Make way for dumplings, booze and bowls coming to the Loop this winter. Revival Food Hall has announced the first new installment of 2019 in their rotating pop-up series: Chicago Chef Bill Kim (formerly Charlie Trotter’s and Le Lan) brings urbanbelly, his Wicker Park spot for dumplings, booze and bowls, to the all-local food hall.
From February 4th—May 3rd, guests will be able to dig into an abbreviated menu that honors Kim’s Korean heritage while challenging convention. Dishes will include dumplings, Thai fried chicken, Urban Bowls made with Jasmine rice, their signature Frozen Kirin and more.
THE FOOD: Chef Kim and his team will bring a menu of urbanbelly guest favorites to Revival Food Hall, catering to the lunch and happy hour crowd in The Loop. During the three month installation, choose from three different kinds of dumplings stuffed with Pork & Cilantro, Chicken with Red Curry or Edamame. Guests looking to indulge a little further can enjoy crispy Togarashi Tots served with a flavorful curry mayo that is only available at the pop up, as well as Kim’s Thai Fried Chicken tossed with sweet chili lime sauce. urbanbelly will also offer their signature Urban Bowls that begin with a base of jasmine rice, cucumbers and onion, and accompanied by a choice of protein including Tofu & Pea Shoots, Lemongrass Chicken or Pork Belly, along with choice of sauce from Sweet Chili Lime, Belly Swang (sweet and tangy bbq sauce) or Red Thai Curry.
THE BOOZE: Drink offerings at the pop-up will include a $7 Spiked Lemonade. They will also serve the Frozen Kirin for $4, a frothy beer “slushy” made with Japanese beer. The Wicker Park urbanbelly location and now the Revival Food Hall pop-up are some of the only locations in the continental US to have the machine to serve the “beer snow”.
“We’re super excited to bring some of our classic urbanbelly favorites downtown,” says Kim. “Revival has a great restaurant line-up and we can’t wait to join them this winter.”
“Our team at Revival have been long time fans of Chef Kim and the work he’s done for Chicago’s food scene,” says Bruce Finkelman, managing partner at 16” on Center hospitality collective. “We are really excited to welcome his team as we continue our mission of showcasing the best dining options that Chicago’s neighborhoods have to offer with Chef Kim’s dedication for making high-quality and intensely creative dishes.”