Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Monday, May 27

Gapers Block

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr

« Backyard Farming Cardamom Pistachio Coffee Cake »

Restaurant Sun May 20 2007

Sushi Samba in the daylight

Filet minon River North's Sushi Samba Rio is not known for its brunch. What comes to mind instead is a trendy lounge/ night club where pretty young things go to see and be seen. Sundays at 11 am, however, the scene is decidedly different. Brunch is served "family style," so a group can choose 4 dishes off a menu of about 12 options. The dishes are brought out in entree portions, but each portion is meant to serve 2 or 3. It's a great way to taste what the kitchen has to offer, but dividing up the dishes can be a bit awkward. Still, the food is a giant step up from what you might find at your local diner. Choices like fillet mignon with fluffy scrambled eggs and shredded potatoes make for a brunch that is much more exciting than two over-easy with a side of bacon. Before noon, the cuisine at Sushi Samba isn't upstaged by the clientèle, so come early and let your taste buds be the judge.

GB store

Sarah / May 21, 2007 1:21 AM

Bleh. Sounds uninviting.

GB store

Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
Read this feature »

GB store



Drive-Thru on Flickr

Join the Drive-Thru Flickr Pool.

About Drive-Thru

Drive-Thru is the food and drink section of Gapers Block, covering the city's vibrant dining, drinking and cooking scene. More...
Please see our submission guidelines.

Editor: Robyn Nisi,
Drive-Thru staff inbox:



 Subscribe in a reader.

GB store

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15