Black Sheep with be “a tavern first,” according to Kober. The majority of its eight to 12 tap handles will feature local beers. He hopes to keep things simple with classic cocktails and boilermakers (a beer and a shot). “It won’t take longer than five minutes to make a drink,” he said.
Besides oysters, the Black Sheep food menu will hold a selection of appetizers, sandwiches and sides. Although the menu is not yet finalized, expect starters along the lines of fried tacos, wonton mozzarella sticks and queso with chips. Sandwiches will likely include fried bologna, Philly cheesesteak, fried peanut butter and jelly, as well as a burger “and a good bratwurst because I am from Chicago,” Kober said.