Table, Donkey and Stick is a neighborhood restaurant offering seasonal fare and a unique selection of beer, wine and spirits honoring the eating and drinking traditions of the Alps. The restaurant has been recognized as one of the best new restaurants in the city by Chicago Magazine, Fodor’s and the Zagat guide and was awarded a Bib Gourmand by the Guide Michelin for 2015.
Table, Donkey and Stick refers to a Brothers Grimm tale in which three brothers leave home to apprentice for a carpenter, a miller and a turner. The carpenter pays the first brother with a table that magically sets itself with rustic delicacies, which is promptly stolen by a wicked innkeeper. The miller gives the second brother a donkey that shits gold coins at the word “bricklebrit.” The innkeeper robs him too. The third brother receives from the turner a magical stick which beats the innkeeper until he returns the table and donkey.