A West Loop Shrine to Comforting Foodstuffs
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 out.
We’ll also accept “eat it.”