What to Eat

What to Eat at Storefront Company, Opening Tonight

Photo: courtesy Storefront Company

While we’ve all been paying attention to other high-profile openings, Storefront Company has been plugging away on its street-art-chic black and white look in Wicker Park’s Flatiron Building, mostly under the radar. But we suspect as of tonight we’ll need to start paying attention— at least, if we think it’s a big deal that a Food & Wine Best New Chef is opening a new spot in our town. Bryan Moscatello earned the honor in 2003 at the now-closed Adega, in Denver, which was also named Best New Restaurant by Esquire magazine, and he spent several years in Washington, D.C. overseeing Zola and Potenza Trattoria and Bakery before coming here. He’ll be offering an Italian-tinged seasonal menu in the dining room at two communal tables and booths throughout the room, as well as a prix-fixe “tasting table” at the Kitchen Counter overlooking the kitchen (limited by the nature of the space to a party of four). A 50-foot bar is also home to classic cocktails, wines and a mix of local and specialty beers chosen by co-owners John Dalesandro and Christopher Libby, though the most striking feature may be a vast mural by Chicago artist Gary Weidner. It will also open for brunch shortly as well, but for now, here’s the dinner menu.


albacore tuna tartar / clam mousse . green tomato paste . pumpernickel 12
salmon beet cured / fennel jam . pollen cream . brioche 12
foie gras bombe / brioche crisps . pickled peaches . anise hyssop 9
quinoa fries / sheeps’ milk cheese . madeira granita 7
lamb meatballs / currants . pine nuts . house goat ricotta 12
onions / wisconsin emmentaler fonduta . sesame . potatoes 8


american cheeses / quince paste . apple sponge . apricot mostarda 14
cypress grove chevre / walnut cake . honey braised beets . balsamic 9
fleur du maquis / lamb merguez . olive bread . shiraz syrup 9
epoisses / chablis macerated grapes . thyme lavash 9
hook’s tilston point blue / pickled fennel . apple sorbet . pancetta 9


reds and greens / goat feta stuffed cucumbers . radishes . tomato confit . green olive 9
baby romaine / fried milk croutons . golden raisin dressing . red ribbon sorrel 7
cassoulet bisque / duck confit . preserved tomato jam 8
carrots / warm house ricotta . pine nut brittle . baby kale 9
scallops / brandade . rye bread salad . lobster veloute 12
quail / pistachio sausage stuffed leg . pan roasted breast . polenta . blood orange . cress 14
rabbit rossini . de bruins bros. farm / foie gras . black truffle . madeira glaze 16
pork cheek hash / six hour egg . rose hip catsup . cracklings 9


cauliflower agnolotti / hedgehog mushrooms . sherry crema . anise . ancient gouda 18
monkfish / short rib fried rice . tamago . scallion . coriander pomegranate glaze 24
arctic char / sage cured pork belly . winter squash . apple lacquer 23
amish chicken / carrot . onion . salsify . mushroom gravy 19
duck . dr. joe jurgielewicz farm / seared breast . confit leg . parisian gnocchi . blackberries . escarole 28
beef loin . cdk farm / charred onion puree . duck fat veggies . marrow emulsion 27
lamb . pinn oak ridge farm / red onion jelly roll . sunchoke puree . rapini 28
the whole hog . perkins farm / loin . house made sausage . smoked shank, jerked rib & offal stuffed crepe
pancetta . cornflake crusted liver . apple butter . eggplant . smoked jus 28

Storefront Company, 1941 W. North, 773-661-2609.

What to Eat at Storefront Company, Opening Tonight