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Chicago’s German- and Southern-inspired restaurant, Funkenhausen, is back in action this Wednesday, June 24.

Open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday, the West Town restaurant will operate like a counter-service restaurant from its front windows, ensuring the utmost safety precautions for staff and guests. The sidewalk cafe along Chicago Avenue will be open for walk-in diners starting at 4 p.m. 

The menu features Funken-items including Das Burger, Charred Broccolini and Smoked Spare Ribs, as well as new items like Slagel Lamb T-Bones with fermented hot sauce and Spaetzle Salad with creamy mustard vinaigrette, roasted zucchini, cherry tomato and ricotta salata. Value-seekers will love the three- and four-course pre-fixe meals — essentially a build-your-own version of Chicago Restaurant Week — available for $35 and $45 respectively.

The new food menu is available for takeout and delivery, as well as to-go cocktails, bier and growlers. Try the Wunder Punsch (cherry, vodka, lime and bitters - $11), the southern favorite Bourbon Peach Sun Tea (sweet tea, bourbon, peach and lemon - $11) or a boozy Funken Freezer Pop. The first batch of pops features tequila, cucumber lime and basil ($6) and will rotate, with plans for “Friesling” — the German version of Frose — to come soon. 

Funkenhausen’s weekend brunch will be added in the coming weeks, as well as dine-in service later this summer.

Starting June 24, hours for the patio and takeout are 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday. Takeout is available through Grubhub and Doordash. Funkenhausen is located at 1709 W. Chicago Ave. on West Town’s restaurant row.


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