Andresen plans to recreate the bulk of Dixie Kitchen's top dishes, like jambalaya, gumbo, catfish and fried green tomatoes, at the nearby Calypso Cafe, which she also owns.
Calypso remains the lone holdout to the University of Chicago, which plans to redevelop the courtyard, Crain's Shia Kapos reports. All the other tenants, including the Hyde Park Animal Clinic, have left.
Watch then-State Senator Obama talk about Dixie Kitchen on the first episode of "Check, Please!" in 2001: