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Duque says the concept is “a fresh take on taverns of old,” a warm, comfortable neighborhood place with a seasonally driven menu and a wide selection of craft beer, wine and cocktails. While Duque’s food at Chicago Firehouse is geared toward the restaurant’s upscale steakhouse ambiance, he said City Tavern will be more of a reflection of his personality and skills – “the kind of place that I would want to go myself.”
In addition to a handful of specials each day, expect seasonal dishes inspired by what’s at the markets. Duque is particularly excited about his walleye pike with wild mushrooms, pea tendrils, artichokes and a cashew vinaigrette, as well as his simply grilled Berkshire pork chop served in a sauce of its own juices with a green apple and wild arugula salad. No dish will exceed $20.Again, the more we read the more we get excited about this addition. The article also goes on to say that they're still planning on opening later this month. Can't wait!
(Hat tip: MT!)