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New Details on David Burke's Bacon Bar

David Burke's Primehouse
David Burke's Primehouse
Photo: Barry Brecheisen

Now that Primehouse renovations are finishing up, it's time for David Burke to focus on his next projects. Next on the docket is Burke's Bacon Bar, the mini-sandwich spot alongside Primehouse. Construction is ongoing in the cozy space, which will feature a walkup window, a standing counter running the full length, and delivery. There will be no seats.

The menu is being whittled down to a selection of eight bacon-centric sandwiches and a couple desserts. In between sliders and full sandwiches, Burke says he has coined the phrase "handwiches" to describe them. He expects three of them to fill patrons up; they'll cost $3-4 each. He mentions an updated lobster roll, a Peking duck sandwich, a Spam sandwich, and a Mexican BLT on tortilla with spicy Mexican bacon. The walkup window will serve "inventive flavors" of frozen yogurt and soft serve.

When it's finished, brace yourself for a lot of bacon. "Bacon everything" will be available for retail, such as bacon band-aids, I love bacon T-shirts, and the like. Burke was at Baconfest scouting.

Burke describes the decor as "old-school butcher shop meets farmhouse." Expect all types of hanging meats and salts, pig slogans littering the walls, and a "backlit salt backdrop."

The target opening date is early July. It takes a couple months to acquire this much bacon.
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David Burke's Primehouse

616 N Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611 312 660 6000 Visit Website

Burke's Bacon Bar

610 North Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611 312 660 6000

Burke's Bacon Bar

610 N. Rush St., Chicago, IL

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