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Week #954: 3 Squares Diner

Posted by Matt P. on 07.10.18 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Bruno

Restaurant Club: 3 Squares Diner
Date: Friday, July 13th @ 6:15pm
Where: 1020 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL 60640 (Map)
Contact: 773-293-6158 //
Cuisine: Diner / American Contemporary
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Reviews: Yelp (4.5 Stars, 22 Reviews)

Michelin-Approved Brunch and More Coming to New Uptown Diner on Friday

This one goes out to the people who like to be the first to try a restaurant. 3 Squares opened in Uptown a month ago yesterday (so hopefully it’ll have worked out the first month jitters by the time we’re there) and if it’s anything like Jam it’ll be all kinds of delicious. Unlike Jam, though, it’s much more than just a breakfast place, and the menu is simple but promising.

RSVP by Friday at noon.

3 Squares Diner

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Week #953: Chicago Taco Authority

Posted by Matt P. on 07.05.18 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Matt E.

Restaurant Club: CTA (Chicago Taco Authority)
Date: Friday, July 6th @ 6:15pm (ish)
Where: 4219 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60641 (Map)
Contact: 773-282-8226 // Facebook
Cuisine: Tacos
Price Range: $
Alcohol: No
Takes Reservations: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Parking: Paid street parking, Blue Line Irving Park, Metra Northwest Line
Reviews: Yelp (4.5 Stars, 108 Reviews)

Come celebrate Independence Day with that most American of foods – tacos!

This place was previously picked by Chris but they ended up across the street at Eris instead, so let’s give it another try.

Chicago Taco Authority

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Week #952: Chubby Wieners

Posted by Matt P. on 06.27.18 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Alex M.

Restaurant Club: Chubby Wieners
Date: Friday, June 29th @ 6:30pm
Where: 4652 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60625 (Map)
Contact: 773-769-1394 // (requires Flash wtf?)
Cuisine: ‘merican / Hot Dogs / Burgers
Price Range: $
Alcohol: No
Accepts Bitcoin: No
Reviews: Yelp (4 Stars, 184 Reviews)
Because you can never have too much Mexican food …

You may or may not have heard the good news: Julie and I are moving in together. With said good news comes all of the frenzy of consolidating two apartments and doing our best to make sure we get our respective security deposits back. Come meet us for hot dogs this Friday (6/29) at 6:30p before Julie and I finish removing shelves and spackling walls.

Chubby Wieners

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Week #951: Lonesome Rose

Posted by Matt P. on 06.20.18 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Drew

Restaurant Club: Lonesome Rose
Date: Friday, June 22nd @ 6:30pm
Where: 2101 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 (Map)
Contact: 773-770-3414 //
Cuisine: Mexican / Tex-Mex
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: Full Bar
Has pool table: No
Reviews: Yelp (4 Stars, 123 Reviews)
Because you can never have too much Mexican food …

Please join me and Nina for RC this Friday at Lonesome Rose.

This is a Land and Sea Dept. joint (Longman & Eagle, Lost Lake, Milk Room), so of promising pedigree. And it’s regional focus is more on the Tex-Mex side, which appeals to my “tay-has” roots…

As an added bonus, there’s a “hauntingly beautiful,” speakeasy-like bar beneath the restaurant called Golden Teardrops, which sounds rather enticing.

No reservations taken here, but the friendly person I spoke with over the phone yesterday said we’d likely be safe around the 6:30pm hour (we’ll try to get there a little early to put our name in).

Let me know by noon on Friday if you can make it!


Lonesome Rose

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Week #950: El Santo Taqueria

Posted by Matt P. on 06.13.18 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Jeremy

Restaurant Club: El Santo Taqueria
Date: Friday, June 15th @ 6pm
Where: 3352 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, IL 60625 (Map)
Contact: 773-649-3114 //
Cuisine: Mexican
Price Range: $
Alcohol: BYOB
Good for Kids: Yes
Reviews: Yelp (4.5 Stars, 20 Reviews)

10 different tacos and 4 flavors of Horchata. I can’t do this alone, RC’ers, so put on your taco pants and order up! This week we combine the fun worlds of restaurant club and bottle sharing as our beer tasting group holds it’s next share, so there will be plenty of awesome suds to enjoy as well. Please let me know by noon on Thursday if you can join.

Mother El Santo Taqueria

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