The Boka Restaurant Group and the team from The Bristol (B. Hospitality Co.) have decided on a name for their upcoming "meat-centric" restaurant: Armour & Swift. The name is an apropos nod to Chicago's meatpacking history.
It's an homage to two of Chicago's trailblazing meatpackers, Philip Danforth Armour and Gustavus Franklin Swift, who Boka partner Kevin Boehm says are "two pioneers of the of the meatpacking district in Chicago—and maybe the whole country."
The restaurant, in an open 8,000 square-foot space on the ground floor of the upcoming Google Building (1K Fulton) is under construction now but isn't slated to open until spring 2015. Chef Chris Pandel will handle the culinary duties, which will include locally-sourced meat prepared in a creative way with a nod to Chicago's steakhouse history. Stay tuned for more details soon.
· Bristol Team Joining Boka Group Again For Upcoming 'Meat-Centric Restaurant' [-ECHI-]
· 1K Fulton [Official Site]