A new concept has quietly sprung up in the old Pompei space on Sheffield that shouldn't have to change its name. City Dough, the first Chicago concept from New Yorker Emanuel Grivas, is set to open by the end of September.
Grivas says City Dough will feature "a little of everything"—sandwiches, donuts, croissants, and pizza (at a later date) served both in a dining room and from a walkup window. Open for all three meals, Grivas describes the dinner menu as "American bar food."
The window will focus on donuts, coffee, and breakfast sandwiches and open a couple weeks before the rest. The interior will hold 110 seats, including a 30-seat bar area (10 at the bar itself). Expect a full selection of booze: craft beer, cocktails, and wine.
Grivas says he "grew up in the diner business" in New York and New Jersey before moving to Colorado, where he owns two restaurants. He hopes to open his first Chicago restaurant by the end of September.
· City Dough [Facebook]