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Week #972: Sweet Pepper Venezuelan Food Bar

Posted by Matt P. on 11.14.18 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Jeremy

Restaurant Club: Sweet Pepper Venezuelan Food Bar
Date: Friday, November 16th @ 6pm
Where: 2604 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL 60625 (Map)
Contact: 872-208-5665 // Facebook
Cuisine: Venezuelan
Price Range: $
Alcohol: No
Takes Reservations: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Parking: Street parking
Reviews: Yelp (4.5 Stars, 29 Reviews) // Chicago Reader

We had their pulled pork and chicken arepas last month, which were great, but they were out of the barbacoa. So of course we gotta complete the set!

No reservations, it’s an “order, grab, sit yourself and eat” kinda place. But let me know if you’re coming and we’ll save seats for you! Let me know by noon Friday.

Sweet Pepper

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Week #971: Bruna’s Ristorante

Posted by Matt P. on 11.14.18 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Bob

Restaurant Club: Bruna’s Ristorante
Date: Friday, November 9th @ 7pm (flexible if need be)
Where: 2424 S. Oakley Ave., Floor 1, Chicago, IL 60608 (Map)
Contact: 773-254-5550 // www.brunasristorante.com
Cuisine: Italian
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Good for Kids: Neutral
Parking: Paid street parking
Reviews: Yelp (4 Stars, 118 Reviews) // Chicago Reader

Fine Italain Cuisine Since 1933

Fredo ate there. So should you. Afterwards will likely to Whiner Brewery to visit Amanda’s sister and enjoy all they have there. I’ll take a by 2pm for reservations tomorrow, if you please. Thanks. Hope you are all well.

Bruna's Ristorante

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Week #970: Pearl’s Place

Posted by Matt P. on 10.29.18 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Renee

Restaurant Club: Pearl’s Place
Date: Friday, November 2nd @ 6pm
Where: 3901 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60653 (Map)
Contact: 877-275-5852 // www.pearlsplacerestaurant.com
Cuisine: Soul Food
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: Nope
Good for Kids: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Transportation: Green Line (Indiana stop)
Parking: Complimentary
Reviews: The Reader / Yelp (3.5 Stars, 333 Reviews)

With this weather and this world we deserve some comfort food, plus Alex M. says it is great.

If anyone is interested – after dinner on Friday I am going to this (close to Pearl’s Place).

RSVP by noon on Thursday.

Pearl's Place

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Week #969: Marz Community Taproom and Kitchen

Posted by Matt P. on 10.24.18 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Ryan D.

Restaurant Club: Marz Community Taproom and Kitchen
Date: Friday, October 26th @ 7pm
Where: 3630 S. Iron St., Chicago, IL 60609 (Map)
Contact: 773-579-1935 // www.marzbrewing.com
Cuisine: Sandwiches / Pub Fare
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: Craft Beer
Good for Kids: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Transportation: 35th and Iron stop from 35 bus. Closest trains are Ashland Orange Line (1.1 miles) or 35th St Red Line (1.7 miles).
Parking: Street
Reviews: Yelp (4 Stars, 44 Reviews)

Howdy RC,

I may be infamous for dragging everyone to the south side, but this week’s pick is no exception. I’ll plan on starting a little later so you northerners can at least partially avoid rush hour. They don’t take reservations, so please just RSVP sometime before Friday at noon, so I have an idea of what size table we need.

Marz

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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 // www.thecrabpad.com
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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