February 17, 2010

Restaurant Review: Tac Quick

Another new feature at Spoonfoolery--restaurant reviews! Tac Quick in Wrigleyville is officially the word on Thai, in my book. My husband and I have been there several times since discovering it with my book club in the fall, and we just can't get enough. It is simply not your average Thai. There's presentation and flavor beyond any corner take-out joint you'll ever go to, and unique dishes such as the pork neck appetizer and basil beef brisket special keep you coming back for more. It's BYOB, so all told, you can get a couple of entrees and a few appetizers for under $30. The music is of the martini-lounge variety, and the service is genuine and efficient. Must-haves include the panang curry (talk about special noodles!) and the tod mun fish cake. I think what we enjoy most about the place is how unique and alternative it is to the average neighborhood joint. It comes to you looking different, tasting divine, and filling you up. As we've discovered this place in the cold season in Chicago, we can't wait to try out their patio come summer! Oh, and you can bring your own dessert. They are one of those rare places around town that charge no corkage fee or plate service for homemade desserts. Reservations recommended for large groups. Go Tac Quick!

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