South Loop resident, Tim Sheldon, tweeted to let us know yesterday that Alain’s is having a soft opening on Saturday. The space has been transformed from the previous business, Entourage Man, and South Loop residents have been trying to take a peek inside the window for weeks now. We are looking forward to yet another business opening near 14th and Michigan Avenue and hope you will join us in welcoming them to the neighborhood!
Metromix has a short description:
1355 S. Michigan Avenue, Phone 312-922-1185
Chef Alain Njike has teamed up with business partner (and Chicago Bears player) Israel Idonije to open this South Loop restaurant in January. Njike was raised in a restaurant family in Cameroon in west central Africa, trained at Ecole Maxime de Paris and has worked in Chicago at Charlie Trotter’s, Nomi and most recently, Park 52. He describes his fare as contemporary American with a touch of Southern and plans to serve dishes such as a savory mac ‘n’ cheese souffle, blackened catfish and Idonije’s recipe for banana bread.