Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Orange in South Loop closing


Drive-Thru scoops everyone on the news that Sunday is the last day you can do brunch at Orange on Harrison.

Never thought I'd see the day . . .

Blackbird's dining room. (Photo: Doug Fogelson/DRFP)

. . . when Blackbird would offer a three-course lunch for $15!

The trend-setting, West Loop restaurant launched the new program in December, but we totally missed it because of all the holidaze craze.

So the deal is that customers get a salad, the choice between Chef Mike Sheerin's short rib burger or Chef Paul Kahan's legendary fish sandwich (that puts Mickey Dee's Filet o' Fish to shame), home-style fries and dessert. The burger is a generous patty of short rib with Taleggio, black garlic, pommes frites and carrot tahini salad. And the seared whitefish sandwich, which has been on the menu since Blackbird opened, is served with lemon-and-herb aïoli, gribiche, roasted tomato and homemade potato salad.

A number of great desserts are on the menu, but we suggest getting those piping-hit donuts to enjoy back at work.