|Jovanis Bouargoub (via Crain's)|
Jovanis Bouargoub, owner of Chicago-based Porkchop, will open his latest meat-centric restaurant, Chop, in October. The 100-seat venue will open in the Roosevelt Collection Mall on the Near South Side.
Mr. Bouargoub said Chop will share a theme with his three Porkchop locations — an easygoing atmosphere combined with high-quality, gourmet dishes. The food from both brands will incorporate inspirations from France, his homeland.
But unlike the barbecue- and whiskey-centric, Southern-inspired Porkchop, Chop will focus on steaks, burgers and wine. Described as "an everyman's steakhouse," Chop will feature grass-fed, locally sourced burgers and steak dishes, including the classic T-bone and a fried steak.
If you may recall we were left scratching our heads when it was announced Porkchop would be opening up in Roosevelt Collection along with another "smaller" Porkchop on Dearborn in Printers Row. Well the Porkchop on Dearborn opened and now we know that the restaurant at Roosevelt Collection will be called Chop.
We will continue to monitor this as construction begins, but good news on the neighborhood dinning front.
(Hat tip: VM!)