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Garrett Smith
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Lives in Chicago, IL
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It finally dawned on me what was really, really, really bothering me these days: it's Node.js

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LOL never touched the stuff.  Stick to Scotch.
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    1992
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Chicago, IL
This restaurant appears to cater to people who don't like Mexican food. It's very bland. I had two different types of tacos and both were prepared the same: very dry with no flavor. It's a shame because it's a great location for a Mexican restaurant.
Food: Poor to fairDecor: Poor to fairService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The Biryani here is comparable to good Biryani in Hyderabad, which means it's probably the best you can find in the Chicago area. This is one of the great dishes in the world and Hot Breads represents it very well! I agree that the restaurant could stand a cleaning. It is indeed dirty by US standards. If you're looking for Subway or Chipolte clean and food doesn't really matter to you, there's no point trying Hot Breads. But if you want a taste of Hyderabad without traveling to the other side of the world, give it a try. Don't worry about spotless tables -- frankly you're not going to get those in Hyderabad anyway :)
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This is the best Neapolitan style pizza I've had in this country. The pizza here is *excellent*. But the front house is a mess. Don't be surprised to wait unnecessarily or have something unexpected come to your table. The wine list is very good. The beer list is insulting to anyone with a modicum of taste. A place that takes food and wine seriously should also take beer seriously. I mean come on. Still, the pizza!
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Excellent beer selection, but poorly trained bartenders and deceptive pricing tactics. I was a regular at Monks until I concluded it was wrong to keep giving them money. While they have an outstanding beer selection -- especially for the loop, which is otherwise desolate -- they don't know how to serve their product. I watched over and over again as high end Belgium beers were careless poured in a matter of a few seconds, leaving a high, thin head, which quickly dissipated into a film in a 2/3 filled glass. They also don't list prices on their beer menus. I mentioned this to the manager and she explained that their pricing was in line with other loop area bars and that she'd point out any high priced options if ordered. Two people in our party ordered a La Trappe 8 year oak aged bottle -- which turned out to be $24 for 12 oz bottle. Nothing said. When I raised the issue with the manager, she blew me off. I've sadly concluded that this bar doesn't take their product or their customers seriously. It's a shame, because someone there obviously has outstanding taste in beer, assembling a very nice array of tap options. With some basic training and -- FFS -- prices on the menu like everyone else on the planet, I'll become be a regular again.
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Atmosphere: Poor to fairDecor: GoodService: Poor to fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Miserly and mediocre, a miserable mistake.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago