Published October 14, 2013
A West Loop Shrine to Comforting Foodstuffs
If Columbus were around today, we’re pretty sure he’d be craving some meat loaf right now.
But since he’s not, you should probably crave some for him.
Here, this’ll help...
Wave a flag around for Real Comfort American Kitchen
, an aptly monikered quick-serve joint slinging
down-home staples like meat loaf and pumpkin soup and a bunch of other stuff every fiber of your being will
appreciate on a crisp autumn day, now open in the West Loop.
Don’t make a big deal out of this. Don’t plan your afternoon around it. Don’t tell your client to meet
you at the red-and-blue-striped takeout counter
made from a 100-year-old farm table. Just want
some pepper-jack-and-bacon mac and cheese. That’s all that’s being asked of you here.
Step inside. Give the chalkboard menu a once-over. Think about what an heirloom-eggplant hoagie would taste
like. Think about what an old-fashioned turkey dinner repurposed into a sandwich with stuffing, pan gravy
and cranberry goat cheese spread would taste like.
Then escort one of those things past the white brick walls to a small wooden table and figure it all
We’ll also accept “eat it.”
Real Comfort American Kitchen
1045 W Madison St
Chicago, IL 60607