Monday, June 24, 2019

Food Network Star Apparently Bringing His Pennsylvania BBQ Restaurant - The Lucky Well - to Roosevelt Collection

Eating establishments at Roosevelt Collection have had a mixed bag.  While Nando's seems to be entrenched - even with it's location "hidden" in the back of the complex - other places like Mago Grill and more recently Porkchop have had a hard go.  A reader writes:
Hello fellow South Loop resident. Appears Porkchop has closed.

Some others - like World of Beers - have announced plans to come to the complex but then didn't.

With that said, we were cautiously optimistic to reach about an exciting concept apparently coming to the complex (via Forbes):
Fans of Memphis-style BBQ will have a new place to visit next year since Food Network Star, Chopped Grill Masters and Chef Chad Rosenthal expands The Lucky Well’s footprint to include Chicago’s South Loop.

As his original location in Ambler, Pennsylvania, the restaurant will focus on Memphis-style dry-rub meats, top-shelf whiskey and classic craft cocktails in a live blues atmosphere. The restaurant will be part of the Roosevelt Collection Shops.

As part of his research, Rosenthal visited local barbecue joints and legendary blues stages and is hoping to make the restaurant a genuine coming-together moment of the iconic atmosphere of Chicago blues and delicious cuisine. As such, in addition to hosting live blues music, the kitchen will be cooking up specialty dishes such as Chef’s locally sourced dry-aged steaks, Farmer’s Market salads, unique spins on fried catfish, and more, every weekend.

While The Lucky Well’s number one seller is Memphis dry-rub ribs, the idea is that guests will have plenty of choices on the menu from which to choose.
We're not familiar with Chad Rosenthal or The Lucky Well, but the article makes it sound like he's the real deal.  It's a little weird that this news would drop in Forbes...but ok?!?!?!?!

Since this will have live music, we assume they would be taking over the space where Mago Grill was since it was big, but we're not sure.

If anyone has more info let us know. 

(Hat tip: JS, LA, DS!)

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