Having a truly entertaining evening usually consists of dinner, drinks, and then a show. There are theatres all over Chicago that boast truly quality entertainment. Sometimes you just want to have an evening where you can let your hair done and just plain have fun. A few nights ago, we had one of the most fun tastings ever. We got a chance to go to the Kit Kat Club in Boystown.
The Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club is located in a part of Chicago not far from the cheers of Wrigley, but in a world all its own. The LGBT community in Chicago is loud and proud. Some of the coolest restaurants and clubs are on the main drag between the Addison and Belmonts stops on the “El”. Entering the Kit Kat is quite an experience in itself. Large screen televisions show old movies while patrons dine and enjoy some of the best tasting cocktails I have ever had. They pride themselves on the fact that there are over two hundred cocktails to sip. And they come up with some of the kitschiest names for these concoctions.First I tried the Too Wong Foo , named after the classic movie with the late Patrick Swayze and “Rizzo” from “Grease” Stockard Channing. It had a sweet flavor that I liked and also that citrisy feel with a taste of grapefruit. Jen had to have her malibu tasting drink which she found in the Blue Hawaii , named after the Elvis Presley movie . She loved the pineapple taste and the tropical feel. After that, we could move onto the starters or opening acts. Love the fact that everything here is related to Hollywood and show business. Very appropriate for an entertainment town.
The food here is pure gourmet quality , the kind that you would find at the hotels, five star restaurants, and places in River North. It is truly a hidden treasure They are supposed to tempt you for the entrees, but if you are not careful , you can fill up on these yummies. We had a sampling of the immense menu of opening acts. My favorite was the coquilles st jacques , a dish that was made of the tenderest scallops that were accompanied by gruyerre cheese , brandy in a cream,sauce that was covered with bread crumbs. It was a true work of art. I also enjoyed the shrimp tacos. They were filled to the brim with shrimp , avocado sauce , and came with a kick. Truly a dining delight. This was just a warm up.
I was in the mood for something different , so I opted for a salmon dish called the Yoko Ono. It was sweet salmon with a teriyaki glaze and the original touch was that the mashed potatoes were laced with wasabi. It woke up my tastebuds and made them smile. Jen is a creature of habit, so she ordered the James Dean . The burger was huge and covered with the kinds of things that make burgers great like bacon, bbq ranch dressing, and carmelized onions . The fries were even special with their dusting of parmesan cheese on them.
Along with the meal, there is entertainment as well. I squealed for joy as I saw the screens playing “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” with no sound. Well everyone knows the movie, and it also allowed patrons to croon their version of “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend.” The movie stopped long enough for the show. Every night , is a different diva. One of the “girls’ even made it as far as RuPaul and the “Drag Race” Our “diva” that night was the incomparable Kinley Preston. (Hey why do they have better bodies than us? LOL) She had the crowd yelling as she performed some Taylor Swift and her “Style” The perfect finish to the night was the light as air Kit kat Secret Carrot Cake and the purely sinful Kit Kat Brownie Sundae. No I don’t feel one bit guilty because everyone deserves to have a little fun.
Something is always going on at the Kit Kat. Sunday is the Diva-licious brunch with 1/2 price martinis . Wednesday has drink specials along with BOGO entrees and on Tuesday , you can have your cards read. For more info go to kitkatchicago.com. Special thanks to Steve and Edward for the lovely meal and also to the lovely Kinley as well. Come to the Kit Kat , you’ll have a gay old time.