Pauline’s Chicago Bites Podcast #50

The infamous French Toast.

The infamous French Toast.

Tammy and I couldn’t resist when a fellow podcaster, Steve, suggested we try the breakfast fare at Pauline’s. This charming place is far enough from Andersonville’s main thoroughfares to feel like a neighborhood hang out, but close enough to public transportation to be convenient. We enjoyed our food so much that it nearly made up for the fact that our waitress completely ignored us. It’s never a good thing when a “bottomless” cup of coffee turns out to be a farce. Still, Pauline’s is a worthy stop.

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Show Notes:
00:00 – 01:01 Intro, a fellow podcaster, and Andersonville food
01:02 – 02:23 The Forgotten Table
02:24 – 06:06 Atmosphere and Coffee Temptation
06:07 – 10:40 Food Redemption
10:41 – 12:11 Neighborhood Charm
12:12 – 13:48 Ratings and Sign-Off

1754 W. Balmoral
Chicago, IL

Bridget rates Pauline’s 6/10
Tammy rates Pauline’s 6/10

Steve is skeptical about his “bottomless” cup of coffee.  That’s because he sees the bottom of his cup.

Steve is skeptical about his “bottomless” cup of coffee. That’s because he sees the bottom of his cup.

  1. Jack Vinson left a comment on April 10, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    Marci and I went to a newish restaurant in Evanston in anticipation of a good meal. There was a line, so we were seated and ordered drinks which arrived. And then we waited. And waited. And waited. Then people that arrived after us were seated, and our movie time was getting close, and I got pissed. We found the manager, told him to pay for our drink, and left for unhappy fast food around the corner.
    At least you guys got food.

  2. the ulteriore epicure left a comment on April 11, 2007 at 9:09 am

    Just giving you guys a shout-out. Chicago is one of my favorite cities (to eat in). I have been listened to all of your podcasts (thanks to iTunes), and have enjoyed hearing your comical take on Chicago eatery experiences. Keep making me laugh, guys! Cheers, u.e.

  3. Bridget left a comment on April 11, 2007 at 11:21 am

    You’re right, Jack. I think we were lucky to get food. There was a time there when I was starting to wonder. But the food really was good… once it got there. Good service is such a huge part of the dining experience.

  4. Anna left a comment on April 12, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    My husband and I ate there once and never will again. The service was some of the worst I’ve ever experienced in my LIFE. And not for lack of people working – they were just terribly unorganized. I’ve seen places that busy work like clockwork. Never again.

  5. Tammy left a comment on April 14, 2007 at 10:38 am

    Before I forget…whoo-hoo! 50 podcasts!!!
    Until the ulteriore epicure pointed it out, I never realized we brought the funny. Ahhhhh, these insights are what makes podcasting so much fun!
    Here’s to the next 50! Clink!

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