Mado Chicago Bites Podcast #145

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The spring onion and chilies topping the whitefish didn't overshadow it.

The spring onion and chilies topping the whitefish didn't overshadow it.

Tammy’s on a road trip, seeing what’s to be seen of the US of A! So fellow podcaster and blogger Stephen Hernan stepped in to guest host this episode of Chicago Bites with me. Steve is a big advocate for healthy eating, so we made our way to Mado, a Wicker Park restaurant that boasts a menu of simple, fresh, locally sourced foods. Did Mado meet our expectations? Nope. It exceeded them! Listen in to hear all about it.

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Show Notes:
00:00 – 00:54 Hey… wait… you’re not Tammy! But you’re no home wrecker
00:55 – 03:07 Food in its natural state & the concept of primal eating
03:08 – 04:51 A local feel & a simple menu that changes all of the time
04:52 – 06:51 Meat cured in-house — the copa & sides
06:52 – 09:33 Beets & whitefish = beautifully balanced tastes
09:27 – 11:19 Rainbow trout with cous cous that broke the rules
11:20 – 15:38 Did you say beef heart? Steve goes in for the kill
15:39 – 18:45 Room for dessert & Steve’s sacrifice
18:48 – 21:11 About the service
21:12 – 24:50 The moment of truth — ratings and sign-off

The vanilla rice pudding is a killer dessert. We scrapped the dish clean!

The vanilla rice pudding is a killer dessert. We scrapped the dish clean!

Mado
1647 N Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 342-2340
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Bridget’s Mado Ratings Steve’s Mado Ratings
Food Quality 5 5
Value 5 5
Service 4 4
Ambiance 4 3
Overall 9 8.5

Average price per person: $40

Online buzz about Mado:
The Chicagoist review and recent east coast love
Chicago Magazine
Chicago Reader
MenuPages
Vital Information

Have some thoughts on Mado? Drop us a line on Twitter: @chicagobites.

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