Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Update on Rustik in Logan Square

(Photo: Rustik)

I've got some more news you can use if you're heading over to Rustik (2515 N. California Ave., 773-235-0002) in Logan Square this weekend:

Partner Tim Leahy tells me that it's looking good that they'll have a liquor license by the weekend. Just to be on the safe side, I'd take a bottle or two with me if I were you.

He also gave me details on their menu, and it turns out that the team behind this restaurant has quite a history.

Executive Chef Pedro Angel is best known for Angel's, his Latin-influenced, family-owned eatery in Andersonville that was closed over the summer (they're scouting for a new Angel's location in 2008). It was always mad crowded for brunch, so look for Angel to gain another cult following once Rustik begins brunch service sometime in January. He'll probably even add a little Latin spice to it, too.

Rustik's daily menu consists of modern American comfort food, including meatloaf stuffed with Boursin cheese and topped with caramelized mushrooms and onions; mac 'n' cheese with smoked gouda; a "Rustik" burger stuffed with chorizo, smoked gouda and bacon; root vegetable pot pie and grilled hangar steak.

It's only 50 seats, plus a communal, “showpiece” table in the middle of the dining room.

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