Japanese Comfort Food

Politan Row Chicago welcomes the chef power duo of Randi Howry and Kelly Ijichi in their first solo venture, Mom’s. After working side-by-side at mfk, chefs Randi and Kelly formed an inseparable bond, and combined, the two have cut their teeth in countless aspects of the food and beverage industry: curating talent at Chicago Gourmet, leading as Sous Chef at Parachute, overseeing purchasing at The Paramount Group, opening Yugen in the West Loop, and more.

Together, they have collaborated on pop-up events across the city since 2016, and now, they bring their expertise and energy to Politan Row Chicago with Mom’s. Named after the loving nickname the duo calls each other on the line and in life, Mom’s offers heartwarming Japanese comfort food with a Hawaiian twist, food that draws upon the duo’s heritage and history. Expect springy, handmade udon noodles, katsu sandwiches on pillowy milk bread, and unique, indulgent pastries all made with love, like Mom does.