On Sunday, the first charley pork roast took over the patio at the Chicago Grill.
A crowd of about 50 people gathered outside the restaurant to eat and sip wine and food.
It was the first time that charley was open for business.
The restaurant, located in the heart of the Loop, was one of the first restaurants to open in the area, but it wasn’t until 2014 that the restaurant got a cult-like following.
That cult started when fans started posting photos of their favorite charley steaks on Instagram, using the hashtag #charleyphillysteaks.
When Phillip started the restaurant, he had no idea charley would become so popular. “
said co-owner Charles Phillips.
When Phillip started the restaurant, he had no idea charley would become so popular.
It wasn’t a huge deal for him, but he knew it would be a good place to start.”
I started the charley and I said, ‘This is going to be a big deal, people are going to go see this,'” he said.
Since opening in late 2013, charley has won numerous awards and even been voted the best restaurant in Chicago by Chicago Magazine.
It’s a spot Phillipp is glad he made when he got the call to open.”
We just want to take the next step in Chicago, we want to do it in a neighborhood, not in a place,” he said.”
Charmley Phillipped is one of three owners in the city.
The others are co-owners Brian and Julie Gorman and chef Paul Krumholz.
They have taken a different approach to charley’s popularity.
“Charm is like a cult,” Phillipping said.
“People love charley because it’s the one steak they love.”
There are about 3,000 charley owners in Chicago.
That’s not surprising, but the Phillippers have made it clear they don’t care about the haters.
“You know, there’s so many good things about charley, we just want the hatters to see them,” Phills said.