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Owners of Mado to Open Whole-Animal Butcher Shop

By Anthony Todd in Food on Nov 2, 2010 2:30PM

MadoPigboard.jpg Yesterday afternoon, Time Out broke the news that Rob and Allison Levitt, the chef/owners of Mado, had decided to leave the restaurant to open a butcher shop. More details have been trickling out about the store, to be called "The Butcher & Larder" and located in Noble Square. As of Sunday, the pair who made Mado a nationally-recognized destination for meat cookery had left, and the new shop is scheduled to be open by Thanksgiving.

Now, Restaurant Intelligence Agency reports that Butcher & Larder will be the only "whole animal" butcher shop in Chicago, continuing the Levitt's commitment to snout-to-tail butchering. Sausages and charcuterie will be a large part of the menu, and they will be working with restaurants throughout the city to develop recipes. The shop will also offer lunch.

While we're sad to see Mado change, we wish Rob and Allison the best, and look forward to eating at their new spot.