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Week #920: CAFE MARBELLA

Posted by Matt P. on 11.16.17 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Melissa E.

Restaurant Club: Cafe Marbella
Date: Friday, November 17th @ 6:30pm
Where: 5527 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60630 (Map)
Contact: www.cafemarbellatapas.com/ // 773-853-0128
Cuisine: Spanish / Tapas
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: BYOB
Reviews: Yelp (4 Stars, 244 Reviews)
Takes Reservations: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Parking: Street

Apologies for the late send – if you make it tomorrow we will tell you all about it our week!

Anyhow, this restaurant was chosen in 2009 but is a great far northside gem serving traditional tapas since at least 2009.

Let me know by tonight if you can make it so I can ensure a reservation!

Half Acre Balmoral Taproom

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Week #919: Half Acre Balmoral Taproom & Garden

Posted by Matt P. on 11.09.17 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Matt P.

Restaurant Club: Half Acre Balmoral Taproom & Garden
Date: Friday, November 10th @ 6pm (although I’m flexible if others are)
Where: 2050 W. Balmoral Ave., Chicago, IL 60625 (Map)
Contact: 773-754-8488 // www.halfacrebeer.com/balmoral-taproom
Cuisine: American Contemporary / European / Beer
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: Beer
Reviews: Yelp (4.5 Stars, 13 Reviews)
Takes Reservations: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Good for Kids: Good enough
Parking: Street / Private Lot (one block north on Rascher Ave.)

Hi everyone –

I can’t believe I haven’t been over to check out HA’s new taproom. So let’s do that on Friday, shall we? I have it on good authority that the food is tasty. And they’ve got lots more beer offerings than their original location. They don’t take reservations, but I’ll go straight from work – probably arriving around 5:30 – in order to hold a quick Drunk Club and work at securing a table. I’ve currently got the start time set for 6pm, but I’m totally flexible on that if later is better for anyone. If you’d like to join me, pleaee let me know by 5pm on Friday. Thanks!

P.S. From their site: “Our Tap Room is located at our Balmoral brewery, at 2050 W. Balmoral Ave. Please note, the entrance to our tap room is through our parking lot, on Rascher Ave. (one block north).”

Half Acre Balmoral Taproom

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Week #918: Alulu Brewpub

Posted by Matt P. on 11.09.17 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Ryan D.

Restaurant Club: Alulu Brewpub
Date: Friday, November 3rd @ 6pm
Where: 2011 S. Laflin St., Chicago, IL 60608 (Map)
Contact: 312-600-9865 // www.alulubrew.com
Cuisine: Pub Fare w/ Eastern European Influences / Beer
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: Duh
Takes Reservations: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Probably
Good for Kids: ??????
Reviews: Yelp (4 stars, 37 reviews)

Hi,

For Restaurant Club this week, I am picking Alulu Brewpub in Pilsen. I have been wanting to try it for a while, but because I haven’t been, I don’t know too much about the place. They don’t appear to take reservations, so we should be prepared to split up if the group gets too big. Either way, please RSVP by 5pm on Thursday, and I’ll try to make reservations.

Alulu Brewpub

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Week #917: Potsticker House

Posted by Matt P. on 11.09.17 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Renee

Restaurant Club: Potsticker House
Date: Friday, October 27th @ 6pm
Where: 3139 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60608 (Map)
Contact: 312-326-6898 // www.potstickerhouse.com
Cuisine: Chinese
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: No
Takes Reservations: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Good for Kids: Probably not
Reviews: Yelp (3.5 stars, 385 reviews)

Hey all –

So I am picking Ed’s Potsticker House in Bridgeport. Never been, but the reviews sound good.

Please rsvp by noon on Thursday.

Potsticker House

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Week #916: The Garage Bar & Sandwiches

Posted by Matt P. on 11.09.17 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Ryan T.

Restaurant Club: The Garage Bar & Sandwiches
Date: Friday October 20th @ 6pm **Please note the early start time**
Where: 6154 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60046 (Map)
Contact: 773-647-1386 // www.thegaragechicago.com // Facebook
Cuisine: American Contemporary / Sandwiches / Bar Food (Menu)
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Good for Kids: Mixed signals
Reviews: Yelp (4 stars, 285 reviews)

Well, it looks like summer isn’t going away so let’s find a good beer garden and enjoy it while we can shall we? No idea if this has been chosen before (RC server is down at this moment), but I’ve never been and after running into the owners a few months back I’ve been meaning to get over there to check the place out, particularly their back patio area. I’ll have the little one with me so we’re going to shoot for a 6pm start. Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP by Friday at 4:00pm.

The Garage

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