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Week #998: Quiote

Posted by Matt P. on 05.17.19 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Erin

Restaurant Club: Quiote
When: Friday, May 17th @ 7:30pm
Where: 2456 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 (map)
Contact: 312-878-8571 // www.quiotechicago.com
Cuisine: Mexican
Price Range: $$
Reviews: Yelp (4 Stars, 243 Reviews)
Alcohol: Full Bar / Underground Mezcaleria
Good for Kids: Probably Not— leaving ours at home

Hello-

In our house, May is birthday month — Ryan’s birthday was May 4th, Sawyer’s was the 12th and mine is the 23rd (our 2nd child didn’t get the memo and was born in August). With so many birthdays packed into one month (plus Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Cinco de Mayo) it gets tough to find time to celebrate our birthdays, so Ryan and I will be using my RC pick this Friday as a chance to celebrate by leaving our kids at home, eating some Bib-Gourmand-recognized Mexican food and drinking some mezcal. After dinner we can head downstairs to the underground mezcaleria in the basement for some additional libations.

Who would like to join us? Please let me know by Friday at 10 AM — I have a reservation for 6 and can adjust up or down as needed.

Quiote

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Week #997: Izakaya Mita

Posted by Matt P. on 05.06.19 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Renee

Restaurant Club: Izakaya Mita
When: Friday, May 10th @ 7pm
Where: 1960 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 (map)
Contact: 773-799-8677 // www.izakayamita.com
Cuisine: Japanese / Ramen
Price Range: $$
Reviews: Yelp (4 Stars, 219 Reviews) // Chicago Reader
Alcohol: Yes
Good for Kids: No idea
Bitcoin: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Transportation: Blue Line – Western
Parking: Street
Dogs: No

This is one of Jay’s favorite restaurants and he didn’t want me to pick Half Acre again, so here we are.

RSVP by noon on Thursday.

Izakaya Mita

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Week #996: ¡Qué Onda!

Posted by Matt P. on 05.06.19 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Matt E.

Restaurant Club: ¡Qué Onda!
When: Friday, May 3rd @ 6:15pm
Where: 6701 N. Northwest Hwy., Chicago, IL 60631 (Map)
Contact: (773) 824-4000 // www.queondaedisonpark.com
Cuisine: Nuevo Latino / Tacos
Price Range: $$
Reviews: Yelp (4 Stars, 16 Reviews)

Hi Folks,

Sorry for the late send. It’s (almost) Cinco de Mayo so let’s try this newish taco joint in Edison Park.

No reservations so we’re shooting for 6:15. Please let me know if you can make it.

Que Onda

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Week #995: Dancen

Posted by Matt P. on 04.24.19 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Renee

Restaurant Club: Dancen
When: Friday, April 26th @ 7pm
Where: 5114 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60625 (Map)
Contact: (773) 878-2400
Cuisine: Korean Bar Food
Price Range: $$
Alcohol: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Bitcoin: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes – but only 2 per table
Transportation: Brown line – Western
Parking: Street
Dogs: No
Reviews: Yelp (4 Stars, 153 Reviews) // Thrillist

I couldn’t decide between Dancen or Olive Garden, but then I decided that OG is too far away. (Realize now it was picked by Jon M in 2013, but still going for it)

*Might have drunk club at my place if people want

RSVP by noon on Thursday.
Reservations not avail, so we might have a bit of a wait.

Dancen
Photo by Logan Javage

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Week #994: Lawrence Fish Market

Posted by Matt P. on 04.19.19 § Permalink | Comment?

Chooser: Alex M.

Restaurant Club: Lawrence Fish Market
When: Friday, April 19th @ 7pm
Where: 3318 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60659 (Map)
Contact: (773) 267-6838 // www.lawrencefish.com
Cuisine: Sushi / Seafood
Price Range: $
Reviews: Yelp (4.5 Stars, 784 Reviews)
Alcohol: Parking lot brown bag

It’s a happy coincidence I’ve been curious to check out the sushi at Lawrence Fish Market; I had forgotten it was Good Friday until Julie reminded me.

Sadly Lawrence Fish Market’s storefront suffered a fire back in February and they’ve temporarily set up shop in the Bryn Mawr Fresh Market which is the address I’ve listed below.

If that wasn’t already complicated enough: there isn’t a proper dining room. The plan is to place a group order and enjoy the spoils at our apartment in Logan Square. “Spoils” may not be the best word choice when talking about raw fish, but please RSVP by Friday at noon.

Lawrence Fish Market

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