Chop Shop - Chicago
This multi-tiered dining and drinking destination is housed in a 100-year-old former auto body shop. Chop Shop, based in Bucktown/Wicker Park, offers a number of components that complement each other, including a butcher shop offering cuts from local farms; deli market featuring in-house meats, cheeses, sandwiches, panini, antipasto, salads and grab-and-go items; and restaurant/bar with a seasonally focused menu.
Highlights of the menu are an in-house charcuterie program, raw bar, homemade pastas, prime steak cuts, and an award-winning butcher's burger. An adjoining entertainment venue called 1st Ward is a 6,000-square-foot events space. It features 20-inch ceilings, exposed brick, and a professional on-site production team.