This is one of those little places that you walk by and miss, but it has one feature to catch the eye a wood burning oven that faces the window.
Lets face it that is just cheating, once you see it you just know that you will have to go in there. It feels as though I should be having pizza in here, in fact the day I went in two cheerleader types were just scoffing down slice after slice with no apparent guilt, excellent. The pizza looked awesome.
but the chicken well it smelt great and I could see some of the beasts at the back of the wood oven which I hoped to be given the chance to save.
I had actually been drawn by a sign offering chicken at a crazy low price $6 for a 1/4 chicken, two sides, pita and a soda? OMG and once I realised that it was Brazilian Charbroiled Chicken, well I just had no excuses.
It did look good (the chicken that is), the skin all crispy and it tasted great, but sadly it was cold, the chickens in the oven were safe, all I got was some that they had chopped up and got bored of keeping warm which was a shame, the sides of corn and mash had the feeling that they came from a bag or a tin, if they made an effort well don’t bother next time, the corn was watery and the mash was lumpy, the tin foil was very shiny though, excellent for making into a hat to protect the head from alien contacts. I so wanted to love this, but although the flavour was great, it just all felt so careless, guess that it why it was a cheap low price, next time I am either walking by or getting a slice of pizza.
located amongst nail bars and such like at 926 Diversey Ave, by the Diversey Brown line el station