Tom Schmidt at Nico. | Jennifer Silverberg
There have been a flurry of restaurant announcements this week, and more than a few of them are barbecue related. Tom Schmidt, owner of Franco, is turning his other outpost, Nico (6525 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-0200) into a barbecue joint this spring.
"We've had a great time at Nico here," Schmidt tells us. "We're really proud of everything we've done and love this restaurant and the Loop, but ultimately were more excited about this new passion."More »