Observers of the national restaurant scene were intrigued when Steve Hanson, founder of the New York City-based restaurant company, B.R. Guest, entered the Chicago market a few years back. After all, Hanson was entering the turf of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprise’s Rich Melman, whom many believe Hanson has patterned his career after. Nevertheless, Chicago is a big city and there is certainly room for Hanson’s Blue Water Grill. Besides, Melman and Hanson are pals. And that’s not likely to ...

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