Thursday, June 29, 2017

Exciting Info on Lobo Rey - The New Concept for the Former Zapatista Space (1307 S. Wabash) from The Scout Team

One of the more exciting current culinary stories in the Sloop is the concept from the Scout guys at the former Zapatista space (1307 S. Wabash).  It's a story that's been developing nicely.  We first posted about it in March based on a rumor.

Turned out to be true!  We also learned that the concept was part Mexican part Teppanyaki - which was pretty intriguing on many levels.

Chicken enmoladas at Lobo Rey
Well yesterday we got the most detail yet (via Chicago Magazine):
The South Loop is in for some south-of-the-border cooking. Lobo Rey (1307 S. Wabash Ave.) opens in the former Zapatista space in August, and will offer table seating for 100, plus a 35-seat bar for sipping cocktails, snacking on tacos and churros, and watching tortillas being made fresh.

Daniel Espinoza will head up the kitchen. The Chicago-born chef took his show on the road, cooking in France and New York, before returning home for stints at the Drawing Room, Mexique, and the underground dining club Dinner Lab. Fresh off of a consulting gig with Lincoln Park’s Holy Taco! (which he says provided a nice intro to more casual dining), he’s teamed up Scout Waterhouse + Kitchen owner Chris Bravos to launch Lobo Rey (which translates to “Wolf King”) next door to Scout. seems like the Teppanyaki component is for making the tortillas?  Curious to see if that's it or if it's a more in-depth component of the concept.

Looking forward to this one...

(Hat tip:  JB!)

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