The Chicago outpost of The Little Beet Table, an upscale health-conscious restaurant originating out of New York, will open on Tuesday. After a weekend of friends and family services, they’ll officially open to the public at 845 N. State St., working with an assembly of local artisans. For example, The Little Beet is using gluten-free breads baked by Wheat’s End Cafe over in Lakeview.
The bread is so good that Little Beet operating partner Josh Morgan said there’s a chance it could make its way to the New York location. "We wanted local ingredients," he explained, "...and local spirits." Just because there’s a focus healthy doesn’t mean alcohol is forbidden. There’s an assortment of cocktails using spirits from local distilleries.
As for the food, super-comfortable, healthy and organic whole foods are some of the buzzwords Morgan used to describe the menu. A popular dish in New York is the cauliflower hummus. Little Beet partner and chef Franklin Becker previously said Chicagoans’ desire for robust and hearty foods reminded him of Boston. So, yes there’s a beef sirloin and a burger on the menu, just in case there are some picky eaters reluctant to embrace healthier eating. But no matter the diet, Becker and Morgan say they won’t skimp on portions.
"We think of ourselves as nourishing well being," Morgan said.
Take a look at the photos below. While this isn't an updated menu of what they'll serve in Chicago, check out this sample menu to get a better idea of their offerings.
Little Beet Table, 845 N. State St., open 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on weekdays and Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. Weekend brunch upcoming.