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Awards & Accolades:

Paramount Room

 

Recipient of 5 consecutive Michelin "Bib Gourmand" Ratings - Michelin Guide 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

LTH Forum "Great Neighborhood Restaurant Award" 2008/2009

"Brillant" - Crains Chicago Business

"High-end ingredients executed with rustic familiarity" - Metromix

"Classic pub eats join gastropub gourmet" - Zagat

"Does for beer what [Volo] does for wine" - Centerstage Chicago

Critic's Choice Award "Best Way To Dessert Your Drink": Black & Tan Float - Time Out Chicago

Featured on TV's 190 North - WLS-TV ABC Chicago

 

Volo

"Chicago's Best - Alfresco Dining" - Summer 2012 WGN/CLTV

#1 Hidden City Patio - Chicago Magazine 2010

20 Best Alfresco Spots - Time Out Chicago 2010

LTH Forum "Great Neighborhood Restaurant Award" 2008/2009

Participating Restaurant/Luminary at The Nantucket Food & Wine Festival 2007

Best Wine Bar - Best of Citysearch 2006, Chicago Nightlife

Best Wine List - Best of Citysearch 2006/2007, Chicago Restaurants
City's Best Date Spot (Top 10) - AOL Cityguide Chicago 2007

City's Best Outdoor Dining (Top 10) - AOL Cityguide Chicago 2007

Reader's Choice "Best New Wine Bar" - New City Magazine, Best of Chicago 2006

Featured on TV's 190 North - WLS-TV ABC Chicago

As seen on The Food Network's Tasty Travels

Featured on the HD "Reel Chefs" Series on answerstv.com

Kitsch'n On Roscoe

 

"Best Brunch in Chicago - A Hood by Hood Guide" - Thrillist Chicago 2014

$40 a Day with Rachael Ray, Chicago - The Food Network (Our Favorite!)

Featured on "Chicago's Best - Breakfast" - 2012 WGN/CLTV

The Food Network - Top 5, Delicious Duos - The Food Network
Best Of, Top Ten Fun Food Factories - The Travel Channel

Winner - Best of Chicago, Best "Morning After" Brunch Spot - Citysearch.com

Past Editorial Winner – Best Brunch, Best of Citysearch – Citysearch.com
Past Winner - Best of Chicago, 1st Place: Comfort Food - Citysearch.com
Neighborhood Dining in Chicago – Bon Appetit Magazine (Apr 2004)
"The Ultimate Comfort Food Destination", Check, Please! - PBS WTTW11 TV
Past Winner Best Brunch, Chicago's Choice Awards Poll - Chicago Tribune / Metromix.com
Roscoe Village's "Dining Hotspot" - Chicago Social Magazine (Sep 2000)
"Chicago's Best Waitstaff", Best of Chicago Reader's Poll – New City Magazine
"Chicago's Best Hangover Breakfast" – New City Magazine
"Best Place To Eat With Family" – New City Magazine
4-Time Winner, Jack Daniel's Chicago Chili Cook-Off 2001, 2004, 2007, 2009


Background:


Jon & wife Helene Albert opened Kitsch'n On Roscoe (2005 W. Roscoe, Chicago) in late 98' when a longtime diner in Roscoe Village, just blocks from their home, became available. Working quickly, they converted it into a fun & funky 1970 's retro diner serving up comfort food with a gourmet twist. Recently celebrating 15 years, Kitsch'n has since become a Chicago cult icon, has been featured in Bon Appetit, on The Food Channel (Rachael Ray's $40 a Day) and The Travel Channel for their delicious food and unique atmosphere, winning numerous awards and accolades. 

Since opening Volo Restaurant Wine Bar with Chef Partner Stephen Dunne in the spring of 2005 it has been awarded “Best Wine Bar”, and “Best Wine List” by Best of Citysearch for Chicago Nightlife and Restaurants, as well as being voted Top 10 for "Best Date Place", and "Best Alfresco" by Chicago's Best, as well as recently receiving honors as "#1 Hidden City Patio" by Chicago Magazine.

A second collaboration between Young and Dunne, Paramount Room, opened in mid 2007 features a unique dual-level food & drink spot located in River West offering a chef-driven menu of acclaimed internationally inspired cuisine paired with a dynamic selection of craft beer, belgian ales, inventive house designed cocktails, and wine by the glass (most recently Paramount Room was the recipient of a Michelin Guide "Bib Gourmand" rating for the 5th year in a row as a favorite for gourmet dining at a good value).


Jon Young


A finance major and graduate of Drake Univeristy, Jon traded options on the Chicago Board Options Exchange before trading in his Acronym to pursue a love of the restaurant business. For over two decades he has successfully managed restaurants for Rich Melman's Lettuce Entertain You, Inc. (Maggiano's Little Italy, P.J. Clarke's, Cafe Ba Ba Reeba), restaurateur Alex Dana's Rosebud Restaurants (Centro, La Rosetta) as well as his own concepts (Kitsch'n, Volo & Paramount Room). Jon currently oversees operations as President of Dine & Drink, Inc. as well as offering private consulting to the restaurant industry.


Helene Albert


Helene has worked multiple positions in the service industry for the past 15 years. In

addition to oversight of the restaurants, Helene is an international flight attendant for American Airlines qualified in French and Italian, serving as purser on board the aircraft, and has volunteered as an Architectural Docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Using her experience giving Loop Modern Tours and River Tours of Chicago over the past decade, Helene currently offers custom private tours of the city for small to medium sized groups (available in French & Italian).

Jon & Helene also own a B&B and live on Chicago's north side with their two children.

 
     




 



Dine & Drink, Inc. Restaurants & Events
2008 West Roscoe Street
Chicago, Illinois 60618

773.348.4600