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Week #968: The Crab Pad

Posted by Matt P. on 10.17.18 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Matt P.

Restaurant Club: The Crab Pad
Date: Friday, October 19th @ 6pm
Where: 2529 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 (Map)
Contact: 773-360-8332 //
Cuisine: Seafood / Cajun / Creole (menu)
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: BYOB
Good for Kids: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Transportation: Blue Line (Logan Square stop)
Parking: Street
Reviews: Yelp (4.5 Stars, 365 Reviews)

Yo yo yo –

First off, I’m pleased to report that the R.C. website is back online and 100% up-to-date!

As for this week’s R.C., let’s check out the Crab Pad, which is – as far as I can tell – super similar to other BYOB seafood boil spots like the Angry Crab, except that it a) takes reservations, b) is big on garlic noodles and c) serves fancy popsicles that you top / drizzle yo’ damn self. Sounds good to me. I’ve already made a reservation, but please RSVP by noon on Friday since I’ll presumably need to adjust it. Thanks and I hope you can join us!

The Crab Pad

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Week #967: Sunset Pho Caffe

Posted by Matt P. on 10.12.18 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Pfeffer

Restaurant Club: Sunset Pho Caffe
Date: Friday, October 12th @ 6:30pm
Where: 5726 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60659 (Map)
Contact: 773-275-2327 //
Cuisine: Vietnamese / Croatian / Seafood
Price Range: $$
Reviews: Yelp (4.5 Stars, 175 Reviews)

I’ve been wanting to try this place since they were on Check Please!

Who among you can resist the chance to try Vietnamese and Croatian fare combined?

Please let me know if you can make it by 5 pm on Thursday…I’ll plan for a 6:30 start on Friday unless there’s feedback otherwise.

Hope to see you there!

Sunset Pho Caffe

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Week #966: Edelweiss

Posted by Matt P. on 10.12.18 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Melissa E.

Restaurant Club: Edelweiss
Date: Friday, October 5th @ 6:15pm
Where: 7650 W. Irving Park Rd., Norridge, IL 60706
Contact: 708-452-6040 //
Cuisine: German / American Traditional
Price Range: $$
Reviews: Yelp (4 Stars, 236 Reviews)

Nothing is more exciting for a pregnant lady than Oktoberfest so come join me for delicious Deutsch food, steins of bier and my favorite Sound of Music song.

I’ve made 2 reservations for 4 so hopefully if we have 4+ we can get the group seated together! Let me know by Friday morning if you’re in.


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Week #965: CoCo Vietnamese Sandwiches & Pho

Posted by Matt P. on 10.12.18 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Matt L.

Restaurant Club: CoCo Vietnamese Sandwiches & Pho
Date: Friday, September 28, 2018 @ 6pm
Where: 1613 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Contact: 773-516-4760 //
Cuisine: Vietnamese / Sandwiches
Price Range: $
Reviews: Yelp (4.5 Stars, 126 Reviews)

Admittedly, this is just a pho and bánh mì place. But I consider my pho place. The food is both tasty and inexpensive. Also, it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump from Hopleaf, so we could go there for a drink afterwards.

I’m putting the time as 6:00, but if anyone actually RSVPs and would rather go a little earlier or later, that’s cool too.


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Week #964: Joong Boo Snack Corner

Posted by Matt P. on 10.12.18 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Alex M.

Restaurant Club: Joong Boo Snack Corner
Date: Friday, September 21st @ 6:30pm
Where: 3333 N. Kimball Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
Contact: 773-478-5566 //
Cuisine: Korean
Price Range: $
Reviews: Yelp (4.0 Stars, 489 Reviews)

The RC website is down, so I’m following my heart and trusting that the legendary Joong Boo Market snack corner has not been selected yet for Restaurant Club. Funky kimchi, pillowy wang mandoo, what else could you ask for?


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