CLOSED: The Black Sheep

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Former Lockwood chef de cuisine James Toland is behind this late-night bar and restaurant in the old May Street Market space. Split into two spaces, the front tavern area is all about local brews, craft cocktails and shareable plates at first-come, first-served communal tables and booths. Make reservations for the artsy dining room, which looks into an open kitchen. In both rooms, the menu revolves around ingredients from Chicago-area companies and farms that use sustainable practices. Dishes might include pan-fried soft-shell crayfish, butter-poached black hen thighs with bacon puree or charred mutton with bone marrow pop-overs. Thanks to a secret after-hours food deals (such as a $5 burger called the Black Sheep Steamer) and a free meal policy for touring rock bands, Toland hopes the place will be a magnet for service-industry types and musicians.