That Jose Garces is an All-American guy, for sure.
The Ecuador-rooted, Chicago-bred chef-owner of Amada, Tinto, Distrito, and Chifa has been shifting his flavor profile farther Stateside with his newer spots, Village Whiskey and Garces Trading Co.
For his next act, he's going into the Cira Centre, across from 30th Street Station, with JG Domestic, Fine Food and Spirits -- whose menu and drinks all will be sourced to the U.S.A. (The concept will not be farm-to-table, as previously believed.)
JG Domestic -- see the logo here -- is on track for a September opening, and kitchen will be headed by Dave Conn of Village Whiskey.
The restaurant's footprint will be smaller and more visible than its predecessor's, Rae. Garces' corporate offices, bursting at the seams in Old City next to Amada, will be relocated to the Cira Centre.