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Week #907: The Northman

Posted by Matt P. on 08.15.17 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Jon M.

Delicious cider bar. Hype has died down- but if we end up being a large group, the earlier the better. If you’d like to go, just let me know by noon Thursday. Thank you.

Restaurant Club: The Northman
Date: Friday, August 18th @ 6:15pm (although I’m open to fine-tuning that start time, and can be there by 6)
Where: 4337 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60618 (Map)
Contact: 773-935-2255
Cuisine: Bar food, influenced by the cuisines of Northern France and Southern England.
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: Full Bar
Reviews: Yelp (4.5 Stars, 144 Reviews)
Takes Reservations: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Good for Groups: Not really but we’ll make it work
Parking: Street
Public T: 2 blocks west of Montrose Brown Line Stop
Gender Neutral Restrooms: Yes

The Northman

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Week #906: Paulie Gee’s Logan Square

Posted by Matt P. on 08.10.17 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Matt P.

Restaurant Club: Paulie Gee’s Logan Square
Date: Friday, August 11th @ 6:30pm (although I’m flexible if others are)
Where: 2451 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 (Map)
Contact: 773-360-1072 // www.pauliegee.com/logan-square
Cuisine: Pizza / Vegan
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: Full Bar
Reviews: Yelp (4 Stars, 132 Reviews)
Takes Reservations: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Good for Groups: Yes
Public Transportation: Located halfway between the California and Logan Square stops on the Blue Line

Sorry for the delay, but my excuse is that I’m covering for someone else. And although I realize that a pizzeria was just chosen last week, most of us weren’t able to attend. Plus I’ve heard nice things about this place, the original location of which is in Brooklyn. It’s also kid-friendly and although they don’t take reservations, I can’t find much evidence of long waits to be seated. But I’ll go over there a little early to make sure we’ll be OK. I’m up for Drunk Club too, but don’t have time to pick a spot just yet. But those of us attending can talk about that just beforehand. If you’d like to go, just let me know by 5pm tomorrow. Thanks!

Paulie Gees

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Week #905: Easy Street Pizza & Beer Garden

Posted by Matt P. on 08.02.17 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Matt E.

Restaurant Club: Easy Street Pizza & Beer Garden
Date: Friday, August 4th @ 6:30pm
Where: 3750 N. Central Ave., Chicago, IL 60634 (Map)
Contact: www.easystreetpizzachicago.com // 312-377-9950
Cuisine: Pizza! and other stuff
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: Full Bar
Good for Kids: Yes
Reviews: Yelp (4.5 Stars, 45 Reviews)

Do you love pizza and beer, and tolerate gardens? I do so join me at this new Portage Park spot.

Please let me know by Friday morning if you can attend.

Easy Street Pizza & Beer Garden

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Week #904: Ramen-san

Posted by Matt P. on 07.27.17 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Blake

Restaurant Club: Ramen-san
Date: Friday, July 28th @ 6pm
Where: 59 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60654 (Map)
Contact: www.ramensan.com // 312-377-9950
Cuisine: Ramen / Japanese
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: Full Bar
Good for Kids: No
Reviews: Yelp (3.5 Stars, 1083 Reviews)

We haven’t gone for ramen often, and it looks like this place hasn’t been picked. Please let me know if you can go by Thursday evening.

Ramen-san

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Week #903: Zia’s Trattoria

Posted by Matt P. on 07.20.17 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Erin

Restaurant Club: Zia’s Trattoria
Date: Friday, July 21st @ 6pm
Where: 6699 N. Northwest Hwy., Chicago, IL 60631 (Map)
Contact: www.ziaschicago.com // 773-775-0808
Cuisine: Italian
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: Full Bar
Good for Kids: Yes
Reviews: Yelp (4.5 Stars, 283 Reviews)

Ok, turns out my pick was chosen in March of this past year– obviously I didn’t make it to that one!

So let’s try again:

When I think of what type of cuisine I want to go out for, I rarely think of Italian– it seems so ordinary somehow compared to all the other options. But that means I can’t think of the last time I’ve had really awesome Italian food anywhere other than Maggiano’s! (Which is fabulous and makes for the best leftovers ever.)

So join me at an Edison Park institution for some delicious, kid-friendly Italian food with a name that makes you want to just say it in a fake Italian accent.

I’ll make a reservation, so please let me know if you can join me by Friday at 12 pm.

-Erin U.

Zia's Trattoria

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