We were sort of surprised to see reviews for Crust and Vella Cafe in this week’s Time Out, because…we would have thought they would have shown up a long time ago. Not that TOC isn’t totally on top of the latest hot restaurants, but maybe we’re just so jaded and forgetful that we can’t tell one Crust or Vella article from another. That’s because we’ve processed thousands of them. Including our own. But let’s say these new ones are the final words on the subjects, shall we? It’s time to move on. Heather Shouse likes Vella in practice as much as she did in theory, and David Tamarkin concludes that Crust doesn’t rise above the facticity of its organicness (which isn’t to say the food isn’t good, because it is).
In a much more compelling feature, the two writers team up to deliver a rundown of the best dishes in the ‘burbs. Should you wish to get off your fat, lazy ass, now you know where to go and what to eat! And you get to keep being lazy, albeit intellectually.
For some reason, three bakeries opened in Wicker Park within a few blocks of each other. Quentin Tarantino can make the movie, and there will be blood-flecked flour everywhere! But it will be organic.