Best Of MenuPages Reviews: Review Title Poetry / The New Chicken Crack?


You’ll want to lick your plate but don’t
Hotties make you come for more
I want it to be this good every time!

Wait, what? These are the review titles for writeups on Shanghai Terrace, Take Me Out and Sunrise Cafe, respectively. Lines one and three make sense on their own, but the middle one needs a bit of explanation.

Take Me Out is the Sino-Korean wings spot that opened recently in Pilsen. It’s a familial spin-off of cult favorite Great Sea in Albany Park, and has been garnering rave reviews, including the one referenced in the poem:


I would definitely go back for their chicken hotties. Too bad they don’t deliver or I guess better for me or I’d eat these wings at least once a week. Their Kung Pao taste good but they’re light on the chicken.


So what’s amazing is, for a wings place at least, to go light on the chicken!

By the way, the chicken crack we were referring to is the three chili chicken at Lao Sze Chuan and its brethren in Chinatown. But there’s room enough for two preparations of addictive Asian chicken in the Chinatown/Pilsen area, if not four or five.

Shanghai Terrace [MenuPages]
Shanghai Terrace [Official Site]
Take Me Out [MenuPages]
Sunrise Cafe [MenuPages]

[Photo: a blurry likeness of the progenitor to the hotties, Great Sea’s chicken wings; via design_drafter]

Best Of MenuPages Reviews: Review Title Poetry / The New Chicken Crack?