A Look Inside Fulton Market’s Newest Kitchen

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Another restaurant is getting ready to open its doors in West Town, and the owners are so proud of their space that they sent over some pictures of the decor.

Fulton Market Kitchen (311 North Sangamon Street) is scheduled to open on Friday, March 21st.  We’d like to tell you what kind of food to expect, but we won’t for two reasons.  First, because we’re an architecture blog and are only mentioning this because the pictures Fulton Market’s PR firm sent over are pretty cool.  And secondly, because the press release doesn’t actually say.  Or maybe it does and we didn’t see it.  You can wade through the superfluous superlatives for hints below the photo gallery.

If you end up going, let us know how it is in the comments section below.



 Chicago, ILL – (March 6, 2014) Fulton Market Kitchen, a restaurant and lounge concept without parallel, is opening on March 21st at 311 N. Sangamon Street in Chicago. Conceptualized and co-designed by Daniel Alonso (Black Bull) Fulton Market Kitchen will be a portal of collective creativity; integrating various art mediums and styles with imaginative cuisine to create a new experience for Chicago’s evolving culture.

Fulton Market Kitchen’s contemporary cuisine embraces global influences and advocates relaxed, free-form dining. The menu developed by Executive Chef James Gottwald (Monti’s, Sunda, Rockit) and Chef de Cuisine Kyle Petersen (Ceres’ Table, Naha) offers guests an alternative experience with playful presentations and ingredients sourced from their neighbors along Fulton Market Street. In sequence with the kitchen’s globally inspired fare, the carefully curated beverage program is complete with an extensive wine list, a craft cocktail menu and selection of artisanal beer.

Fulton Market Kitchen aims to be a meeting place where art and design challenges and amuses guests, provoking conversation and breeding new ideas. “Fulton Market Kitchen offers guests the rare opportunity to enjoy dining, drinking and the work of incredible artists in a single, truly unique setting,” said Alonso. Inspired in part by urban art and the Wynwood Walls in Miami, Alonso commissioned Alex Morales of Smartmouth Designs to help execute and elevate the vision by lending his own signature elements to the design.

Pursuing the vision to have several artistic styles on the walls, Fulton Market Kitchen’s inaugural art collection is the result of a collaboration with their neighbor FM*Gallery, and several contributing artists including but not limited to: Erni Vales, Erik DeBat, Franklin Riley and Dominic Sansone.

“We are striving to become a highly artist-friendly and collaborative channel for the vibrant local art community; to work together to exhibit, educate and sell their work,” stated Alonso. As a restaurant and lounge whose spirit is inspired by art and innovation, Fulton Market Kitchen’s collections will rotate up to six times per year to introduce new artists and revitalize the experience for their guests.

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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