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Brass Idol waitress Tina Lembcke and Chef Daryn Frank holding chicken and biscuit plate. “Our biscuits are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside,” Chef Frank said.

The Brass Idol on Lake Street opens June 1

Contributed By: The 411 News

Serving up Midwest comfort foods with house-made and locally sourced ingredients

The Brass Idol, the latest addition to restaurant row on Lake Street in Gary’s Miller section welcomed its first customers at a soft grand-opening Friday – a meal on the house came with a purchase from the bar and a tip for the waiter.

Brass Idol is at 5900 Miller Avenue, on the corner of Lake Street. When J&J Fish occupied the spot, the carryout only used a fraction of the building and customers didn’t get much past the front door.

Led by Chef Daryn Frank, the Brass Idol aims to deliver a dining experience that is all at once exciting, approachable, and, of course, tasty. You may know him from Gamba, The Market, and Ricochet Tacos.

Frank has a unique talent for crafting playful flavor combinations while staying true to the essence of the dishes he serves. From breakfast to supper, guests can expect a curated menu of re-imagined Midwest comfort foods with house-made and locally sourced ingredients.

"We are thrilled to finally share The Brass Idol with the Miller Beach community and beyond," said Frank. "Our goal is to create a warm, inviting space where guests can enjoy good food and drinks, have fun, and create lasting memories."

The Brass Idol will welcome guests, starting June 1, 2024.

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Story Posted:05/26/2024

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