MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO OPENS THE STREET AT MARISOL RESTAURANT

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO OPENS THE STREET AT MARISOL RESTAURANT 

Chef Jason Hammel Features Inventive Small Bites for the Street’s New Counter Service Menu from the Same Kitchen as Marisol

 CHICAGO (September 2017) – The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s new restaurant, Marisol (205 E Pearson St), unveiled its quick casual section of the restaurant, the Street, with a new counter service menu, on Tuesday, September 26. The Street’s counter service menu offers chef-driven small bites attracting both passers-by as well as destination diners. The counter service menu can be enjoyed at individual and communal tables that form the Street, a co-working space adjacent Marisol’s dining room. 

With chef Jason Hammel at the helm, the Street’s counter service menu provides breakfast and lunch options along with house-made pastries and freshly brewed Metric coffee. Breakfast is available 8 am to 11 am with items including favorites such as the Sunflower Granola (market fruit, mint, with yogurt or almond milk) and a classic Breakfast Sandwich (baked egg, refried lentils, provolone, green chile adobo). A daily selection of house-baked pastries crafted by pastry chef Alison Cates are also available with standouts including Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies and Tahini Blondies.

The seasonal lunch menu begins at 11 am and offers sandwiches, soup, and salads. Standout items available for lunch include Roast Beef Sandwich (onion jam, calabrian chile, arugula), French Ham Sandwich (daikon, green olive, cultured butter), Avocado Toast (watercress, feta, black lime, sourdough toast) and Carrot and Quinoa Salad (pistachio and coriander vinaigrette).

Coffee and tea service are available offering classic drip coffee along with speciality beverages. West Loop roaster, Metric Coffee Co. created a signature ‘Marisol Blend’ specially for the MCA that is available through the counter service menu. Local purveyor Spirit Tea rounds out the beverage menu offering a handmade loose-leaf tea selection.

The Street is open Tuesday through Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm, with extended hours until 9 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.