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The Big Easy

View Map1660 E. 55th St., Chicago
Tel: (773) 643-5500
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Editorial Review of The Big Easy

The plan was to bring in Hell's Kitchen personality Jennifer Gavin and serve Hyde Park the N'awlins eats and treats people once flocked to the late Dixie Kitchen & Bait shop for, with heavier hickory BBQ and pastry options and a fried green tomato starter that doesn't take a seasonal break.

Unfortunately, Gavin up and left a few days shy of Mardi Gras 2010 over a coup with the owner David Shapiro, leaving the popular cafe/bakery searching for other options.

The show impressively goes on with sous-chef Ronisha Preckwinckle, keeping the Southern hospitality and excess intact. Start off with a pre-order steaming basket of jalapeno cornbread muffins, followed up with Bourbon Street holy trinity samplers (ribs, jambalya, crab cake). The dishes come aside mean, ham hock-stocked collard greens.

And you'd be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't order some of Shapiro's savory crispy-chewy beignet.

Average cost: $10-$20

Centerstage Reviewer: Gavin Paul

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