News about Roscoe Village's forthcoming endgrain broke back in October and today Eater spoke with chef/owner Enoch Simpson (Girl & The Goat, Nightwood) to get more details on the restaurant, set to open in January at 1851 W. Addison.
Simpson said to expect simple American cuisine, like fried chicken sandwiches with smoked mashed potatoes and smoked trout biscuit sandwiches with Brussels sprouts slaw. The restaurant will serve food starting at 10 a.m., but morning commuters and the doughnut-obsessed can stop in earlier to snag breakfast from Enoch's Doughnuts. Simpson has been selling doughnuts under that moniker around town for nearly a year at pop-ups, events and Caffe Streets. Simpson plans to use endgrain as another avenue to sell his doughnuts.
Simpson said that even though he comes from a fine dining background, he sees endgrain as a casual, approachable spot, what he calls "casual with the integrity of fine dining." It doesn't really matter what he calls it, as long as he keeps the fried chicken and doughnuts coming.
—Mindy Yahr Jaffe
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