Perry's Steakhouse, Home of the Seven Finger Pork Chop, Expands to Chicago and Denver
An artist's rendering of the new Perry's Steakhouse in Chicago.
Photo from Perry's Steakhouse
Perry's Steakhouse and Grille, the popular upscale eatery that's been slinging impossibly tall pork chops and symphony kabobs in Houston since 1986, is opening new locations in Chicago and Denver. The restaurant first started as a meat market in 1979, later becoming a full-service restaurant famous for its meat.
From Houston, Perry's expanded into Dallas, Austin and San Antonio. The new Chicago-area restaurant opened in Oak Brook on November 11, and the Denver location is scheduled to begin service in the summer of 2014.
"We're so thankful to our fans across Texas that have helped create the opportunity for us to share what Perry's is all about to new communities," founder Chris Perry said in a press release.
Ain't she a beaut?
Photo by Robb Walsh
Much like the Houston locations, the Chicago restaurant will house Bar 79, a more casual drinking area that features small-bar appetizers in addition to the full menu. Perry's in Chicago will be able to accommodate 350 people in approximately 11,000 square feet and, according to the press release, will include "design features such as a towering wine wall, five private dining rooms, an island bar and main dining room with glimpses of the kitchen and an outdoor patio."
The head chef at Perry's in Chicago is Borislav Kirzhner, who comes from the Saloon Steakhouse in downtown Chicago.
No word yet on details of the Denver location or who the head chef might be.
One thing's for certain, though: It's about time the rest of the country was given the opportunity to taste Perry's amazing 79-cent pork chops, described on the Web site as "dried, cured and roasted, then caramelized and topped with Perry's signature herb-garlic butter sauce and served with whipped potatoes and homemade applesauce."
You're welcome, Denver and Chi-Town. You're welcome.
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