Barrio, the Mexican restaurant from the owners of DineAmic Group and Top Chef alum Katsuji Tanabe, is slated to open on July 22 at 65 W. Kinzie St. in River North with a surprise. It’ll have a take-out spot much like the Bombobar at DineAmic’s Bar Siena in the West Loop. They’re calling it La Bodega del Barrio and it’ll serve fresh tacos, coffees, juices, and Nutella-dipped churros.
The decadent churros, made in the same vein as the milkshakes at DineAmic’s Public House, maybe the star. A news release described a Nutella-dipped churro with mini-chocolate chips. There are also plans for ice cream tacos and breakfast tacos.
DineAmic’s Lucas Stoioff said he crowdsourced ideas for Bodega by talking to convenient store clerks in the area. He wants to stock better versions of what customers would find at those stores, products like wine, liquor, cigarettes, and snacks.
The entrance to Bodega’s walk-up window will be on the Clark Street side of the restaurant. In addition, Barrio has begun taking reservations via OpenTable. Check back next week for more to these additions to River North.