Form + Function Innovation Award

Honorable Mention: Moon Palace Express/Nine Bar, Chicago

Interior Design: Siren Betty Design, Chicago

General Contractor: Raw Building Concepts, Chicago

Foodservice Equipment Supplier: Gator Chef Restaurant Equipment & Supply, Lisle, Ill.

Moon Palace Express is a 350-square-foot takeout-only restaurant specializing in Chinese-American cuisine co-located with Nine Bar, an 1,100-square-foot lounge and bar. The judges were impressed with the combo. “With two different entities and different guests, the team managed an interesting intentionality in their design. We really liked it.” 

Images courtesy of Marisa Klug-Morataya


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