Following weeks of mystery surrounding Parson's Chicken & Fish, extensive details are coming out about the new Land & Sea Dept. project. The opening date is still in question, but Parson's staffers have mentioned both "hopefully tomorrow" and "sometime this week." The official word hasn't come down yet.
Even if the date isn't set, the menu and space nearly is, according to Time Out Chicago. Savory offerings from chef Hunter Moore (Lula Cafe, Girl & the Goat) will be broken up into three sections: "Raw," "Fresh," and "Fried." Dishes in the raw section include sushi and oysters; there's seafood salads, sandwiches, toasts, and a chilled French onion soup in the fresh section; fritters, hush puppies, and fried chicken and fish (available in buckets) included in the fried section. One dessert mentioned is a funnel cake with green-peppercorn brittle.
A negroni slushy? Apparently that will be part of the available beverages, using a frozen-drink machine. Also look for cocktails, canned beers, and Seasons Soda on tap.
The decor will somehow feature a tricked-out 1977 El Camino and Creedence Clearwater Revival-esque tunes on the sound system to complete the 1970s-era Americana vibe. Much more to come as they near the opening.
· Parson's Chicken & Fish preview [TOC]