One of the great things about Chicago, is that you can find great food anywhere. Sometimes the best places to eat are not River North or Gold Coast, but a little jewel that you just happen to dig up. We found such a treasure in the heart of Andersonville …Andies.
We entered the small establshment that has the same kind of charm as a Greek taverna. The restaurant was decked with the holiday spirit and a cozy fire warmed the place. Everything looked so good and we didnt know where to start. Our adventure began with the lighting of saganaki , that was paired with hot pita bread. Have no fear because Andies now has gluten free pita so you can fully enjoy the Mediterranean taste. It is always fun to watch the server light the soaked cheese . Opa! we squealed with delight , as we waited for our choices to come.
Andies prides themselves on having something for everyone. They have a lot of vegan choices, as well as traditional Mediteranrean meat and seafood dishes. With such fresh ingredients, they know how to serve it up healthy. Always adventureous, I opted for the Moroccan Chicken B’Stilla first. The filling was surrounded with flaky phyllo dough. I timidly tried the chicken dish and found it to be tasty surprise. It had a hearty , spice taste compared to a pungent one. The chicken had a delightful mixture of raisins, almonds, and saffron that gave it an exotic taste. The other dish I tasted was a filet mignon steak kabob. It was so delicious with the cooked vegetables, rice, pita, and a special yogurt cucumber sauce that is made right in the restaurant. The kabob came with a colorful Greek salad as well. Jen chose not to be so adventureous and opted for the leg of lamb burger. One bite and she said that it was juicier than any beef burger that she had. The shaved sunchoke was the perfect added touch.
How does someone top this meal off? With dessert of course, and Andies prides itself on their sweets. We were presented with a gorgeous tray of goodies . Jen chose the flourless chocolate cake which was just like eating a piece of chocolate fudge. I picked an amazing pomagranate cheesecake that was so deeelicious.
Andies is located in the heart of Andersonville at 5253 N Clark. Come in and try their special glogg for the holidays.
Feel the warmth as you sit down to enjoy your meal. Everyone at Andies is so friendly and helpful too.
What a beautiful presentation ! This steak kabob was so tender and chewy as well.
Juicy is the word for this leg of lamb burger. The fries were great with the yogurt sauce.
Coucous was the perfect complement to the chicken b ‘stilla
One of Andies unusual desserts…pomagranate cheesecake with sauce
Chef Santa invites diners to try some great food …and glogg!