Sports Bar Suite 25, From Rio’s d’Sudamerica Owner, Opening December 3

Photo: courtesy Suite 25

If Reno had us at Montreal style bagels, Suite 25 has us at Incan Tater Tots. We suppose it’s not a ridiculous concept, given that potatoes come from Peru, but it hints at what Suite 25 will be, a gleeful mashup of Chicago sports bar with the South American food that co-owner Dino Perez serves at longtime South American spot Rio’s d’Sudamerica. In any case, Incan Tater Tots are described as “hand-mashed potatoes stuffed with sirloin, egg, black olive, and onion, golden pan fried served with a mayo pesto sauce and Chihuahua cheese.” And if that isn’t the best-sounding thing since poutine, we don’t know what is. Along with South American-tinged food, there’s a long beer list, plus some more cross-cultural fusion with drinks like the Mi Shandela, a mix of Michelada and shandy. And there’s a 7-foot projection TV plus others scattered about, all under the watchful gaze of a mural of Chicago sports greats by artist Ulysses Villa. It’s on the second floor at 2529 N. Milwaukee and it opens Monday, December 3; the menu is below.

Suite 25 Menu