Rebel Restaurant, originally slated to open last year inside of Black Shirt Brewing, officially opened in a nearby location for business yesterday after a soft launch over the weekend. The space, a former dive bar, reflects the grittiness of the neighborhood with modern, artistic touches from its owners Dan Lasiy and Bo Porytko.
The new menu includes Ukranian-inspired dishes like perogies (which Rebel makes with foie gras, beef tongue (beer and cheddar beef tongue, no less), and a whole lamb's head. There is also a rye pancake with fried chicken liver and a sunny side egg, eggplant with pickled stone fruit, and beef rib with Szechuan peppercorn. The menu even includes a doughnut for dessert, served with peach jam, Nutella mousse, and pink peppercorn.
There are more updates available on Rebel's Facebook page. The restaurant is open on week nights for dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and until 11 p.m. on weekends.