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Week #899: The Hopleaf Bar

Posted by Matt P. on 06.19.17 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Renee

Restaurant Club: The Hopleaf Bar
Date: Friday, June 23rd @ 6pm
Where: 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640 (Map)
Contact: 773-334-9851 // www.hopleaf.com
Cuisine: Gastropub
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: BYOB
Reviews: Yelp (4 Stars, 1,880 Reviews)
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Parking: Street
Noise Level: Casual
Good for Kids: No, kids are not allowed
Waiter Service: Yesers!

Hey all,
Ryan D (aka new ryan) and I traded RC dates. I’m picking Hopleaf as I really want their CB&J. Please RSVP by noon on Friday.

Hopleaf

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Week #898: Chai’s Asian Bistro

Posted by Matt P. on 06.14.17 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Ryan T.

Restaurant Club: Chai’s Asian Bistro
Date: Friday, June 16th @ 6pm
Where: 4748 W. Peterson Ave., Chicago, IL 60646 (Map)
Contact: 773-481-0008 // www.chaibistrochicago.com
Cuisine: Thai / Sushi
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: BYOB
Reviews: Yelp (4 Stars, 67 Reviews)
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Parking: Street
Noise Level: Casual
Good for Kids: Yes
Waiter Service: Yes

Nothing cools you off quite like a steaming hot bowl of Thai curry, am I right? Join me for our almost-900th RC with this BYOB spot just off the highway in Sauganash that I’ve never been to, but seems to get a thumbs up from the surrounding community. I’ve made an ambitious reservation for 10 so please let me know Friday by 1pm if you’ll be able to make it or not.

I’ll also be bringing a few beers as well so feel free to mooch off me as needed. See you all there, cheers!

Chai's Asian Bistro

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Week #897: Wyler Road

Posted by Matt P. on 06.07.17 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Sam O.

Restaurant Club: Wyler Road
Date: Friday, June 9th @ 6:30pm
Where: 3581 W. Belden Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 (Map)
Contact: 773-661-0675 // www.wylerroad.com
Cuisine: Sandwiches
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: Full Bar
Reviews: Yelp (4 Stars, 140 Reviews)
Good for Kids: Yes

Casual neighborhood spot for beer and food in Logan Square.

Creative sandwiches, draft cocktails, beer & boozy milkshakes offered in modern, airy digs.

They don’t take reservations, so I plan to arrive by 6pm to try for having a table for your 6:30 arrival (feel free to join me early). I’m shooting for a patio spot if weather permits. I might start with a boozy milkshake. Dessert first, I always say.

Please RSVP for Sam’s last time hosting RC. Moving to Boston for a new job ya’ll!

Wyler Road

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Week #896: Lillie’s Q

Posted by Matt P. on 05.31.17 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: John C.

Restaurant Club: Lillie’s Q
Date: Friday, June 2nd @ 7pm
Where: 1856 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622 (Map)
Contact: 773-772-5500 // www.lilliesq.com/welcome.php
Cuisine: BBQ / Southern
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: Full Bar
Reviews: Yelp (3.5 Stars, 921 Reviews)

I wasn’t in attendance when Seamus picked this place in 2010 for RC 554, but I went there a couple of years later, and now I regularly dream about their BBQ sauce. So I’d say it’s time for a re-visit.

Please RSVP by Thursday at noon.

Lillie's Q

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Week #895: Half Acre Tap Room

Posted by Matt P. on 05.25.17 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Renee

Restaurant Club: Half Acre Tap Room
Date: Friday, May 26th @ 5pm (Please note the early start time!)
Where: 4255 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60618 (Map)
Contact: 773-248-4038 // www.halfacrebeer.com/taproom-food/
Cuisine: Gastropub
Price Range: $-$$
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
Reviews: Yelp (4.5 Stars, 239 Reviews)
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Parking: Street
Good for Kids: No
Takes Reservations: No

Please note the early start time (sometimes this place gets packed, and the earlier time will make it easier to eat/etc). Also please rsvp by noon on Thursday.

Why: It is Alex M’s turn to pick, but he works Friday. Since he is Truman’s BFF, I agreed to take his pick. I have gone here 5 times in the last 3 weeks – I love their food.

Half Acre

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