And while Mercat a la Planxa isn’t totally amazing, and the service is a little all over everywhere, it is still deeply good and I will be back. Besos.
Date of Last Visit: Monday, March 14, 2011
The Victims: Many
The Damage: About $25 per person
The Background: I’ve been reading with interest as Tammi over at Chicago Bites has been eating her way through the Opart Thai menu at the Lincoln Square branch of Opart Thai.
Now that’s my kind of challenge.
So when I had the chance to get in on a big group meal with lots of food at Opart Thai — the South Loop branch — I said YES. At something like $25 per person for a veritable feast of a set menu, it was more or less a no-brainer. (I’ve been using that phrase a lot lately. Apologies.)
Ah, high expectations…always destined to fail…
After our slimy and overly-sauced vegetable spring rolls, we were served up an order of the one Chinese-American-Thai appetizer that I’ve never been able to reconcile myself with…
Personally…I think there’s only one place cream cheese belongs and that’s on a bagel. Bleh.
The Verdict: I think you get the point. The Lincoln Square location must be better because I really have no desire to ever go back here again.