Serving up the best of the city under one roof, Time Out Market Chicago, located at 916 W. Fulton Market, is excited to add to its carefully curated showcase of delicious cuisine with the addition of Avli and Big Kids. Featuring modern Greek cuisine and unique sandwiches, both concepts will open this April just in time for Spring in Chicago.
Opening April 11 at 11 a.m.
Founder and Managing Partner Louie Alexakis and Partner Lou Canellis teamed up to bring contemporary Greek to Chicago in 2018 with the opening of Avli Taverna in Lincoln Park and River North in 2019. In 2021, they opened Avli on The Park with Executive Chef Nikolaos Kapernaros in Chicago's Lakeshore East neighborhood and are excited for its next location in Time Out Market. The menu, curated by Alexakis and Kapernaros, will feature Avli classics found across all locations, classic Greek regional specialties, as well as a Greek Street Food menu.
Guests can expect to find a range of options from signature classics, inventive Greek small plates, and a variety of gluten-free and vegetarian options. Dishes that Chicago has grown to love such as the Kataifi Prawns, shredded filo-wrapped prawns with spicy mayo and Greek yogurt sauce; Spinach Pie, house-made filo pie with seasonal greens, feta and fresh herbs; and Traditional Dips (Spicy Feta, Yogurt Cucumber, or Eggplant) with house-made pita bread; and the Greek Salad will be on the menu.
Other handheld options include Twisted Chicken Souvlaki and the Pork Gyro Sandwich both served with house made fries. The menu will also feature a Braised Leg of Lamb with Red wine and tomato sauce.
Opening April 20 at 11 a.m.
Created by former Blackbird chef Ryan Pfeiffer in partnership with New Orleans Chef Mason Hereford (Turkey and the Wolf, Molly's Rise and Shine), Big Kids is a nostalgia - driven sandwich shop located in Logan Square. The two chefs became fast friends after doing a pop-up together and when the pandemic hit, teaming up was a no-brainer. The duo’s interesting take on sandwiches has a cult following since opening in 2020 and are now excited to bring these sought-after sandwiches to Fulton Market.
Perfect for any mealtime at Time Out Market, the Big Kids menu will feature options for all including, Chicago-Style Philly, shaved beef, beef jus caramelized onions, roasted garlic mayo, giardiniera on garlic bread, Vegan Baby-Q melt, quorn vegan fried patty, slaw, dill pickles, barbeque onions on Texas Toast, Kids Grilled Cheese on Texas Toast, and the Space Torpedo, sliced turkey and pastrami, roasted garlic mayo, shreddy letty, red wine vinegar, Italian pasta salad, tangy onions, provolone on a steak roll. Pfeiffer has put his twist on sides with the Boom Bom Tots, fried tater tots seasoned with shredded cheese and Big Kids secret spice mix and Pickle Fry Poutine, cornmeal fried pickles with shiddy sauce, shredded cheese and house mustard. Big Kids will open on 4/20 at 11 a.m. just in time to satisfy those munchies.
For more information about both Avli and Big Kids at Time Out Market Chicago, please visit www.timeoutmarket.com/chicago.