Plans for a new carryout mac and cheese restaurant are in the works at 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave., expected to open by June, according to Boiler Room owner Russ Grant, who runs the Logan Square bar/restaurant trio with his partner, Desiree Grant.
Grant kept the concept for his new mac and cheese restaurant simple Tuesday: "Carryout only," he said. "Gourmet mac and cheese. Good food. Good price. Good time."
Located in the same building as his most recent Logan Square business, East Room, the yet-unnamed restaurant will feature gourmet mac and cheese by chef Laura Piper, owner and executive chef at Downtown's One North Kitchen and Bar, 1 N. Wacker Drive.
The new restaurant will be on the first floor of the Logan Square building, which will be built in a 383-square-foot area, according to city records. The same building formerly served as a mental health clinic that shut down in 2012, followed by a series of citywide protests and a more recent hearing before the City Council.
The mac and cheese spot, led by Piper, joins a slew of new and upcoming bars and restaurants on the booming block, including East Room, Owen + Alchemy, Q-tine, Slippery Slope, The Radler, Emporium Logan Square and Chicago Distilling Company, along with some established local outlets like Revolution Brewing, Café Mustache and Gaslight Coffee Roasters.
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