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Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark, owner/chefs of Chicago’s beloved Parachute have announced a new sibling restaurant Wherewithall; a community-driven space bringing simplicity to daily dining.
They’ll be starting with dinner service, followed by morning coffee and pastries and an a la carte lunch in the coming months. The nightly four course dinner menu will invite you to relax and let the Wherewithall team do the thinking for you, a style of service inspired by casual bistros abroad and classic hospitality.
Wherewithall will feature ingredient focused cuisine that is approachable, thoughtful, and wholesome. The food will be unbounded while the wine list will be almost entirely domestic, highlighting wine makers and friends who use low intervention methods. In addition to dinner service, the bar will be open from 4:30pm to close, serving snacks, aperitif cocktails and wines by the glass.
Located at 3472 N. Elston Avenue in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood, just one block south of Parachute, Wherewithall will open this summer. The turn of century, rehabbed space, designed by Charles Vinz, features a full bar, an outdoor courtyard, and a private dining room in addition to the beautiful and intimate dining room where dinner and lunch will be served.
The chef duo accomplished their dream of opening a restaurant together 5 years ago this May. In that time Parachute has become one of Chicago’s most beloved go to’s garnering national attention from the likes of Bon Appetite (Best New Restaurants), Food & Wine, GQ and even Good Morning America among many more. The restaurant was given and has retained 1 Michelin Star for the past 4 years and the chef duo have recently received the James Beard Award for “Best Chefs Great Lakes”.
A lot more than professional accomplishments have taken place, though, since Parachute’s opening with the Clark/ Kim family having grown from three to five. It was important for them to open their second restaurant within the Avondale neighborhood, a place where they’ve taken root and called home since the opening of Parachute. Avondale is more than just a home to their restaurants, it is home to their family and they are committed to helping the neighborhood continue to flourish as a great place to work, live and play.