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    Post #1 - May 5th, 2019, 10:13 am
    Post #1 - May 5th, 2019, 10:13 am Post #1 - May 5th, 2019, 10:13 am
    i don't see a thread about this hidden (in plain sight) gem, so here's the beginning of it. this building overlooking the river at the cortland bridge used to be joe's fisheries. it now has a spic and span white and blue interior which lots of windows and a mild nautical theme.
    several people have posted in 'best thing i've eaten lately' thread about the japanese pancake (okonomyaki) served here. and i'm onboard with that. unlike others i've had, it doesn't have seafood in it, except for the bonito flakes that very creepily dance and flutter across the pancake as it makes it's way to your mouth... i also love the goat cheese and tender leek dip and the cubano. the cubano has large, tender chunks of pork that fall out the sides of the pressed sandwich and i ate it very slowly as i didn't want my pleasure to end.
    i also love this place for the serenity and sunshine (on a sunny day, obviously) during the day. it could use some more daytime eaters, it seems to me. they also offer happy hour and a dinner menu which i've yet to try. i've heard great things about their handcut french fries....just sayin'. this place is owned by christine mccabe, who has worked everywhere from charlie trotter's to glazed and infused.

    1438 W. Cortland Ave., Chicago, IL 60642
    (773) 698-7739
  • Post #2 - May 6th, 2019, 4:17 pm
    Post #2 - May 6th, 2019, 4:17 pm Post #2 - May 6th, 2019, 4:17 pm
    Have enjoyed the okonomyaki and the baat sandwich (bacon, avo, arugula, roasted tomato jam on ciabatta) a few times @ brunch. Need to get there for dinner.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #3 - May 12th, 2019, 1:49 pm
    Post #3 - May 12th, 2019, 1:49 pm Post #3 - May 12th, 2019, 1:49 pm
    Quick Dirk's Fish stop at open for Mother's day lobsters then a delightful impromptu brunch at Interurban Boathouse. Much vaunted house-made pop tarts terrific, Ellen enjoyed her pork hash and fish & chips were moist, crunchy and delicate from rice flour.

    Special menu for Mother's Day, no okonomiyaki. They barely fit us in without a reservation, well worth a visit okonomiyaki or not.

    InterUB2.jpg Fish & Chips

    InterUB3.jpg Pork Hash

    InterUB5.jpg Pop Tart

    Interurban Boathouse, count me a Fan!
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow