This week took me to the exciting Southport neighborhood. This area is bustling with shops, restaurants, and bars, all within walking distance of the Southport brown line stop. After stopping by the Amazon bookstore (if you haven’t been yet, I highly recommend it!), we decided to stop in at Crosby’s Kitchen for dinner. I started with a delicious tequila cocktail, it was on their specials list for the evening. Flavored with pineapple and fresh jalapeño, it was the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. The appetizers looked absolutely delicious. A couple in particular caught our eye. The first were the Mini Filet Sandwiches, topped with blue cheese and candied red onion. The second was the Iron Skillet Cornbread, served piping hot with maple butter. We ultimately decided we didn’t have room, but we’ll definitely be back to try them out! On Friday and Saturday nights, Crosby’s Kitchen has a Prime Rib Special. My boyfriend was thrilled! The slow roasted certified Angus prime rib has a salt and pepper crust and is served with mashed potatoes and fresh au jus. It also came with a small side of spicy horseradish. The prime rib was cooked perfectly, it was melt in your mouth! The mashed potatoes had a little bit of skin in them, which gave them great texture. My boyfriend isn’t a fan, but I also really loved the horseradish, it was a great spicy complement to both the potatoes and the prime rib. I decided on the Wrightwood Salad: greens, rotisserie chicken, tomatoes, craisins, avocado, goat cheese, corn, almonds, cornbread croutons, all topped with a citrus vinaigrette. This salad was awesome! It had a really generous amount of chicken, which isn’t always the case with salads. All the flavors were so tasty, the combination of sweet, salty, and fatty was just perfect.
Crosby’s Kitchen is open Mondays through Fridays from 11 am to 10 pm, Saturdays from 8:30 am to 11 pm, and Sundays from 8:30 am to 10 pm. Find more information about this great spot here!
RACHEL HOOVLER & DEAN’S TEAM CHICAGO