Monday, February 4, 2013

Local Flavor: Black Rock Bar & Kitchen

Bon Jour!  I wanted to start a fun new feature here on the blog where I share my genius opinions on various places that I visit and dine at.

Nobody likes a Debbie Downer, so I wanted to start somewhere great.  And this specific 'somewhere great' is Black Rock Pub & Kitchen.

This past weekend, John's sister was in town and we wanted to be accommodating so I looked for places to eat near where she and her beau were staying.  That's what led me to the Yelp reviews for Black Rock.  This place sounded good and it was right off the Brown line so we figured we'd give it a try.

Guys.  This place is legit.  It's a dark small bar on Damen Ave. that wasn't super packed but was busy enough to give us the idea that people knew it was good.  And then they gave me a menu.

Umm. They serve TOTCHOS.  Which I've recently become obsessed with since they're a combination of Tater Tots and Nachos.  Which sounds like a great idea.  Granted, Black Rock is really missing a good opportunity to use the word 'totchos' by using the phrase 'megataters' but I'll let it slide.  And who wouldn't let things slide when the next item on the menu is Pulled Pork Fries.  YUM!!!!

Other than the great food, they had a nice bartender and good drink specials.  Not to mention they have good specials every night of the week.  And PBR on draught.  Along with a ton of craft beers.  So it was reasonably priced and plenty gluttonous.  So I was sold.

I mean, come on.  Look at these fries.

They were so good that I had to run them through a filter to make them stand out EVEN MORE.

God. I need to go back here ASAP for dinner.  And totchos.

Black Rock Pub & Kitchen
3614 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60618


  1. They also host a storytelling event (storylab?) once or twice a month, from what I remember. I love this place!


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