Thursday, July 29, 2010
Gilt Bar Owner On To Next BIG Project
(Photo: Natasha Hernandez)
An Ultimate Insider tells 312DD exclusively that Brendan Sodikoff is on to his next project and making moves in the Randolph Restaurant Row area.
The Gilt Bar owner/executive chef is rumored to be breaking ground Sunday right across the street from Girl & the Goat.
Word is Maude's Liquor Bar, a French American-themed venue at 840 W. Randolph St. (in the short-live Vice space), is what is planned to open some time in October.
UPDATE: We got even more info on the upcoming spot:
"Maude's Liquor Bar is two floors, modeled after historic restaurants of times past. Maude's will feature casual French-American dining at its best. Housemade sausages, seafood towers and fresh oysters with a nod to a couple classic French brasserie dishes like steak tartare, moules frites etc... done with a 'gilt bar' modern playful touch.
Upstairs will feature a diverse cocktail lounge and offer additional seating in a more communal setting."
Executive chef is Jeff Pikus, who is currently in Gilt Bar's kitchen. He previously had a three-year stint at Alinea.