Blog Reviews: Week Of Obama-Rama!

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

• For a chain restaurant (albeit one with only three locations), Adobo Grill does a fairly good job with its cut-above-the-standard Mexican cuisine [Chicago Foodies]

• Everyone’s all over Bleeding Heart Bakery this week, on the heels of the sudden closure of Painted Lady, its sister cafe. Bleeding Heart has put out its Valentine’s Day cupcake list, whose ingredients include balsamic vinegar and bacon. Yes! Plus, they’ve Flickr’d the lot of ‘em for your viewing pleasure [TOC Blog, Chicagoist, Hungry Magazine]

• Jerk chicken sandwich, plantains and beer all come recommended at Edgewater Lounge, which has an outdoor seating area for the warmer months [Drive-Thru]

• Ever-busy Golden Rise Bakery & Cafe in Logan Square churns out delicious sandwiches in addition to their inexpensive breads and pastries [Drive-Thru]

• As many have sadly announced, Kevin will be closing at the end of the month. Alas! But the Shikami brothers’ other restaurant, Shikago, lives valiantly on [Food Chain]

• So far, people seem to be really liking Mexcian newcomer La Cocina de Frida; when the full menu becomes available, it’ll be a real hot draw [The Stew]

• Bridget & Tammy head to Lumes Pancake House in Beverly, devour their orchard peach crepes, and give the restaurant a 19/20! [Chicago Bites]

• Bridget & Tammy are less enamored with Lakeview Peruvian Machu Picchu, which has huge portions of middling food and mediocre service (9/20) [Chicago Bites]

• Millennium Park restaurant Park Grill is in bed with some sketchy people (including Daley!), allowing them to not pay taxes or garbage collection fees, but still keep all the profits. Slick! [Chicagoist]

• Breakfast is now available at Sixteen! The eggs were good if not relevatory; at this early stage, you’re paying for the view and the cachet [Chicago Magazine]

• Is the best fake meat around found in Soul Vegetarian East’s BBQ Twist sandwich? Stranger things have happened [Chicagoist]

• South Indian food is hard to find in Chicago, but luckily, the accessible Udupi Palace does a good job with its vegetarian thalis and whatnot [Drive-Thru]

• Echoing previous reviews, the new Uncommon Ground in Edgewater has a lovely atmosphere for dining and conversation, as long as you don’t mind the uninspiring food coming out of the kitchen [Drive-Thru]

[Photo: and he smiles in the corner (San Francisco Sentinel)]

p.s. Drive-Thru’s site design? Certainly looks pretty, but it’s hard to get a post’s permalink…


Blog Reviews: Week Of Obama-Rama!