Monday, June 16, 2014

Jack & Ginger's

Location: 2048 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
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A Quick Word:
With just a few weeks left of our "summer break," a bunch of my buddies and I ended up at the Map Room for some coffee and beer.  At lunch, we walked across the street to see what Jack & Ginger's was offering for their day's special.  It was salad/wrap/burger day, meaning those menu items a la carte are only $5.  But, remember, additional ingredients costs more!  The food arrived and I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the wrap.  Unfortunately, everything else was downhill.  Bland, bland, bland... just see the description below.  The atmosphere of the bar was just OK with a fairly large patio but only one TV.  This is definitely more of a dive bar and not one of your mainstream sports bars.  Taking everything into consideration, I could only give them a 2-mile rating.  Don't put this bar too high on your wish list.

What I Ate:

Spinach Salad Wrap

I decided to turn their spinach salad into a wrap.  There is no additional charge (which is amazing!).  The wrap was a typical flour tortilla stuffed with spinach, red onions, chopped egg, walnuts, mushrooms, bacon, blue cheese, and a honey balsamic vinaigrette.  Well, that is what the menu says.  When I got my wrap, that honey balsamic was missing.  The wrap was dry due to the lack of dressing and the service was not good enough to even bring the side of dressing I asked for.  The bacon was crisp and eggs nicely chopped and spread throughout the wrap.  Unfortunately, the mushrooms were raw, which was absolutely horrible.  Very disappointed.

The DOs/DON'Ts:
- Do check out their website for what specials they have for lunch.  Probably some of the cheapest food options in the city.  Whatever is on special usually runs for $5 or less.
- Parking is super easy around here.  Great place for grabbing a drink.

- I wouldn't expect much with the food.  It may be cheap, but you get what you pay for.

How far would I walk for this food?

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