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1916 W North Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6062241.910610 -87.675798
Monday To Saturday From 11:30 AM To 09:00 PM Sunday From 12:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Neighborhoods: West Side, Wicker Park
Poor Value and Poor Customer Service – I used the take out catering services. I ordered several platters for my husband's birthday party. I took a risk in ordering food based on the staff's description and without a picture, and it backfired. When I picked up the food, no one bothered to open up the sealed packages and present them to me, and I was naive enough to accept their word that the sealed packages were complete, and that I need not get them cold by opening them up. I ordered a tray of several dozen chicken roulade. They were TINY and very bland tasting. We ordered the meatballs on sticks. They were literally the size of lollipops and the sauce was missing. When I complained the sauce was missing, they accused me of LYING! They made no apologies and said it was MY mistake! I also ordered a tray of smoked salmon and brioche canapes. They too were so tiny that we could barely taste the salmon and there was no noticeable caviar. The morsels were not all that tasty. The food at my party was an embarrassment and not one person said it was good and my friends agreed that I received very little for my money. I would have been better off ordering fruit and vegetable platters from the local Jewel! My husband was also very upset, and when we each spoke to the manager about it, he completely dismissed everything we said, claiming we lied about the two missing sauces, and that our expectations of the sizes of hors d'oevres is inaccurate. He offered no solution to rectify the situation. I guess he thinks that paying $3 for each mediocre bite smaller in size than a golf ball is good business. The bottom line is that even if you are not ordering platters, the food is overpriced and the customer service is poor.
Gourmet sandwiches, homemade ice cream and upscale foodstuffs draw epicures to this stylish Wicker Park catering and takeout spot. – In Short
Blond wood, green walls and a minimalist display of whisks create a playful, clean look inside this gourmet shop and takeout place. The store's 25 custom-made dishes include succotash, shrimp and scallop cakes and jerk chicken; pre-made lunches like grilled flank steak wrap with sweet onion marmalade are also available. The shop is also stocked with Japanese Boss iced coffee, boutique biscuits, Belgian chocolates by Jules Destrooper and exotic cheeses like Minolette.
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