Blog Reviews: Week Of Top Chef Chicago Premiere, And Surrounding Hoopla

• New stylish froyo spot Berry Chill fulfills the promise of healthy, chilly tang, but wow is it pricy! [The Stew]

• There’s no dedicated vegan menu at Cafe Ballou, but they will gladly cobble something together from their dishes’ non-animal components [Drive-Thru]

• You can never have too many family-run rotisserie chicken places like Chato’s Chicken & Mashed in University Village [Hungry]

• Mostly a fried chicken spot, Feed will also do a burger. Stick with what they know, though [Chicago Burger Project]

• For the new Seuss movie, IHOP is using spinach to create the “green eggs and ham” look. This excited Monica Eng for some reason. Oh, maybe because her kids ate free as part of the promotion. Yes, free! [The Stew]

• Gimmicky late-night hot dog dispenser Rockstar Dogs finally opens in Ukie Village, stripper pole and all, but the kitschy themes don’t make up for the lackluster franks [Hungry]

• New Bronzeville restaurant, revealingly named Rosscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, drawing huge crowds to a rocky start [The Stew, Hungry]

• In addition to the rest of the Vietnamese repetoire, Tank Noodles also makes a decent banh mi. It is worth reading through the angry and then conciliatory comments on the original post [Chicagoist]

[Photo: Stephane Izard’s winning duck dish, Bravo Recipes]

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Blog Reviews: Week Of Top Chef Chicago Premiere, And Surrounding Hoopla