Blog Reviews: Week Of The Olympics Decision

Chicago’s intrepid food bloggers were all over the damn place last week, in alphabetical order by restaurant

• Bureks (a meat or cheese-stuffed phyllo extravaganza, 9” for $5.50) and other Serbian specialties on offer at the Beograd Meat Market where bakery and cafe serve as ethnic hangout [Chicagoist]

• All your favorite meats are given the charcoal treatment at Brasa Roja, where you can scarf down your chicken or skirt steak with YOB [Chicagoist]

• Nothing special at Five Star, a frat bar & grill in Ukie Village, which at least has cutesy names for its standard issue pub grub [Chicagoist]

• Fantastic brunch at M. Henry, especially the Fannie’s Killer Fried Egg Sandwich (toasted sour boule layered with two over medium eggs, applewood bacon, sliced tomatoes, gorgonzola, and fresh thyme, served with house potatoes, $7.95), but for the sake of the world, don’t bring your kids [Chicagoist]

• High-end Indian at Marigold is tasty and refreshing, but you may be paying for the atmo as much as for the food [Drive-Thru]

• Everyone’s favorite Uptown Pakistani take out joint Shan Foods has added additional seating area and an Ethiopian menu! [The Stew]

• More happy thoughts on Smoque BBQ, still packin’ ‘em in, but servin’ ‘em fast. Their half-brisket, half-pulled pork sandwich compromise is a Godsend for the indecisive [Drive-Thru]

• The blueberry pancakes at Su Van’s apparently “astonishingly good,” and the best part is the inexplicable lack of brunch crowds [The Stew]

• Vegan fast food at Veggie Bite in Beverly, for some reason. Because sometimes, you need your vegetable matter deep fried [Drive-Thru]

[Photo: Media Bistro. The ‘TM’ is tacky]


Blog Reviews: Week Of The Olympics Decision