I've been to the Cesar's that was on Clark many times, but this was the first time I've been to this one. I was expecting it to be the same, but it is much better. It's more intimate, and cuter, with smaller dining rooms on different levels.
Note that the online menus don't really reflect the current menu for food or drinks. It's not a problem, it's just different.
To start, the signature margarita was fantastic, with just the right balance of lime, tequila, and sweetness.
I never liked the nachos at the other Cesar's, so we tried the queso dip, and it was very good, even though it looked a bit like movie theater nacho cheese rather than true queso blanco.
But the show stopper was the Costillas en Salsa Verde, which was a half slab of baby back pork ribs simmered in green sauce and topped with onions. Wow! I'm originally from Southern California, and have had thousands of Mexican meals in hundreds of Mexican restaurants, and this is the single best thing I have ever had in any of them. Order it!
Cesar’s Killer Margaritas – Broadway 2924 N Broadway Chicago, IL 60657
Good Indian food in the Lakeview area. We ordered it delivered, so not the fairest comparison. The menu is extensive. Basically, if you've ever had it in an Indian restaurant, you can find it on the menu here!
We had the Aloo Gobi Masala and Vegetable Korma. Both were good.
They have both roasted and fried papadums, which makes for an interesting comparison.
Mild 2 Spicy 714 W Diversey Pkwy Chicago, IL 60614
It's been a few years since I tried Sushi-San, and on a cold winter day we weren't in the mood to go out, so we decided to order delivery, even though it's about 30 minutes away.
We were super impressed with the condition everything arrived in, thanks to wonderful packaging. Everything came in its own tray, soup was hot, sushi was not, and best of all was the deliver box, which looked like a 80s boom box!
We loved Carol Guytan's original one-star Michelin, Mexique, so I was hoping for similar finesse and subtlety at Tzuco. While Tzuco also thinks outside the regular Mexican restaurant box, it's not the same creative culinary experience. Admittedly, we wnet for bruch, which can always seem a bit pedestrian, but we avoided the traditional brunch dishes and concentrated on the more Mexican-influenced items.
The guacamole and ceviche we just okay, but the Mushroom Cazuela and Tsuco Shakshuka were both noteworthy. The various tacos (masa) were also okay. If I go back I would try the pibil and the chilaquiles.
The margaritas were very good. Ask for anejo tequila for some extra flavor. My favorite item was actually the Horchata Latte!
The highlight here is the very friendly service. Traditional savory or sweet crepes are cooked to order, in pronto time. My ham and chees crepe was amply filled, and the egg addition was perfectly cooked.
The Crepe Shop 2934 N Broadway St Chicago, IL 60657
Excellent quality fish is the highlight of this popular Broadway sushi bar. The maki is great, but it's plates like yellowtail Carpaccio and Tuna Tartare that really let the fish shine through.
Surpisingly, though, the very best thing we had came from the robata grill: two skewers each of chicken and shrimp. The proteins were great, but it was the bed of sauteed onions and jalapenos that really took this dish over the top.
Service was friendly, and it's BYOB.
Yellowtail Sushi Bar and Asian Kitchen 3136 N Broadway St Chicago, IL 60657