Blog Reviews: The Week Of Transit Rollercoaster Pulling Back Into The Station

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

• Some of the old Berghoff charm remains at 17/West, which serves tasty German fare in addition to blandly conceived fusion food; problem is, it’s empty much of the time [Chicagoist]

• If you like veal kidneys (and if you don’t, you should), now would be a good time to head to Bistrot Zinc, where they’re served with mustard sauce over noodles [Chicago Foodies]

• Jumping onto the afternoon tea bandwagon, Chalkboard now offers the service on Saturday afternoons [Drive-Thru]

• Bridget and Tammy head to vegetarian stalwart Chicago Diner and find the food to be merely adequate (6/10) [Chicago Bites]

• Just because the giant soft pretzels at Laschet’s Inn come frozen from Germany doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have one, with mustard [Food Chain]

• Can the chicken foccacia sandwich from Miceli’s Deli change your life? Maybe not, but it will change your stomach [Chicagoist]

• It would be foolish to underestimate the charms of Le Lan; the French-Vietnamese fusion cuisine is at the top of its game [Chicago Foodies]

• Don’t try using your NPR discount card at La Tache on the weekends (because you very well may have!), but the French bistro fare is still quite tasty [Drive-Thru]

• While Smith & Wollensky may grill up a great steak, the bar burgers are weak - the buns are mealy, the condiments over-aired, and the fries barely warrant a mention [Chicago Burger Project]

• Could Thai Urban Kitchen please just settle on an identity already? Because no one will review it until it does [Food Chain]

[Photo: Blago on the take,via Dan Rutherford]

Blog Reviews: The Week Of Transit Rollercoaster Pulling Back Into The Station