Sarah Jordan Gets Sweet and Savory at Johnny's Grill in Chicago

Rebecca Skoch

After working as a pastry chef at several Chicago fine-dining restaurants, Sarah Jordan made the leap into opening her own place, a diner called Johnny’s Grill, a little over a year ago. The Irish chef’s bubbly personality is on full display behind the counter, and she spars and fist-bumps with regulars while navigating the restaurant’s flat-top grill, dishing out cheeseburgers, BLTs, homemade Pop-Tarts and more.