Well, it’s that time of year again! The vernal equinox just occured, and the world’s non-equitorial religions are in full celebration mode. Passover starts at sundown tonight, which is at 7:16pm. Will you be at a seder with your friends and loved ones? Utterly disinterested because you’re not Jewish? Utterly disinterested because you are Jewish? Let’s say that you belong to the elusive fourth category; you’d love some seder grub, but you’re home alone, you didn’t order catering, and you’re sure as hell not going to cook, no matter what the Tribune tells you. A less depressing alternative: you can see yourself having a hankering for kugel some time later this week. Either way, you’re going to need a restaurant that can whip up some classics without requiring much advance warning. We did a bit of research and turned up a few options:
You can really get your feast on at The Bagel, which is offering a full Passover spread tonight and tomorrow night. Seatings at 5pm and 7:30pm tonight, and at 5:30pm tomorrow night. [3107 N Broadway St, 773-477-0300]
Hot Chocolate, although closed today, will be serving up a Passover-friendly menu of chicken matzah ball soup, brisket, and flourless chocolate cake for the rest of the week. [1747 N Damen Ave, 773-489-1747]
In a somewhat less formalized fashion, Manny’s and
Eleven City are two places where the word “pesadic” will not be met with cold, dead stares. Call ahead and ask what’s cooking. And don’t worry; you, too, will make it through the desert…to dessert!