Beginning on November 14-18, Fat Rice will roll out the Original Gangsta dishes that helped put the restaurant on the map, earning accolades such as Bon Appétit’s “Top Ten Restaurants in America” 2013, Jean Banchet award winner for Best Restaurant 2013, Four-time nominee from the James Beard Foundation for Best Chef Great Lakes, 2015 for StarChefs “Rising Star” and Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand 2014- 2018. Over the course of this time, the duo also cranked out their award-winning cookbook “The Adventures of Fat Rice," opened The Bakery at Fat Rice and introduced wild, baller style cocktails and house made ingredients with the launch of their swanky Macanese inspired speakeasy, The Ladies’ Room.
THROWBACK MENU AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION—Guests can look forward to dining on favorite dishes during celebration including:
- Pork and Shrimp Pot Stickers
- Chilli Clam—duo of steamed and fried surf clam, mung bean noodles, fermented black bean and garlic butter
- Diabo Curry—Turmeric chicken, braised beef, char siu, Indian-style pickles in a fiery stew
- Baked Pork Chop Rice—fried pork chop, São Jorge cheese, garlicky greens, coconut curry
- Portuguese Chicken—chorico, potato, olives, chicken fat fried croutons in a mild coconut curry
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake—sweet cream, licorice plum, cinnamon taro
Many of the featured items will come from recipes straight out of The Adventures of Fat Rice cookbook, so guests can dine-in, pick up an exclusive signed copy of the cookbook specially priced at $25, and then take their own shot at creating the dish in the comfort of their own home.
Fat Rice is a global exploration of home-style comfort food that blends the exotic ingredients and flavors of China, India, and Southeast Asia with the colonial roots of the Portuguese travelers who were influenced by these ports over the past 500 years. Opened in 2012 in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood by partners Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo, this casual eatery features a lively atmosphere, vibrant décor, and family-style service belie its unique food and wine menu.
In July 2016, Abraham and Adrienne also opened two adjoining concepts, The Bakery at Fat Rice, a Chinese Bakery and evening snack bar, as well as The Ladies’ Room, an intimate craft cocktail lounge inspired by the fan tan (Chinese gambling halls) and red light districts that proliferated around Macau in the mid 19th and 20th centuries. The duo most recently released their first cookbook, The Adventures of Fat Rice, a compilation of recipes that explores the vibrant food culture of Macau. Located at 2957 W. Diversey Avenue, Fat Rice is open for dinner Tuesday-Saturday (5:30pm to 10pm), for lunch service Wednesday- Saturday (11am to 2pm) and Sunday (11am to 3pm).
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