Billy Dec expands with new restaurant, bar

May 18, 2017

Billy Dec has long balanced his job as a restaurateur with his work as a media personality. Now he’s expanding both with the opening of two new venues and a food-related podcast.

Dec is founder and CEO of Rockit Ranch Productions, which operates Bottlefork, The Duck Inn, Sunda New Asian, Rockit Burger Bar, Rockit Bar & Grill and its newest concept, the cocktail bar Otto Mezzo, all in Chicago.

Inspired by the Federico Fellini film “8 ½,” or “otto e mezzo” in Italian, the bar is located in a space that is grandfathered in with a liquor license, allowing it