Food Truck Pioneer Opening 6-Seat Restaurant

Pilsen project opens July 7

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Chef Phillip Foss is known for having a sense of humor -- and for being innovative -- so his latest project should come as no surprise to foodies familiar with his work.

Foss announced plans Thursday for a new restaurant concept called EL (ELevated Ideas in Cuisine).

The restaurant is scheduled to open July 7 on an "unassuming dead end street on the edge of Pilsen" (2419 W. 14th St). It will have only six chairs in the dining room and a single 6 p.m. seating on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.

Foss is offering tasting menus only at the byob restaurant. Reservations will be handled via a lottery system by emailing

The latest menus will be featured at

Foss is the former chef at Lockwood restaurant and currently operates the Meatyballs mobile food truck.

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