Work began expanding the casual Arts District restaurant Rock'N'oodles last May, but the upgrades have finally been completed, with the Third Street favorite adding painted murals to their brand new dining room.
Stretching into the former Red Elephant Tattoo shop right next door, the addition adds 1,230 square feet of space and lots more seating to their approximately 700-square-foot original home. On the walls, dozens of vinyl records and painted tributes to Pink Floyd and The Rolling Stones. The smaller space's design was noted for its long wall covered in vintage album sleeves.
During the remodel, Rock'N'oodles has added beer and wine to the menu, including choices from the Goose Island Beer Co.
Open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m to 9 p.m., Brien McEahern and Susan Kordt debuted the concept in late 2013. They specialize in tongue-in-cheek, rock lyric-inspired noodle dishes like the "Born on the Bayou," made with "chorizo, andouille sausage, bacon, smoked ham and chicken jambalaya served over orzo pasta," salads, and small plates including the "Space Oddity," created with "five dill pickle spears coated in beer batter and deep fried to crispy perfection, served with sriracha ranch."