About Us

Always asked what is a DT & how did you get to Lafayette, In. Well, DT is Don & Trish & we are the Kirby’s.

I was born in the South Side of Chicago to a Blue Collar poor family. With 4 brothers I found out early, grab the food first. My mom always told me Don, if you want to eat or never be hungry, go work in a restaurant. Hello McDonalds! But on July 23, 1987 I opened my first bar with my Brother…. In 2001 I met a great lady that also was born without a silverspoon. I told her if you are hungry or always want to eat WORK in MY Restaurant. 2 Bars later in 2008 we found the perfect bar & atmosphere. The original Kirbys in Downtown Lafayette. We built this bar with the pure intention of Great Food first, the feel of a corner family bar in the heart of Chicago & the dedication to love of our Chicago teams.

Today with the help of now good friends we build DT KIRBYS STREET FOOD. Still dedicated to my dream of having a corner family bar in the heart of Chicago, just it is in Lafayette & not on the corner.

Trish & I thank you. Enjoy your experience with our great team! And yes I married that lady I met in 2001

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