Not All "Fancy" Restaurants Are Worth Going To!
Yes, this does sound like a first world grievance. But just take a second and imagine this: you and your besties decided to treat yourselves with some delicious food after those seemly endless midterms that came one after another and for which you remained sleep-deprived for weeks. You know the feeling.
You hopped in an Uber after informing your roommate of your special dinner plan the whole day, and then found yourself at the entrance of the restaurant. Your expectation continued to build up as the server walked you to your reserved seats. Everything was perfect until you bite into the first appetizer. Of course, as a persistent person, you didn't lose hope. So you remained hopeful until the server brought up your dessert. No such luck.
To help you retain your faith in Chicago's culinary industry, here are a few places to avoid:
- Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group
IMHO, Berghoff is destined to take the first place on this list. There is nothing inherently wrong with it; it's just simply not good. Is it really worth it to commute all the way to downtown to have some uninteresting food that tastes unappealingly bland? Honestly, you are probably better off saving your money and eating at the dining hall. Yup, just goes to show how utterly not-worth-it this place is.
- The Purple Pig
Greasy! Greasy! Greasy! No other word can better characterize their dishes. Personally, I'd rather dine at an establishment that doesn't leave me on the verge of a heart attack after the meal, and this is why The Purple Pig finds itself on the list. Don't get me wrong, the food itself is pretty good, but the copious amounts of grease in every dish I ordered simply made me feel unwell after. That being said, if you enjoy eating butter plain, by all means you should try their roast bone marrow.
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