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Women-Oriented Club to Open in Chicago With Food From High Profile Chefs

The Wing, in Fulton Market, is scheduled to open this April

One of three New York locations of the Wing.
The Wing [Official Photo]

The Wing, a members-only work space designed for women with food from popular local chefs, is coming to Chicago’s Fulton Market this April. This morning, spokespeople announced seven acclaimed local chefs and purveyors are collaborating on the cafe and bar selections at 811 W. Fulton Market.

The cafe menu will offer collaborative dishes from acclaimed local women chefs and purveyors: Adrienne Lo of Eater 38 Macanese restaurant Fat Rice, Sarah Grueneberg of essential Italian restaurant Monteverde, Mi Tocaya Antojería’s Diana Dávila (Eater’s 2017 chef of the year), Q. Ibraheem of underground dining series Teertsemasesottehg, Michelin-starred Elske’s Anna Posey, Erin Carlman-Weber of All Together Now (formerly Brothers and Sisters), and Dana Cree of Pretty Cool Ice Cream. Shelby Allison, co-owner of award-winning cocktail bar Lost Lake, and Carley Gaskin, co-founder of boutique caterer Hospitality 201, collaborated on two drinks for the Wing’s bar program.

Memberships start at $185 per month. Many publications have described the club as “women-only,” but the Wing’s website describes the spaces as “designed for women,” and says, “the Wing is a diverse community open to all.” Other Wing spaces offer amenities including food and beverages, showers, a lactation space, phone booths, and conference rooms. The SoHo location also provides childcare and parenting workshops, known as the Little Wing. Photos of the new space aren’t yet available, but potential members can take a virtual tour of the airy, pastel-hued work rooms and tiled dining area.

The rapidly-growing operation launched in 2016, and now operates three New York-based Wing spaces, as well as Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. In addition to Chicago, West Hollywood, Boston, and London locations are planned for 2019, and the website projects Toronto and Seattle spots in 2020. Outgoing Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel invited co-founders Audrey Gelman and Lauren Kassan to establish a Wing location in Chicago in April 2018, according to the Sun-Times.

Spokespeople said they will be able to share more details in early April. Stay tuned for more on food and beverages at the Wing Chicago.