Courtesy of Central Standard
It’s about time. Central Standard (169 W. Kinzie St., 312-527-9409), yet another new project from the Bar Louie founder Roger Greenfield, sports a menu of ingredients sourced from the Central Time Zone. Fish from Lakes Michigan and Superior will swim alongside their Gulf of Mexico brethren, including redfish, cobia, and snapper, as well as Gulf oysters.
The St. Louis staple of fried ravioli will feature a filling of osso buco made from locally sourced veal, and Iowan breaded-pork sandwiches and a version of Italian beef with house-made giardiniera will represent our latitude. Even the cocktails will fit the theme, as in a riff on the Louisiana-native Sazerac with a dab of the pepper jelly popular in the Great Plains and the South.
Central Standard is scheduled to open March 20 at 11 a.m.—that's Central Daylight Time, of course.