No, Son of A Butcher Tavern won't be re-opening in Logan Square. Instead, after months of negotiations, the ownership from WHISK is opening a new restaurant. Appropriately, ownership will call the new restaurant Son of WHISK, and they've already targeted a June 20 opening date.
WHISK co-owner Andrew Figgins wants to keep the neighborhood feel. He wants to give the neighborhood something different, and his team wants to avoid pretension. For example, Figgins doesn't want to copy nearby area stalwart Longman & Eagle.
"We enjoy Longman and we also enjoy greasy spoons," Figgins said. "We are probably somewhere in between (both)."
They won't go full-on sports bar, but Figgins acknowledges neighbors struggle when searching for a nearby spot to watch a game, and they hope to remedy that. They won't do a lot of interior alterations, but want to make better use of the space's patio. That's where the pitchers of house-made sangria will come in handy along with boozy milkshakes.
The menu won't be exactly the same as the original WHISK, but they aren't going vegan. WHISK is inspired by Nick Offerman's portrayal of meat-loving Ron Swanson from TV's "Parks and Recreation." Son of WHISK will offer more specialty burgers, pulled pork and brisket. They'll also serve weekend brunch that will feature breakfast enchiladas.
Son of a Butcher opened in June 2015. Owner Adolfo Garcia seems focused on downtown projects, with Broken English Taco Pub, Early Society and the upcoming Flamingo Rum Club.
Check back for more on Son of WHISK as ownership shares more.