Since Wrigleyville's The Outpost closed several years ago, there haven't been many places to go for some Aussie pub grub. But maybe there's a reason for that.
Well, recently, BB's (22 E. Hubbard St., 312-755-0007) quietly unveiled a new fall menu and on it, you'll find some Australian-inspired dishes and wines. There's the Bondi Burger, which comes with bacon, cheddar, beet root, pineapple and fried egg. It sounds pretty strange, but these flavors actually work together pretty well. And then there's the Aussie chicken Schnitzel "Parmi," a filling, tangy dish that's pretty similar to the chicken parmesan.
And then there's what's certain to become a big deal over at BB's: the Friday all-you-can-eat fish & chips special. For $12.95, you get Bass pale ale battered cod that comes with peas and tartar sauce. Sign me up.