Last week Kovas and I had the pleasure of dining at People Tapas Lounge, a Spanish restaurant and world music lounge located in the heart of the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago.
There was not a single misstep during our dinner. Food was outstanding and varied, wines far-ranging and tasty, service and decor spot-on. For a casual dinner, especially in a larger group, you can't go wrong with tapas, and People Lounge is a great option in Chicago -- I could definitely see us dropping in with friends if we lived in the neighborhood!
Great food, wine and atmosphere - check out Kovas' full review at 50 States of Wine!
This week we dined at Fogo de Chão (fo-go dèe shoun), an authentic Brazilian steakhouse in Chicago. I enjoyed the delectable fire roasted meats which included Picanha, Filet Mignon, Beef Ancho, Alcatra, Fraldinha, Costela, De Porco, and Lombo, brought to our table, sliced, and served by their gaucho chefs. For non-carnivores such as Kovas there's the new Fresh Grilled Mozzarella Cheese, which was flat out delicious! Limitless service of pão de queijo (warm cheese bread), crispy hot polenta, garlic mashed potatoes and caramelized bananas are included with the meal. Also included is an extensive salad bar which has over 30 items: gourmet salads, fresh vegetables, imported cheeses, artisan breads, cured meats and more.
Service is above and beyond, with a seemingly endless parade of servers bringing meat, refreshing side dishes, pouring wine and water, and generally making sure the experience is as perfect as can be. Fogo de Chão is obviously aimed at carnivores, but don't overlook it when dining with the plant-based set; plenty of non-meat options means that everyone can dine happy (50 States of Wine).
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