Fore! Bill Murray Brings Caddyshack to Chicago
Bill Murray owns a what now? A restaurant? Wait. Restaurants? As in plural?
So it seems that North Shore native Murray, as well as his brothers, own a small, fast-casual chain of golf-themed restaurants in Florida and South Carolina called, naturally, Murray Bros. Caddyshack Restaurants. And according to the Trib today, they're looking to bring one or two of them to Chicago.
Let us state of the record that we at Chicagoist are huge Bill Murray fans, huge fans of the movie Caddyshack, and even bigger fans of food. We enjoy golf, but really, it's the Murray-Caddyshack-Food trifecta that warms our hearts. Admittedly we're a little leery of mega-sized restaurants catering to a clientele that favors plaid pants, but we're willing to cut Murray and his siblings some slack since we're not exactly talking about another Chili's infiltrating the area.
Economically speaking, this sort of restaurant could do well here, especially in the western and northern suburbs where you can't swing a dead cat without knocking it into a set of Callaway's. The food on the St. Augustine, Fla.-location menu seems your standard bar fare, though whether it's any good is news to us.
Really, as sentimental as we are about a movie that stars Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, and Ted Knight AND whose theme song was written and sung by Kenny Loggins, the Caddyshack cachet will only go so far if the food sucks.
But we'll certainly try it out if it means we can buy ourselves our very own dancing gopher.