Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Preemptive strike

Rarely do I think of my blog as a weapon, but when ESDNM shows up in town, you have to be ready to go guns-a-blazin' lest you get blamed for gastronomical events that are not your fault. To wit, this evening was dinner at Irazu, a Costa Rican restaurant which turns out to be right down the street from Ricardo. ESDNM saw Irazu being covered on some cooking show, but forgot the name. Fortunately, when you google Costa Rican food and Chicago, one restaurant shows up. Turns out the inside is very small and cramp, but their outdoor patio area is fairly spacious.....seems like a simple remodeling job would fix that, but who am I to say? So we sat out on the patio, even though it was in the 50's and huddled near a heater. The food was pretty tasty and was declared a "double" on the baseball analogy rating system. ESDNM's last discovered restaurant was Sun-Wah, a Chinese bbq place and was rated a home run.

LL and ESDNM surveying the very small print on the menu. Low light and small print was not helpful. Look at that cool heater right behind LL. I made sure she had that seat so she wasn't cold.

Here's a picture of one of the heaters by itself.

Dinner! Those are empenadas in the middle while LL and I had similar dishes (meat with onions, peppers and some other stuff grilled together) with Costa Rican rice (dirty rice and black beans) and sweet plantains. Yum!

Oh, did I mention it was BYOB? The entire bill for three including appetizers taxes and tip was $73. Not bad.


alexis said...

man I miss byob! Sounds like it was a good but cold experiment

el supremo de nm said...

I also notice how LCJ left out the fact that I ordered a large SALAD" So who made him order the massive plate of rice, plantains, and meat.

Oh. Right. I was pointing a gun to his head. How could I forget!