by
Tara Fitzpatrick

May 26, 2021

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Acclaimed Chi-town chef Chris Curren and his wife Megan are opening The Graceful Ordinary in the suburb of St. Charles’ historic district.

Part of Chicago’s new pattern of suburban renewal, acclaimed Chi-town chef Chris Curren and his wife Megan are opening The Graceful Ordinary in the suburb of St. Charles’ historic district. The space is 4,700-square feet, renovated by design firm d + k and will offer snacky tavern fare centered a wood-burning hearth.

“We think the suburbs are truly going to have their moment in 2021 … with so many people relocating to the area from the city in the past year in particular, Megan and I have always known there was incredible potential for this type of dining in St. Charles,” said Chris Curren, a fixture on Chicago’s dining scene, having worked at Fulton Market Kitchen, Seven Lions and Blue 13. He’ll serve as the executive chef/owner while Megan Curren will be event sales manager.