Everybody has to eat, and more often than not, we like to eat out. Most of us aren't foodies or culinary experts, We just like good food at a decent price.
This blog is all about eating out in Chicago, generally not at the trendy places, the hoi polloi fancy spots or the big chains.
I'm definitely not a foodie, just a hard working guy that likes good food and I'm going to share my dining experiences with you. Hopefully it will give you the food layperson's view on Chicago spots. To keep your food bills in check.
I will also Include some “food news” about places located in my “hood” up on the Far North Side of Chicago and Evanston.
I do travel a lot as well, so I will also include a little page with some food notes from my travels!
Friday, July 31, 2015
Brunch in Lincoln SquareFirst Impressions are important and this place didn't start well. I took a seat, after asking if it was okay, and it took a little more than 15 minutes for anyone to bring us a menu. Once we did order, service was a tad slow, and the place was not all that busy.
To start, I ordered a Bloody Mary. They make their Mary's with fresh tomato and you can tell that they do. It was quite good, but at $10, it severely lacked vodka. If there was some, I could not taste it. Which is sad, because the base was really good.
I followed this up with their wild mushroom and egg taco. You get two really big tacos, which are too big to eat like a taco, but that is okay. They are stuffed with black beans, a healthy helping of a mushroom remoulade of sorts and a bit of egg on top. I did enjoy them quite a bit, so there was no disappointment with the food. The items were all fresh, so it tool a little longer than usual to get the food from the kitchen, but that was no problem for me.
Overall, service was good, very friendly albeit a tad slow. The food was really good, the endless mimosas that my friends got seemed to hit the spot. The Bloodies, if you don't like them strong, you are in for a treat! The coffee is also pretty darn good!
Would I go back? Yes, I would. Ill pass on the drinks, but the food is well worth the trip. A word to the wise, if you sit outside, you are under the Brown Line Tracks, so it can get pretty noisy. If you don't mind that, you are good to go!