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Restaurant Mon May 28 2007
As most of you may have noticed, Saturday night was hardly the ideal night for a BBQ here in Chicago. So a friend and I headed to Fireside, a bar/restaurant tucked in among the condos and warehouses on Ravenswood a few blocks north of Bryn Mawr. We started off at a table on the "All Weather" patio but found ourselves getting dripped on, so we moved into the quieter dining room.
The menu at Fireside is expansive, with burgers, salads, sandwiches, pizzas and other higher-priced entrees covering four or five pages. A seafood quesadilla appetizer special caught my eye, so I ordered that as an entree and shared a plate of wings with my friend beforehand. The chicken was tender and the sauce was delicious: not too greasy, not too sweet and just a little spicy. I had some trouble actually finding any seafood in my quesadilla, but the Chihuahua cheese was gooey and plentiful and the accompanying salsa was fresh and packed a real kick. While you won't find anything that will knock your socks off at Fireside, it's a great option for a less-than-gorgeous summer evening.