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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
True Food Kitchen is Now Open in Chicago
TRUE FOOD KITCHEN IS NOW OPEN IN CHICAGO
True Food Kitchen,
the seasonally-inspired health-driven restaurant is now open in
downtown Chicago’s River North neighborhood at 1 W. Erie Street.
Co-founded by integrative medicine specialist Dr. Andrew Weil and
eight-time James Beard Award nominee for Restaurateur of the Year
Sam Fox, the restaurant’s progressive flavor-forward menu is rooted in
the principles of Dr. Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid. The opening
of True Food Kitchen Chicago marks the brand’s 16th restaurant in the
U.S., with additional locations in California, Arizona, Texas, Colorado,
Georgia and Virginia.
Executive Chef Michael “Sully” Sullivan
leads the Chicago culinary team, working closely with Dr. Weil to
develop seasonal menu items with nutrient-rich ingredients. Using Dr.
Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet as a guide, Chef Sullivan crafts
wholesome, flavorful food with sustainable ingredients, ensuring that
Chicagoans do not have to sacrifice amazing taste for healthy living.
thrilled to debut True Food Kitchen in Chicago’s River North
neighborhood, known for its high-energy and vibrant culinary scene,”
commented Sam Fox. “As a brand that’s as passionate about our food as
we are the local community, we’re excited to be part of this town’s
exceptional dining offerings and contributing to the growing food
culture with our seasonally-driven and flavorful, healthy fare.”
daily for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch and dinner, True Food
Kitchen’s vibrant menu rotates regularly to allow guests the opportunity
to experience great tasting menu items, including a variety of
gluten-free, naturally organic, vegetarian and vegan offerings prepared
using the season’s ripest ingredients at the peak of freshness. Notable
mentions from True Food’s fall menu include vegetable starters, such as
the CharredCauliflower, Chioggia Beet Bruschetta, Roasted Brussels Sprouts; Butternut Squash Pizza with smoked onion, almond ricotta, dried cranberry on a homemade rustic spelt and flax crust; Seasonal Ingredient Salad with
Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cauliflower, white bean,
pomegranate and toasted mulberry. The bowl options deliver a diverse
range of flavor profiles, including the Ancient Grains,Spicy Panang Curry and Teriyaki Quinoa. Signature mainstay dishes include the Grass-fed Burger, Lasagna Bolognese, Spaghetti Squash Casserole, Sustainable Seabass and the Inside Out Quinoa Burger.
For the dessert lovers, True Food Kitchen provides antioxidant-packed options ranging from the seasonal Squash Pie and famous Flourless Chocolate Cake to the wholesome Apple Goji Crisp and the Banana & CoconutChia Seed Pudding. The family-friendly restaurant also offers unique kids will love, such as theAlmond Butter, Banana & Apple Sandwich, Mozzarella & Organic Tomato Pizzaand theChicken Teriyaki Bowlto name a few.
Beverage Behind the bar are refreshers paired with organic and gluten-free spirits to create delicious, guilt-free cocktails such as the Autumn Orchard Sour, Fig Apple Ginger Mule, Citrus Skinny Margarita, Chamomile Cooler and Farmers Market Sangria. True Food Kitchen also premieres two new fall cocktails, crafted exclusively for the Chicago market – The Peacemaker, a blend of lemon, clover honey, bourbon, and amaro; and Pomegranate Mule made with ginger honey, fig infused vodka, and lime. Beverage Manager Jon Augustin also unveils Fox Block Eleven
for the first time at True Food Kitchen Chicago, a Pinot Noir blend
from winemaker Tony Rynders of Panther Creek Cellars. The beer menu
features brews from local breweries, including Half Acre’s Daisy Cutter
Pale and Moonray Porter from Aquanaut Brewing Company. Natural juices
and teas are also available as non-alcoholic options.
7,625 sq. ft., the new True Food Kitchen Chicago features a large open
dining room and an open kitchen, designed to bring guests closer to the
kitchen’s craft, as well as a lively juice and cocktail bar featuring
made-from-scratch cocktails using pressed, seasonal fruits and
vegetables paired with organic spirits and herbs grown in-store. The
restaurant’s 480 sq. ft. of outdoor patio space will be utilized for
additional seating in season. Indoors, natural woods and vibrant,
locally-inspired artwork add a contemporary touch to the earthy color
scheme, natural elements and greenery, including indoor / outdoor garden
basins filled with fresh herbs and spices. Eco-friendly materials are
utilized throughout the restaurant, such as the hardwood floors, which
are made of reclaimed wood, and dining chairs made of recycled soda
True Food Kitchen Chicago is located at 1 West Erie Street at State Street in downtown Chicago. For more information, visit www.truefoodkitchenchicago.com
About True Food Kitchen Entrepreneur
and restaurant visionary Sam Fox opened the first True Food Kitchen in
Phoenix, Ariz. in 2008. A progressive restaurant concept with a menu
rooted in the principles of Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet,
True Food Kitchen emphasizes wholesome, simple ingredients with simple
preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of
each ingredient. The innovative menu caters to a variety of food
preferences and diets, offering vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free
options. Today, the restaurant has 16 locations throughout Arizona,
California, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Virginia and Illinois with plans
for seven additional restaurant openings in 2017. Each True Food Kitchen
is designed to reflect the local character of the region in an upscale
and sustainable environment. To learn more, visit www.truefoodkitchen.com or www.facebook.com/TrueFoodKitchen.
About Dr. Andrew Weil A
world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine,
Dr. Weil is a best-selling author and editorial director of DrWeil.com,
the leading online resource for healthy living based on the philosophy
of integrative medicine. Dr. Weil’s books include the national
bestsellers: Spontaneous Healing; 8 Weeks to Optimum Health; Eating Well for Optimum Health; The Healthy Kitchen, and Healthy Aging.
Dr. Weil is an internationally recognized expert for his views on
leading a healthy lifestyle, his philosophy of healthy aging, and the
future of medicine and health care. As a columnist for Prevention and TIME magazines and a frequent guest on Larry King Live, Oprah, and the Today Show,
Dr. Weil provides valuable information and insight on how to
incorporate conventional and complementary medicine practices in one’s
life to optimize the body’s natural healing power.
About Fox Restaurant Concepts Fox
Restaurant Concepts is a growing restaurant group today encompassing 16
unique concepts and 50 restaurants spanning nine states with more than
4,000 employees. Each concept strives to provide guests with a
remarkable dining experience that will leave a lasting impression.
Varying from contemporary upscale to fast casual and walkup retail, Fox
Restaurant Concepts is dedicated to creating flavorful, fresh and
innovative cuisine, and offers gracious service in stylish and
comfortable settings. For more information, visit www.foxrc.com.