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Custom House Tavern Owners Opening Eggy's in April

Come spring, the new East Side will get an even newer joint to have upscale diner fare all day long. Eggy's, the latest concept from Custom House Tavern owners Peter Drohomyrecky and Sue Kim-Drohomyrecky, will open in April in Lakeshore East.

Dubbed an "urban family diner," exec chef Zach Millican's menu will feature breakfast and lunch all day with items like Green Eggs & Ham (two baked eggs, Anson Mills grits, tomatillo sauce, tasso ham); Cornmeal Waffle (fried chicken or maple-glazed pork belly can be added); Peter & the Wolf (potato, fennel, carrot and pastrami hash with two fried eggs); Frank and Beans (housemade baked beans with an all-natural hot dog); curry chicken salad; and kale and quinoa salad.

Each night, chef Millican and pastry chef Erin Mooney will create a new family-style dinner menu that will feature seasonal ingredients and change from day to day, ranging in price between $18 to $24 per person. Mooney's desserts include New York egg creams, double chocolate fudge cake and banana cream pie.

The 2000 square-foot space, designed by Karen Herold of 555 International, is meant to be a casual, homey spot where people can drop in for a quick bite and even plug in their computer at a charging station at the large communal table. A small counter seats seven, chefs will work in an open kitchen and people can experience nostalgia at the old fashioned soda fountain.

"When Eggy's opens in April, we want it to have somewhat of a 'Mayberry' feel to it," Kim-Drohomyrecky said in a press release. "Similar to diners from the 1960s, we want people to have a real sense of community and place when they set foot in the door."

[Photo: Chef Zach Millican]

Custom House

500 S Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605 312 523 0200

Eggy's

333 E. Benton Place, Chicago, IL

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