May 052008
 
Solomillo a la Parrilla -- the beef was tender, but the potatoes lacked character.

Solomillo a la Parrilla -- the beef was tender, but the potatoes lacked character.

In the mood for some tapas? You could take the Brown line train to the newly renovated Southport station and walk to the revamped Neybors spot to enjoy the latest offering in Chicago, Bull-eh-dia’s Tapas Bar. Will this newcomer hold up to the city’s stiff competition for tapas cuisine? Listen in to find out.

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Show Notes:
00:00 – 01:22 The pleasures of Southport dining
01:23 – 02:39 Accessibility conundrums
02:40 – 05:01 Baseline tapas dishes & drinks
05:02 – 08:36 The ups and downs of tapas
08:37 – 09:53 A tapas history according to Bull-eh-dia’s [Wikipedia’s article on tapas]
09:54 – 11:47 Thoughts on service
11:48 – 13:10 Ratings and sign-off

Bull-eh-dia’s Tapas
3651 N. Southport
Chicago, IL

Bridget’s Bull-eh-dia’s Ratings:
Food Quality: 3/5
Value: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Ambiance: 3/5
Overall: 5/10

Tammy’s Bull-eh-dia’s Ratings:
Food Quality: 2/5
Value: 3/5
Service: 3/5
Ambiance: 4/5
Overall: 4/10

Average price per person: $30

 One of the best seafood dishes on the menu were the scallops.

One of the best seafood dishes on the menu were the scallops.

Online buzz about Bull-eh-dia’s Tapas Bar:
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Yelp

The Calamares a la Plancha, while tasty, were also were served with too much oil.

The Calamares a la Plancha, while tasty, were also were served with too much oil.

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