Hearty Boys Caterers open HB at 3404 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL —
Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh, owners of Hearty Boys Catering, officially open their own signature restaurant "HB" today. HB is a spin-off of Hearty Boys Catering and Café. Located in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood at 3404 N. Halsted, dinner service is available Tues. through Sun from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and weekend brunch is served Sat. and Sun from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are accepted at 773.661.0299.
“This is something we've wanted to do for a long time,” says Steve McDonagh. “People rave about our food at all the special events we do, so we wanted a restaurant that featured our style and quality of food.” McDonagh and his partner Dan Smith a/k/a “The Hearty Boys” are about to get their own rave reviews when they are seen in a national reality show airing on The Food Network every Sunday evening in June. McDonagh and Smith compete against seven others from around the country for their own six-part cooking series in "The Next Food Network Star." foodnetwork.com.
HB’s menu is inspired by Hearty Boys Catering
. In addition, HB will offer seasonal specials as well as special seasonal dishes and promotions (including holiday meals to go).
HB’s menu offers a sophisticated variety of appetizers from Smoked Trout Bisque with Orange Oil and Toasted Almonds; Artichoke and Prosciuto Fritters; Goat Cheese, Crimini and Leek Stuffed Ravioli. Dinner entrees include Orchiette Pasta tossed with a Wild Mushroom, Thyme Cream Sauce; Roasted Chicken Breast topped with a Lemon Poppy Seed Butter; Double-Cut Pork Chop stuffed with Pumpernickel Smoked Oyster Bread Pudding over a White Bean Maque Choux; Seared Norwegian Salmon Filet; Pan Fried Soft Shell Crabs over a Salad of Watermelon, Feta and Mint; and, Hearty Boys popular dish - Big Fat Stuffed Veal Meatballs with a Crunchy Crust and Lingonberries, over a Sweet Pea Puree with Roasted Chanterelles and Potato Sticks.Photo: HB Owners Dan and Steve with ChicagoPride.com Dining Editor and Reviewer Andy Farriester (middle) during the VIP/media preview party on Thursday, June 10, 2005.