ROGERS PARK — After slinging homemade doughnuts and coffee as a pop-up in Rogers Park's Red Line Tap since 2015, Smack Dab Chicago bakery took the training wheels off in a big way last weekend: unveiling two brand new locations.
Its inaugural standalone shop will open later this spring at 6730 N. Clark St. in Rogers Park, while another mini-stop will find its new home inside the Wellington "L" station in Lakeview.
From 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Smack Dab held an open house at its Clark Street location. The kid-friendly celebration included samplings of foods like fresh hushpuppies, macaroni and cheese and Jambalaya, drinks, live music and more. Smack Dab's pop-up inside Rogers Park Social, 6920 N. Glenwood Ave. will also remain.
At 6 a.m. Monday, Smack Dab began serving food and drink from its to-go counter inside the Wellington "L" station.
That location will offer fresh small batches of doughnuts each day, Smack Dab's signature biscuit sandwiches, muffins and coffee from HalfWit Coffee Roasters.
The Wellington location will be the primary retail shop until later this Spring, when the Clark Street location is fully open.