PORTAGE PARK — The wait is over.
After a marathon design and renovation process, Bistro 6050, 6050 W. Irving Park Road, opened to little fanfare on Feb. 1, its owners announced Monday.
The self-described "snack bar" offers a smorgasbord of homemade desserts and savory bites spanning a wide cultural spectrum, from bubble tea to empanadas to Belgian chocolate mousse.
The menu concept is "street food inspired from all over the world," according to Chris Touwaide, who co-owns the space with his wife, Roselle.
"People can get off the highway and stop over quickly for a snack," Touwaide said. "Or they can stay and have something to nibble on, and use our free WiFi."
"They've spent a ton of time building out what looks like a really beautiful space, and everything I've tried of theirs is just delicious," Basilone said. "There isn't exactly an abundance of high-quality food choices in our area, so I think they'll be a great addition to the neighborhood."
Bistro 6050 is open every day from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The just-released menu of Bistro 6050 [Bistro 6050]