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Sprout Changes Policy, Allows Children At Brunch

By Anthony Todd in Food on Oct 4, 2013 3:30PM

2013_10_4_SproutLogo.jpg Chef Dale Levitski, star of Top Chef and chef at Sprout and Frog n' Snail, made headlines two years ago when he announced that Sprout's brunch service wouldn't welcome children. There was lots of complaining but he stuck to his guns, telling Time Out "There's a lot of places in Lincoln Park that cater to children. So we're choosing not to." Looks like things have changed.

While Levitski was away cooking in Montana, the owners have repealed his kid-unfriendly policy, at least according to Eater. The owner of the restaurant sent out an email (which oddly left out Levitski's name) with a picture of his entire family and a new brunch menu. According to the chef de cuisine, the email was "our way of declaring that everyone is welcome at Sprout." Levitski said that the owners were "not very happy" with his no kids policy.

We suspect that more drama will be coming to the Sprout space in the not-too-distant future. Perhaps when Levitski returns from Big Sky Country in November?