Just when you thought your head was going to explode if you had to read one more restaurant review, here’s five!
These first three are from today’s Reader:
• Spring World - Mike Sula was relieved that this Chinatown Yunnanese joint was just remodeling when its doors closed some weeks back. The place has a special menu that’s available in English on the Food Chain.
• King Tut - and then Mike went to King Tut, a new hookah place in Albany Park with high ceilings. The food is ambitious on paper but totally lacking in reality. Also, smoking dulls the palate.
• Pizzeria Via Stato - Kate Schmidt visits Rich Melman’s superfluous thin-crust pizza restaurant in River North. It doesn’t have anything to say that hasn’t been said earlier and better, which is a shame. On top of that, it’s pricey and the wine list is for hunger.
The last two belong to Pat Bruno:
• Ja’ Grill - Pat seems to enjoy reviewing this place, a Jamaican restaurant in Lincoln Park (the only Jamaican restaurant in Lincoln Park, we might add) that does a mean jerked catfish. If you like spicy, you’re in for a treat.