Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has become well-known for his baseball savvy, but now he’s branching out into a new environment on the North Side.
According to a press release, Maddon and Chef Tony Mantuano are teaming up to open a brand new bar and dining experience in Wrigleyville.
The concept, operated by Levy Restaurants, has not been finalized yet, and an opening date has not been scheduled, but details will be announced in the spring, according to the company.
Maddon already has some experience in the restaurant game, as he owns an Italian restaurant in Tampa called “Ava.” The restaurant, highly rated on various social media websites, features pizza, pastas, and wood-fired dishes, and has been a hot spot since it opened in 2014.
Mantuano is the chef/partner at Spiaggia in Chicago, and has won numerous awards, including the 2005 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef.