Looking for a restaurant with creative (but not fou-fou) food, complex flavors, inspired variety, reasonable prices and excellent service? Head to Big Jones at 5347 N. Clark in Andersonville in Chicago. Really delicious food in a lovely, comfortable setting.
Last weekend Bill and I headed to our favorite Mexican restaurant, Olé Olé in Andersonville, but when we got there we found it closed. No sign, no hint of why. Too bad, it's a great little restaurant with the world's best guacamole and homemade chips, and wonderful ceviche among other fabulous things.
Anyway, we walked down the street and saw Big Jones, a place where we've had brunch in the past but never dinner. Well, we didn't know what we were missing. Great place!
Here's what we had:
Oyster Stew - Kilgus Farmstead cream, house tasso, Amontillado Sherry, toasted baguette, parmesan crisp
Lamb Duet of Daube & Spicy Lamb Sausage, Braised Carrots, Candied Salsify, Mashed Turnips, Rose Hip Puree
Bourbon Raisin Bread Pudding (left), Crème Anglaise, Salted Caramel, Cinnamon Toast Croutons
It sounds fou-fou, I know, but everything was sooooo delicious. If you're anywhere near Andersonville you must try it.