (Nico Osteria) will probably be providing dishes to go from four p.m. to eight p.m. on Sunday and Monday at El Che Meat & Provisions, chef John Manion’s meat shop inside El Che Steakhouse & Bar in Fulton Market, in response to a information launch. Menu gadgets embrace a Lao Household Meal for $25 per particular person, plus a la carte gadgets comparable to crispy coconut rice salad and Lao pepper and egg sandwiches, in addition to to-go wines and cocktails. Clients can pre-order via Toast. A portion of gross sales will go to PNAP (Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project), an arts and humanities programming initiative for males at Stateville Most Safety Jail in Crest Hill, Illinois. In January, Sisomboune and Sao Song took over Andersonville restaurant Passerotto.

Sao Music’s to-go menu

— Native pizza devotees can now pay tribute to a number of the metropolis’s greatest pizzerias from the partitions of their house with a print from illustrator Dan Bransfield and his ongoing “cities by the slice” series that celebrates well-known slices in Chicago, New York Metropolis, Philadelphia, Detroit, Boston, and past. The print options native establishments together with deep dish vacation spot Pequod’s in Lincoln Park, Lakeview’s fashionable Art of Pizza, and thin-crust skilled Marie’s Pizza & Liquors on the Northwest Aspect.

— Celebrated West Loop cocktail bar Kumiko from star bartender Julia Momose launched a brand new undertaking Thursday known as Cafe Kumiko, according to an Instagram post. It’s a Japanese cafe that operates out of Kumiko’s walk-up window with drinks like aisu-kohi (Japanese iced espresso), cold and warm teas, spirit-free drinks together with a “Pepperberrry Tonic,” and bottled glowing juices. There’s additionally a menu of otsumami, or “bites,” comparable to yuzu-kosho karaage (Japanese fried rooster thighs, garlic, tamari, sake, sugar, yuzu-kosho) and shio koji cucumber pickles. Cafe Kumiko is open from 1 p.m. to eight p.m. Thursday by way of Saturday.

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