More on Sodikoff’s Deli, Coming in 2013, Probably


Time Out Chicago talked to Brendan Sodikoff about his deli project, beginning with the fact that it’s apparently booted a couple of other projects (BBQ and ramen) out of line. Which to us says, are we so sure this is going to happen? Who knows, but we do learn a few things and he insists it’s solid, so we’ll add it to the list of things we’re looking forward to next year. Other things we learn: it’s headed for River North. It will have bagels, and that points us to the obvious influence being, besides the success of things like the matzoh ball soup at Au Cheval, Logan Square’s Reno— when Sodikoff tells TOC “I really just want people to hang out there all the time” and promises lots of outlet for laptops, it’s hard not to think he looked at that new place and said, “Why shouldn’t River North have one of these, too?” (Why indeed?) Finally, the name will be Dillman’s, for Bradford Dillman, human star of Escape From the Planet of the Apes. Okay, we’re kidding about that. Dillman’s, sounds like a solid deli name, not some J.J. Hasenpfeffer’s Old Tyme Sandwichery type monicker. Find out more here. [TOC]