Will Duncan, Fitzgerald’s owner (front left) and Chef John Manion (right) accompanied by back row left to right Michelle Larson, assistant general manager, Grace Jackson, marketing and design manager, Donnie Biggins, head of music.

Despite the pandemic, Will Duncan is breathing new life into FitzGeralds, 6615 Roosevelt Rd. in Berwyn. He is teaming up with acclaimed Chicago chef and Berwyn resident, John Manion, to bring Babygold Barbecue to the restaurant space housed on the grounds of the historic live music venue.

Babygold Barbecue will replace the now closed Capri Ristorante Italiano at 6613 Roosevelt Rd. and is poised for a spring opening. Chef Manion is the well-respected owner of El Che Steakhouse in Chicago and promises to deliver an American-inspired menu of smoked meats and creole dishes synonymous with the FitzGerald’s brand. Babygold promises to be a top-quality restaurant sure to please food and music lovers in Berwyn and the surrounding communities.

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