Sink|Swim Goes Casual
Good news, Logan Square. You’re getting a seafood shack! After a year in business, Sink|Swim is steering itself in a more casual direction, honing in on some of the items that were the most popular among locals and regulars, and outfitting its menu with the likes of crab mac & cheese and margarita bowls. Here’s everything you need to know about the new incarnation of Sink|Swim, and why this is a great asset for the neighborhood.
The redirection towards a more casual seafood shack focus came from feedback from the neighborhood, and menu items that proved most beloved. Talented chef Matt Danko is still captaining the kitchen, putting a distinct and refreshing touch on casual and comforting dishes. This means accessible and unique dishes like crab mac & cheese studded with blue crab and Old Bay, a tuna melt with Grand Cru Wisconsin Gruyere and parsley mustard and fried, blackened or broiled fish with choice of side like mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, fries, and charred broccoli. Sink|Swim’s ever popular $1 oyster happy hour is still very much in place.
The new bar program is equally on point with the restaurant’s new low-key approach. Expect fun, shareable drinks like various fishbowl cocktails outfitted with fun garnishes. This includes a margarita bowl with a shark, designed to serve four to five guests. There’s also a Zombie made with three rums, Grenadine, absinthe, and angostura bitters. The Spritz Collins is a refreshing addition, with Letherbee Gin, lemon, ginger, Luxardo Aperitivo, and Prosecco.
In regards to the design of the space, most of the room maintains its nautical essence, but with a few key touches that really hone it in to align with the “shack” model. Design incorporates a healthy amount of fisherman paraphernalia, including portraits of captains and model ship replicas.
- Matt Kirouac