Big Star Wrigleyville - Chicago
A hit the first day it opened in Wicker Park, Big Star is finally getting an outpost. The second location is set to open spring 2018 in Wrigleyville, just across the street from the revered Wrigley Field. Big Star is owned by One Off Hospitality Group, which is also behind avec, Blackbird, Publican, Nico and The Violet Hour.
The Wrigleyville location dwarfs the original. Situated in Hotel Zachary, it exists on two stories with 9,000 square feet. The menu is identical to its predecessor, from the expansive craft beer and bourbon selections to taco offerings.
Executive Chef/Partner Paul Kahan and Chef de Cuisine Julie Warpinski draw inspiration from authentic Mexican street food, utilizing fresh ingredients and handmade tortillas. Get ready for al pastor, Baja fish and panza tacos using tortilla made in house daily. There is also from-scratch guacamole and queso fundido--a melted Chihuahua cheese dip featuring house-made chorizo and fresh rajas poblano peppers. The food menu is complemented by margaritas made with fresh lime juice.
Unlike its Wicker Park counterpart, Big Star Wrigleyville will feature eight retractable television screens for prime-time game watching.