Kitsch’n River North 2 Time Winner

| February 10, 2009 | 2 Comments

2156818622_def9d0e811_mby Jen Khatchatrian

If you haven’t been to Kitsch’n on Roscoe (which I am sure most of you have), you will fall in love with the 70’s theme and memorabilia. Everywhere you look you see something that reminds you of your (or better my) childhood. Record players. Magic 8 balls. Great place to go with the kids so they get a feel for what our younger days were like. Mine like to play Connect Four while waiting for their food. I like that they are beyond entertained, they are interested! If you haven’t been put it on the list, right after…

Kitsch’n River North! I have to give Kitsch’n my 2 time winner award. Not only do they have 2 fantastic locations, but I had to go to the new location at 600 W. Chicago (at the River) 2 times in 24 hours. After my acupuncture, we drifted into the bright, cheery, expansive space and found a goldmine folks!

They had about the best kids menu I have ever seen promoting the Lunch Box Special for $5.50. This includes choice of a main entree, 2 sides, a drink and a toy but that’s not the best part. It comes in a retro metal lunchbox. When it arrived my kids squealed like it was their birthday and my husband smiled since seeing the healthy value. Not only more than my kids could eat, the food was fresh and tasty!

Glancing over at the other smiling parents, we enjoyed the full size stove and refrigerator (both avocado) near the server stand. The designer mixed chic modern lines with retro memorabilia pieces in a way that made your eyes wander and search for more. Very inviting and great conversation pieces.

At the center of the restaurant sleek red sofas beg you to lounge and play one of the dozens of board games that are piled on the cocktail tables. This would be the best place to wait for a table in the city by far! Feel free to pick up a game when you and your family swing by and enjoy.

When you order, don’t pass by the falafel sandwich. Nothing against the sandwich, but I am not a fan. No way. No how. But when the server brought my husband’s falafel sandwich I had to drool. “Halfsie Halfsie?” I inquired. Reluctantly he agreed and I relished in the best sandwich I have ever had. My husband, the sandwich afficiando, agreed. Light tzaziki yogurt sauce on the side and fresh veggies. Yum!

When the sun rose the next day, we all asked when we were going back to Kitsch’n. 2 time winner! We threw on clothes and tested out the brunch menu. While I had chilaquiles perfectly made and full of fresh flavor, my husband had huevos rancheros for about a nanosecond. He cleaned the plate quicker than I could muster the halfsie hlfsie request. I was too busy dipping into the salsa and planning my next bite. The kids enjoyed a platter of hash browns, fruit and sausage links. We all left ecstatic.

Self described food snobs, our family literally could go back day after day since there are so many tasty concoctions on this menu. I imagine we will and will love each one. Leave it to my almost 5 year old to put it best. When we left he told me his meal was “delectable”. I agree. See you soon Kitsch’n!

Photo Credit: By Zesmeralda
Photo Title: Crab Cakes Benedict
This is an Original Chicagonista article.


Jen Khatchatrian is co-editor of Chicagonista and the blogger aka The EcoChic Organizer. Jen also contributes weekly to Chicago Moms Blog

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Head Chicagonista, Co-host of the Chicagonista LIVE! show, Lead blogger for TheChicagoMoms.com, and Co-Founder of Women Driving Excellence. MJ is also the annual host of SocialRevUp - Brands & Bloggers Summit (#bbsummit) attended by about 200 professional high-profile bloggers nationwide. Follow MJ on Twitter: @mjtam

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  1. Rachel says:

    I LOVE Kitsch’n. I’ve only been to the Roscoe location. My kitchen is decorated very similarly. 🙂 Best memory at Kitsch’n was looking over to0 see a guy eating solo catch his newspaper on fire with the candle on the table. HILARIOUS.

  2. Tom says:

    The place you wrote about here no longer exists, I’m afraid. The owners of Dine and Drink, Inc. have ripped out what made Kitsch’n fun and replaced it with some confused and downright poorly run place called “The Fifth.” Pretty sad, especially since they let a lot of the staff go at Kitsch’n. Right before the holidays too! Personally, I’ll stick with Motel Bar in 600 W. Chicago area and avoid anything these people do. I’ve heard they treat the people who work for them really badly and it shows in their food.

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