Friday, November 16, 2007

We're still waiting . . .

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Rock star restaurateurs Paul Kahan (left) and Donnie Madia are two of the partners behind a new trendy beer-focused eatery opening in 2008.

. . .on a name for the new pork and seafood restaurant located at 845 W. Fulton St., and owned by rock star restaurateurs Paul Kahan, Donnie Madia and Terry Alexander.

The new establishment, which aims to open next spring, plans to serve rustic Belgian-inspired fare designed to complement beer. Executive Chef Kahan and Chef de Cuisine Brian Huston have developed a network of purveyors to supply the restaurant with hand-selected, sustainably harvested fish and seafood as well as sustainably raised heirloom pork to anchor a menu of simple yet eclectic fare.

The extensive beer list developed by Eduard Seitan features an eclectically diverse international list of ales, lagers, stouts and ciders. Similar to Blackbird (which is celebrating its 10th year anniversary in December) and avec, the restaurant is another design partnership of Donnie Madia and Thomas Schlesser. Developing . . .

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