It’s been 19 months since Blue Door Farm Stand announced their proposed move into more spacious, two-floor building in Lincoln Park. Those plans haven’t gone as intended with delays that led to Blue Door moving into a temporary location. But there’s good news for fans of their kale salads and grilled cheeses, as ownership says the move will finally happen with a February opening at 2010 N. Halsted St.
Blue Door is from the team behind Chicago Q and Art Smith’s Blue Door Kitchen, Ideology Entertainment. The new space takes up 4,000 square feet with room for 150. They’ll serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.
The current restaurant is strictly for to-go items, crammed into the former Armitage Pizzeria location. When the move happens, breads will be baked on premises. Breakfast items include a smoked salmon tartine (toasted bagel, charred tomatoes, cucumber, arugula, herbed cream cheese, caper vinaigrette).
More room also means chances to experiment with flavors for lunch and dinner. In the afternoon, they’ll serve Blue Door’s version of pho and also a Spanish-inspired bikini sandwich (manchego, serrano, pepper jelly on French bread). Dinner items include steamed pork buns, fried chicken sliders and Faroe Island salmon.
It’s been a long journey toward the new Blue Door Farm Stand. Check back for more news on an opening date and more.