DMK Restaurants eyes Evanston location

Cat Zakrzewski, Web Editor

DMK Restaurants is eying Noyes Street for its next Burger Bar & Fish Bar location.

The Chicago chain is applying for a special use permit for a business at 815 Noyes St., according to city documents. The Evanston Site Plan and Appearance Review Committee is scheduled to review the application at its Nov. 20 meeting.

DMK Restaurants owns popular Chicago-area eateries Burger Bar, Fish Bar, Ada Street and County Barbeque. Childhood friends David Morton and Michael Kornick opened the first DMK Burger Bar in 2009.

The Noyes Street address was formerly home to Fraiche Bakery and Cafe, which closed its doors earlier this year. The closure came less than a year after the bakery’s owner settled a lawsuit that claimed a former chef stole a binder of recipes, including those for the cafe’s signature Cinnamon Bombs.

— Cat Zakrzewski