CHICAGO, IL – June 20, 2013 –Lettuce Entertain You Chef/Partners Susan Weaver, John Chiakulas and Rita Dever alongside Lettuce Executive Partner Marc Jacobs are excited to open Beatrix at 519 N. Clark Street in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The name “Beatrix” comes with special meaning to the Lettuce family, honoring Rich and Martha Melmans’ mothers, both nicknamed “Bea.”

Beatrix is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night. Pastries and sweets are baked in-house daily. Favorites include the English Muffins, both multi-grain Rye and Chocolate Cherry, and Honey Butter Cinnamon Rolls. Two of Chicago’s favorite coffee roasters, Metropolis and Intelligentsia, are featured at the coffee bar.

The lunch and dinner menus “represent what Susan, Rita and John have created in our Lettuce test kitchen over the years,” says Rich Melman. “We will be experimenting at Beatrix. It will be another test kitchen for us.”

Menu favorites include Turkey, Sweet Potato and Greens “Neatloaf” finished with braised kale and vegetable gravy. You’ll note other healthful menu options, including the Emerald City Kale Salad with pineapple and mint vinaigrette and Chia Seed Pudding .

Beatrix opens today, Thursday, June 20th at 8:00 a.m.