Food & Drink

Big Cheese

bin 36 reopens!

All this bacon is a bellyache in the makin’.

But at Bin 36, curd’s the word.

On February 15, the resto closed its doors to reconceptualize. Now it’s back: newly painted, relit, refurbished floors — and a fresh, inventive menu focused on cheese.

Carefully plucked from wholesalers and small-batch creameries, the huge selection (46 cheeses, to be precise) is cleverly packaged into flights (A Cow, a Sheep, a Goat, and a Buffalo Walk into a Bar).

Chef John Caputo folded the dairy into entrees and sides as well: creamy Gorgonzola polenta, Parmesan cheese puffs with truffle honey, a trio of mini griddled cheese sandwiches (Mimolette, mushroom; three cheese; cheddar, apples, horseradish aioli).

Fear not; the wine’s still there.

Might as well go all the whey.

Bin 36, 339 North Dearborn Street, at Kinzie Street (312-755-9463 or bin36.com).

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Photo: Courtesy of Bin 36

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339 N Dearborn St
@ Marina City
Chicago, IL 60654