So we had just posted the blurb in a preceding item that Mercadito Hospitality would be opening a new restaurant in the Talbott Hotel (10 E. Delaware) this fall— but that it would be a little while before we knew what it was. That is all still true, but moments later we got word that something much more fun will be happening in the meantime— next Monday, they plan to open a temporary pop-up restaurant in some of the space while the remodeling for the permanent restaurant is going on. It will be called PT at the Talbott, with food by Mercadito chef Patricio Sandoval (the P in PT) and a beverage program by the Tippling Bros. (the T), and it will be open, inside and patio, for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The menu is definitely on the fun-and-drinky side of things, with a clear eye to building excitement for whatever the permanent place will be. There will be a nightly all you can eat special (Mussel Monday, Torta Tuesday, Wing Wednesday... you get the idea), everything from pizza to a raw bar, and a housemade soft-serve ice cream flavor of the day. There will be 50 seats indoors, 100 more outdoors, and if you have to hear the occasional jackhammer, well, just order another drink and see if that helps. Reservations will be accepted— that's especially good news for the patio— at 312-640-8135, or visit www.ptpopup.com. The breakfast menu is still pending, but the lunch and dinner menu (excluding the nightly specials) is below.
PT lunch/dinner Menu [PDF]