Get your fave comfort food on the menu at a new Chicago restaurant – Examiner 12/19/2011

examinerNEWSJacqueline Runice
Chicago Cheap Eats Examiner

Bread & Wine is a neighborhood American bistro, wine bar and market set to open in mid-January on Chicago’s Northwest Side. The eatery-to-be is asking for future customers and food fans to be a part of the new farm-to-table menu simply by submitting a description of your favorite comfort food/meal to by January 31, 2012.

The person with the most inspiring dish will get his or her favorite meal reinvented by Chef Curtis Gamble, featured on the menu and will win a gift certificate for dinner at Bread & Wine.

examinerWhen Bread & Wine opens, expect elevated, nostalgic, Midwestern fare and items that highlight different ethnicities in the area. Chef Curtis Gamble, a veteran of the bourgeoning restaurant scene in Pittsburgh, will serve both hearty fare, like a beef and chorizo burger with Wisconsin cheddar and red onion jam on a pretzel roll, as well as lighter options, such as pumpkin seed crusted tofu with lentils and pickled oyster mushrooms.

An afternoon bar menu will include snacks like fried pickles with Tobasco aioli, duck confit pierogis, and chorizo tacos with picked cactus. Bread & Wine will offer 10 to 15 wines by the glass, a full bar, and beer and wine sold in its market along with local artisanal items from Intelligentsia coffee (my personal favorite java) to honey from Chicago Honey Co-op.

Bread & Wine will be open Tuesday through Saturday with a small plates and snacks menu from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and a full dinner menu thereafter.

Bread & Wine
3732 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL