|Photo: courtesy Eleven City Diner|
Some people have had harsh things to say about the restaurant, but we like it! Judging by the lines on the weekends, it appears many others do as well.
Grubstreet Chicago had a recent interview with owner Brad Rubin talking about the new spot and the challenges the old-school deli model faces. He also has a good shout-out to the Sloop and how the northern version is going to be different and why:
We're not cloning the South Loop location. We'll bring certain things over— like the subway tile, I think that's intrinsic to the brand. But the South Loop has this energy, it's a busy, hustling place. It's different here, you've got moms with strollers taking a break, families. This location will have its own identity, its own thing going on.Good luck up North...but glad you started in the South!