Kitsch'n's successful pairing of delicious comfort food with memory invoking campy-retro chic has helped to gain it numerous awards, accolades and articles including:
"Best Brunch in Chicago - A Hood by Hood Guide" -
Thrillist Chicago (2014)
$40 a Day with Rachael Ray, Chicago - The Food Network (Our Favorite!)
"Chicago's Best - Breakfast" - WGN/CLTV (2012)
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 (2008)
Editorial Winner – Best Brunch, Best of Citysearch – Citysearch.com (2004)
Best of Chicago, 1st Place: Comfort Food - Citysearch.com (2004)
Neighborhood Dining in Chicago – Bon Appetit Magazine (Apr 2004)
"The Ultimate Comfort Food Destination", Check, Please! - PBS WTTW11 TV (Nov 2001)
Winner Best Brunch, Chicago's Choice Awards Poll - Chicago Tribune / Metromix.com (1999/2000)
Roscoe Village's "Dining Hotspot" - Chicago Social Magazine (Sep 2000)
"Chicago's Best Waitstaff", Best of Chicago Reader's Poll – New City Magazine (Sep 2000)
"Chicago's Best Hangover Breakfast" – New City Magazine (Sep 2000)
"Best Place To Eat With Family" – New City Magazine (Sep 2004)
Winner, Jack Daniel's Chicago Chili Cook-Off (2001, 2004, 2007, 2009)
Kitsch'n On Roscoe (2005 West Roscoe Street, Chicago) opened in 1998 when a longtime diner in Chicago's Roscoe Village neighborhood became available. Working quickly, founders Helene & Jon converted it into a fun & funky 1970's retro diner, serving up comfort food with gourmet flair.
Kitsch'n has since become a Chicago cult icon, and has been featured in Bon Appetit, on The Food Channel and The Travel Channel for their delicious food and unique atmosphere, winning numerous awards and accolades.
Comfort food and 1970's fashion, design and culture have been getting more popular ever since.
Owner/Toaster Afficionado 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, and a volunteered for over a decade years as a River Docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Chef/Owner 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. Over almost 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 Wine Bar, and for a decade in the early 2000's: Paramount Room).