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Husband-And-Wife Team Behind Avondale’s Parachute Opening New All-Day Restaurant This Summer

The new restaurant is called Wherewithall, and it'll be located a block south of Parachute at 3472 N. Elston Ave.

The chefs/owners behind Parachute — Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark — are opening a new restaurant a block south.
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AVONDALE — The chefs behind acclaimed Korean-American restaurant Parachute are opening a new all-day restaurant this summer — also on Elston Avenue.

The sister restaurant will be called Wherewithall, and it’ll be located just a block south of Parachute at 3472 N. Elston Ave., according to a news release.

It’s unclear if the new restaurant will serve inventive Korean-American food like Parachute or another type of cuisine. According to the news release, Wherewithall is “bringing simplicity to daily dining” with a menu that’s “approachable, thoughtful and wholesome.”

To start, Wherewithall will be open for dinner with a four-course menu. The full bar, serving snacks, aperitif cocktails and wines by the glass, will be open from 4:30 p.m. to close.

In the coming months, though, the restaurant will roll out breakfast hours with morning coffee and pastries and an a la carte lunch, according to the release.

The chefs/owners — Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark — enlisted the designer of Parachute, Charles Vinz, to rehab the storefront. Wherewithall will have an outdoor courtyard and a private dining room in addition to the main dining room.

The husband-and-wife duo aren’t opening a second restaurant in Avondale just for convenience’s sake.

“It was important for them to open their second restaurant within the Avondale neighborhood, a place where they’ve taken root and called home since the opening of Parachute,” the release reads.

“Avondale is more than just a home to their restaurants, it is home to their family and they are committed to helping the neighborhood continue to flourish as a great place to work, live and play.”

Parachute has made a name for itself in the foodie world since opening in 2014, nabbing a Michelin star, landing on Bon Apetit magazine’s 10 best new restaurants list and, most recently, earning the chefs a James Beard Award.

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