Mad Girl Eats Filipino at Ruby’s Fast Food in Chicago

Ruby’s Fast Food, 3740 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL

Ruby’s Fast Food is a quaint Filipino restaurant in Chicago, nothing like the Fast Food name suggests. The reason for going there? Andrew Zimmern,  and one of his choices for Best Thing I Ever Ate, Ruby’s Crispy Pata. wpid-20120722_153707_wm.jpgThe made-to-order fried pork leg was a splendid thing of beauty. The taste, even better. It came with so many sides, I had no idea what was what…but tried it all and O.M.Goodness….a foodie orchestra of Filipino delights hitting all the right notes….it had me humming.wpid-20120722_153700_wm.jpg

http://rubysfastfood.com

4.75 out of 5  let me say “Ahhhh”

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Mad Girl Eats David Burke in Chicago

Fatty Melt Sliders

David Burke’s Primehouse, 616 North Rush St., Chicago, IL 

David Burke’s Primehouse in downtown Chicago is nothing short of… amazeballs. I made it a point to stop in for lunch during my summer tour. On my mind for 2 days was the description of their Fatty Melt Sliders; Dry aged beef patty, smoked onion, hot coppa, cheddar cheese, Hawaiian buns cooked in beef butter with a side of truffle asiago fries. Ahh, take me to your leader and order me up a plate!

40 Day Dry Aged Prime Steak Burker

My counterpart ordered the 40 Day Dry Aged Prime Steak Burker topped with garlic spinach, crispy shallots, bacon mayonnaise,  on a toasted potato bun…and added smoked mozzarella.  Yes, we are going to share.

The restaurant ambiance was chic, but comfortable. The staff, truly wonderful. My first pleasant surprise was a lovely gentleman bringing fresh popovers while we waited for our meal. I haven’t see a popover in a couple of decades! Side note: I am now in the market for a popover pan 😉 They were served in a darling 1 cup metal measuring cup. Really nice touch.

Our food arrived in good time, cooked to order, and a picture of beauty. Like Olympic synchronized swimmers, we raised our chosen burgers and took a bite. You would have thought we were having an orgasm. The cacophony of moans were honest and organic….so was the tear in my eye. Luscious. The rich, pure beef flavor of being dry aged, there is nothing like it. No ketchup, no mustard needed. The price for these plates of deliciousness? 12.00 bucks each. Yep, no lie.

BEST BURGERS I’ve ever had. I can’t wait to go back for dinner and try their dry aged steaks and maybe get a tour of their pink Himalayan salt-lined aging room. As seen on Food Paradise/Steak Paradise….true paradise.

If you are in Chicago, love beef, and do not get yourself to David Burke’s Primehouse….you are an idiot. Don’t be stupid, go. You can fall at my feet later.

5 0ut of 5 swoon points for all-around excellence.

Avery

http://DavidBurkesPrimehouse.com

Located at the St. James Hotel

616 North Rush St., Chicago, IL

312.660.6000

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