ROSCOE VILLAGE — There's been a sudden burst of activity at the corner of Wolcott and Addison nearly a year and a half after Endgrain shuttered without warning.
No, the Simpson brothers aren't bringing back their award-winning doughscuit.
Bangers & Lace is moving in.
What's going on at the old Endgrain? Mystery solved. [DNAinfo/Patty Wetli]
A spokeswoman for the gastropub confirmed that the third Bangers & Lace is coming to 1851 W. Addison St. — the other two are in Wicker Park and Evanston.
Footman Hospitality, which is the team behind Bangers & Lace, also owns The Betty, Sparrow, The Anthem and Bucktown Pub.
Further details, like an anticipated opening date, were unavailable.
For the uninitiated, the name Bangers & Lace says it all — if you know your British slang.
Bangers, aka house-made sausages, dominate the menu, from venison and garlic duck versions to spicy Italian and bratwurst. There are also a half-dozen hot dog offerings, including a vegetarian option.
Brunch features build-your-own biscuit sandwiches and more uses for sausage, including chorizo deviled eggs and tots smothered in andouille, black bean chili and a poached egg.
"Lace," for the curious, refers to the veil of beer foam that clings to the side of a glass. If existing locations are any indications, patrons in Roscoe Village can expect to find a constantly rotating selection of 32 craft beers on tap, plus more in bottles.
The storefront on Addison Street has been vacant since November 2014 when Endgrain unexpectedly closed barely a year after opening.
The brunch menu at Bangers & Lace features build-your-own biscuit sandwiches. [Facebook/Bangers & Lace]
On the "bangers" side of the menu — venison sausage. [Facebook/Bangers & Lace]
The menu features six styles of hot dog. [Facebook/Bangers & Lace]
Patrons can expect to find 32 craft beers on tap. [Facebook/Bangers & Lace]
The interior of the Wicker Park Bangers & Lace. [Facebook/Bangers & Lace]
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