Stout Barrel House Partners Plan Neapolitan Pizza/Brewery For West Loop

Chef Chris Curren.

With big spaces being more and more snapped up along the hot Randolph Street corridor, attention turns to the streets to its north and south of it. Now a former gallery space at 840 W. Washington has been announced as the location for a new Neapolitan-style wood burning oven pizzeria and onsite brewery from The LGN Group, who have Stout Barrel House and Galley in River North as well as The Cedar Hotel in the Gold Coast. The as-yet-unnamed restaurant will offer a large outdoor patio with a retractable roof and roll-away doors; the food, from Stout Barrel House chef Chris Curren, will include 18-inch Neapolitan pizzas from the wood-burning oven as well as in-house charcuterie, cheese boards and other noshes. The onsite brewery will produce three year-round beers plus seasonal choices. Opening is planned for June 2013, but don't think Randolph Street is liable to stop being the center of the hot new openings universe— LGN Group partner Michael Bisbee says "We’re also looking forward to announcing an additional new restaurant very soon that will be located on Randolph Street close to Halsted Street.”