by Ashok Selvam
Earlier this year, when chef Joe Farina left his stint as Rosebud's corporate chef, he got in touch with childhood friend Tony Gambino to pursue a long-held dream of working together. Gambino, who owns the Armand's Pizzeria chain of neighborhood pizza spots, wanted to expand and open a batch of full-service restaurants sporting the Armand's name.
Thus, Armand's Victory Tap was born, combining Armand's pizza with Farina's Italian-American dishes. The first Victory Tap is now open in the City Tavern space that's been vacant for two years at 1416 S. Michigan Ave. in the South Loop.