Hey friends! I'm excited to share some photos from a recent project I worked on called Hank's Juicy Beef. Located at 84 Chambers Street in Tribeca, Hank's Juicy Beef serves delicious, Italian-style beef sandwiches made with grass-fed, pasture-raised, hormone and antibiotic-free beef. The sandwiches are marinated in a special au jus, topped with pickled vegetables, and served hot and juicy on a plump Italian-style roll. Owner Henry Tibensky, aka Hank, grew up in Oak Park, Illinois surrounded by some of the best Italian beef joints in town. Using a recipe that has been in his family for generations, Hank aims to bring authentic, Chicago-style beef to the Big Apple. He wanted the design of this casual spot to be hip and modern while paying homage to his midwestern roots. The restaurant feels clean and modern with a classic Tribeca vibe and a jungalicious accent wall. Keep reading for more details, and a full tour of the space!
Since we live in the days of social media, Hank wanted a "selfie wall" that would make a great backdrop for Instagram pics. Designed by Kravitz Design, this bold and stunning wallpaper fit the bill, and was screen-printed in Brooklyn at Flavor Paper. Black subway tile covers the lower half of the wall while a pink neon sign adds that cool factor.
As you enter the restaurant, head straight to the counter to place your order. The front of the counter is faced with thin strips of sustainable American Maple from Stikwood. An iconic portrait of basketball legend Michael Jordan is proudly displayed in the space, in homage to Hank's hometown of Chicago.
While on line, you can pick up a jar of Hank's signature giardiniera sauce to bring home. Finish off your meal with a glass of Hank's Juicy Brew, and a homemade Italian ice for dessert. They also offer an eggplant parm sandwich for all you vegetarians out there.
As the summer weather gives way to autumn, I know I'll be craving rich hearty meals in the coming months. Be sure to check out Hank's Juicy Beef when you're in the neighborhood for some delicious, Chicago-style sandwiches.