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Chicagoist Loves Millie's Midwestern Magic; The Trib Loves Ugo's Fried Food; More

Plus, Arbella takes RedEye on a satisfying cocktail journey

Millie's Supper Club
Millie's Supper Club
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Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

Anthony Todd continues to wear his reviewer's hat with Chicagoist and dives into the jus-dripping prime rib at Millie's Supper Club in Lincoln Park. Todd writes that Millie's decor nails the Midwestern atmosphere at this throwback, and he adores the Lazy Susan, calling it "The Best $14 appetizer in Chicago." The drinks are charming, including the brandy old fashioned. The fish fry, made with whitefish, is also "surprisingly perfect." [Chicagoist]

Over in Logan Square, the Tribune's Nick Kindelsperger extols the power of fried food over at Ugo's Kitchen & Bar. He lauds chef/owner Stephen Hasson's frying prowess, which includes fried eggplant that possessed "shatteringly crisp batter for protection, which allows the eggplant to melt into a sultry, creamy mass." Salty bar food that complement beer is Ugo's strength, including chicken liver mousse. The entrees are a mixed bag, as the noodles in the carbonara are "one step away from mush, and drenched in a bland creamy sauce." [Tribune]

Tanta's cocktail sibling, Arbella, wins over Heather Schroering at Red Eye. She's charmed by the decor, but stresses that the set-up's not intimidating: "Presentation is key at Arbella, and it's part of what makes the bar so approachable." The Chilcano is a standout cocktail, as Schroering described it as "Arbella's version of Peruvian bottle service." She enjoyed the food, but laments that the menu "could use a vegetarian addition." [RedEye]

Millie's Supper Club

2438 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 857-2000


, Chicago, IL (773) 698-8984


112 West Grand Avenue, , IL 60654 (312) 846-6654 Visit Website