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Doughnut and All-Day Standout Endgrain Closes to 'Reconceptualize'

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Enoch Simpson's restaurant opened last June in Roscoe Village.

Barry Brecheisen

Sad news for Eaters in Roscoe Village: after less than 18 months in business, the fate of Enoch Simpson's all-day doughnut, biscuit, and fried chicken standout Endgrain is murky at best. Window signage, a Facebook post and the restaurant's voicemail all proclaim the restaurant closed "until further notice," yet the voicemail says the closure is to "reconceptualize the menu and our restaurant." Simpson has not yet responded to inquiries so specific plans and timelines are unknown at this time.

Endgrain was birthed from Simpson's days casually cooking "Enoch's Doughnuts" as Nightwood sous chef and butchering as Girl & the Goat sous. After a delay, he opened his own restaurant on Addison in June 2013, instantly becoming one of the best restaurants in that neighborhood.

Stay tuned for updates on if or when Endgrain reopens, and what the new concept will be if it does.


1851 W Addison, Chicago, IL 60613 773-687-8191