TABLE, DONKEY AND STICK
 
Crusty Bread, Brandy, Fire
 

MATTHEW SUSSMAN, PROPRIETOR/SOMMELIER

Matt Sussman conceived of Table, Donkey and Stick to reflect the convivial spirit of the mountain inns he has visited over numerous trips to the Alps, and to honor the great local traditions of food and drink he has enjoyed in the villages of France, Switzerland, Italy and Austria.

A native New Yorker, Matt moved to Chicago in 2009 after graduating from Princeton University. While working at a non-profit focused on urban sustainability, he pursued his interest in the restaurant industry by working front and back-of-house with Shin Thompson at the Michelin-starred Bonsoiree. A baking enthusiast, Matt staged at several bakeries in Chicago, and experimented with many bread styles using commercial equipment he kept in his garage. At Table, Donkey and Stick, Matt maintains his passion for naturally leavened breads, developing the restaurant’s bread recipes as well as managing the front of house and beverage program. Matt is a CMS Certified Sommelier.

In 2016, Matt opened Danke, a sandwich and charcuterie shop and wine bar, in Revival Food Hall at 125 S Clark Street.

 

RYAN BROSSEAU, EXECUTIVE CHEF

Originally from Canada, Ryan Brosseau moved to Chicago in 2010 to sustain his interest in cooking.  Chef Ryan started out with a stint at Chicago Q where he began his love affair with beautiful smoked meats. He next landed a position at Perennial Virant under acclaimed Chef and Preservationist Paul Virant.  At Perennial Virant, Ryan began to refine his palate and was introduced to new techniques, including the arts of Salumi, Pickling & Preserving, Whole Animal Butchery, and Bread Baking.  It was also here that Ryan first met Executive Chef Scott Manley.. Ryan has been integral to Table, Donkey and Stick’s success for years, and is well known to many of our guests.

 

 
 
OPEN 5:30PM-11pm MONDAY-FRIDAY, 5PM-MIDNIGHT SATURDAY, 5PM-10PM SUNDAY
DIINNER MENU TILL 10PM SUNDAY-THURSDAY, 11PM FRIDAY-SATURDAY
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2728 W. Armitage Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647   |   773.486.8525   |