Mar 022009
 
Fried rice was part of the Restaurant Week offering at Japonais, but we had to go off the menu to get it with shrimp.

Fried rice was part of the Restaurant Week offering at Japonais, but we had to go off the menu to get it with shrimp.

Restaurant Week 2009 has been extended another week in Chicago. Are we calling it Restaurant Fortnight now? Restaurant Month? No matter! At $22 for lunch and $32 for dinner, it’s a cheap way to try a new place or three. Which is exactly what Bridget and I did last week. Our list included Japonais, Province, and Spring — all strong restaurants, but did their Restaurant Week offerings hold up to the promise?

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Show Notes:
00:00 – 01:43 Explaining the deal
01:44 – 02:42 Japonais for lunch
02:43 – 04:40 Striking out on our own w/bento boxes and business lunch
04:41 – 05:24 Pumpkin cheesecake dessert-y thingie
05:25 – 06:30 Province for dinner w/options
06:57 – 08:54 Pickled appetizers through entrees
08:55 – 10:09 Replating dessert in favor of wine
10:10 – 11:56 Spring is in a bathhouse. We don’t know why this is important exactly.
11:57 – 14:51 Starting off with duck and appetizers
14:52 – 18:01 Crimes against fish
18:02 – 20:00 Bigger crimes against dessert
20:01 – 22:25 Stacking up the restaurants & wrapping up Restaurant Week

Smoked tuna tartar was one of the appetizer options at Province.

Smoked tuna tartar was one of the appetizer options at Province.

Japonais
600 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60654
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Province
161 N. Jefferson
Chicago Il 60661
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Spring
2039 W North Ave # 1
Chicago, IL 60647
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Bridget’s Restaurant Week Rating: 6
Tammy’s Restaurant Week Rating: 5

The scallops at Spring were exceptional and one of the few things we agreed upon at this restaurant.

The scallops at Spring were exceptional and one of the few things we agreed upon at this restaurant.

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