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ina mae tavern & packaged

Wicker Park, CH

Interior Design / Lighting / Art Installation / Sculpture / Fabrication / Installation

Photo Credit: Eric Kleinberg

This corner general store-style bar & restaurant becomes a popular local hangout where guests can eat, drink, and browse the back bar shelving full of chef's provisions ranging from pickled vegetables to house-made hot sauces.

For Ina Mae one of Chicago's best chefs approached us with the goal of creating a concept that complements southern New Orleans-style food offerings while also creating a social environment for a lively drinking scene. Distressed woods, exposed brick, and worn leather create the backdrop of a place that has always existed, complete with a classic "Dixie Beer" painted sign that immediately feels familiar, like your favorite watering hole. Take a ride on a vintage coin-operated horse or head home with a freshly shaved Snowball from the take-out window. With a name inspired by Chef’s Grandmother, Ina Mae welcomes guests with open arms to eat and drink as one big, southern family.

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