Blog Reviews: First Week Of 2008

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

There hasn’t been a Monday for a while, so we haven’t done a blog reviews features in several cycles. We’ve decided to cut out losses and only look at reviews from this year (with a few exceptions). Enjoy!

• Who could object to decent Indian food in Lincoln Park? No one, that’s who. And Hema’s Kitchen is even BYOB! [Chicago Foodies]

• What’s twice as hot as a habanero and sixty times hotter than a jalapeno? Red Savina pepper, which will be coating wings at Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap for the foreseeable future. Go test your mettle! [Chicagoist]

• Brunch is not the only meal at Magnolia Cafe, you know - their comfort new American cuisine is just as lively after dark [Chicago Foodies]

• If you’re in Old Town and you like Middle East food (if you don’t, you’re a bad person), check out Old Jerusalem and their smoky baba ganouj [Drive-Thru]

• On your way to and from Kuma’s, perhaps you have time for a shake at Salt & Pepper Diner. Preferably vanilla. [Chicago Burger Project]

• At 24 hour White Palace Grill, you could do worse than getting a simple, classic, open-faced tuna melt [Chicagoist]

Finally, take note of Bridget and Tammy’s 2008 dining plans at Chicago Bites. Sounds like a good roster, ladies!

[Photo: Polar Bear Plunge 2008. Holy Frijoles! (MarkWard/flickr)]


Blog Reviews: First Week Of 2008