Thank you, thank you. Our first guest is Fremont, River North’s newest multilevel restaurant/dance hall. It’s sleek, it’s sexy, it’s vaguely old Vegas-y, and it opens December 16.
UD: Glad you could make it. You up for this?
Fremont: This is a completely artificial exchange, so...
UD: Ha. Right. Now, what’s this we hear about you taking over the old American Junkie space?
Fremont: Funny story, actually. We cut out a huge cube in the ceiling to connect the two floors, added a new DJ booth and made it our own with some gold metallic flourishes.
Fremont: Here are some pictures.
UD: Ah, there we go. Nice. Why don’t you give us a typical Fremont scenario?
Fremont: Well, you’d start downstairs with a few friends and some shareable platters. Duck three ways. A ramen-crusted fried-chicken bucket. Wet-aged prime porterhouse...
UD: And then?
Fremont: And then you’d move upstairs, grab a barrel-strength Manhattan or our gin-and-Lillet-Blanc drink, lounge on a ribbed silver couch and hit the dance floor.
UD: Sounds fun. Hey, thanks for coming.
Fremont: You’re like Fallon, but worse.