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    Post #1 - May 23rd, 2019, 2:02 pm
    Post #1 - May 23rd, 2019, 2:02 pm Post #1 - May 23rd, 2019, 2:02 pm
    Expanding quickly (just opened their 5th outpost) - must be good, right?

    Tried the newest at the river/Randolph and was less than impressed. Had the grilled shrimp (6 small, seemed boiled?) over the 1/2 veggies 1/2 grains. Maybe had 1 Brussels sprout total (shaved) and a bunch of broccoli stems joining way too many green beans. The grain mix was ok. Dressing choices (4) were never presented at ordering (nothing on their order card) and a small sign buried by the register with the list was rudely pointed out when I asked as I got my food. Asking for a taste of 2 was like asking for a free meal. Maybe they're too new to have it running on more than a couple cylinders.

    Would love it to be good (proximity eating) - maybe there's a dish or two that people really like and we'll give it another shot. Please don't rec the 'St Peter's fish' catch of the day (aka tilapia)....
  • Post #2 - May 28th, 2019, 3:31 pm
    Post #2 - May 28th, 2019, 3:31 pm Post #2 - May 28th, 2019, 3:31 pm
    That's too bad to hear. You must mean the Riverside location (Randolph and Riverside), not the Randolph St (at Columbus) location. I work next door to that one and have been going there for at least 3 years. I like the grain bowls (with baby spinach) with usually grilled salmon on top. I totally recognize that their truffle parmesan tots are made with gimmicky "truffle oil" but despite that the parmesan tots are an ok indulgence with usually a good amount of parmesan on top.

    The salmon/grain bowl is a smaller portion for $11, but I appreciate that it's made fresh and a relatively healthy lunch nearby my office. They also typically have some infused water.

    This location has their dressings available for any guest to go help themselves - and I like their housemade choices.
  • Post #3 - November 22nd, 2019, 2:13 pm
    Post #3 - November 22nd, 2019, 2:13 pm Post #3 - November 22nd, 2019, 2:13 pm
    There is a location now open at the Sears/Willis Tower. Bustling place at 12:45 on a Friday afternoon. I had the greens and grains box with spicy cauliflower with a side of buffalo bleu tots. I would have liked more buffalo and bleu with the tots, but they scratched the itch. I thought the box had a decent variety of nicely prepared vegetables and was healthy and filling. Should have gotten some of "boss sauce" though.

    As a side note, I had placed an order through Ritual for pick-up. (Ritual is an app where you can order ahead at participating restaurants.) I stood there for several minutes waiting for my order that was allegedly ready. Turns out they had lost the ticket so the order was sitting in a different location. I regret not asking for a fresh meal but I was hungry. The staff was apologetic and I got a few extra points in my Ritual account after commenting on the experience.