Review Revue: 11/13/2008

A much-belated Review Revue, encompassing the past couple of days! Wahoo!

• Alan Lake for Drive Thru really doesn’t likeEve, and he should know — he’s a chef.

• KingT goes in for the dry-aged burger at David Burke’s Primehouse, which is worth it when it’s on special for $5, not so much when full-priced at $15.

• Stacy at Chicago Foodies fails to understand why the menus at BRAVO! Cucina Italiana in Evanston advertise that they use Barilla pasta. That shiz is available at a Jewel-Osco new you — why pay for it at a restaurant?

• Mike Gebert continues his quest to find underreported culinary gems over at Sky Full of Bacon with a taco twofer: Taqueria LP Express and Kiki D’s. Good at the former, good (but existentially questioned) at the latter.

• Consumatron had a muffin, and that muffin was from LavAzza, and that muffin was a failure.

• Nagrant never sleeps; instead, he waxes nostalgic for Serious Eats about his Detroit childhood while visiting Steve’s Deli for some Vernors.

• Tweating Out is out to destroy us, with seven reviews from just today. One: Decent meal to be had at Thai Urban Kitchen.

Two: Eleven City Diner is worth the trip for some solid comfort food.

Three: Berry Chill is delicious.

Four: Hipster barbecue at Fat Willy’s Rib Shack. Better than it sounds.

Five: Hamburger Mary’s is “A TGIFridays for the LGTB crowd.” That is cracking us up.

Six: Unpretentious, alcoholic brunch at Caffe de Luca.

Seven: Your mind will be freaking blown by the food at Huaraches Dona Chio, which will make everything else you have ever eaten taste like crap in comparison.

Review Revue: 11/13/2008