The owners and chef of Fork in Lincoln Square are planning a reasonably-priced steak spot for the space formerly occupied by Gilbert Langlois' restaurants Homegrown and Chalkboard. According to the Reader, chef Tim Cottini and owners David and Paula Byars are hoping to give the neighborhood a place for adults to enjoy an evening out without breaking the bank.
As if a throwback to another time, Cottini brings up potential ideas for the steak house, which include table-side Caesar salads, cocktail carts, carving tables, along with where he'll be sourcing his meat and seafood from. He intends to do a bit of dry aging in the restaurant and will employ a wood-burning grill to cook steaks on.
Additionally, expect a covered backyard patio and bigger bar space. Everyone involved is hoping for a fall launch. Keep your eyes peeled for more info as it happens.