Slim’s DinerAddress: 2020 W. Montrose Ave.
It has always been my goal to be live near good eateries. I judge the city I live in solely by the quality of food it offers. Before I lived in Chicago, my neighborhood had the best Mexican joint, the best Italian ristorante, the best locally-owned café and a good Chinese take-out joint. All in all, everything I wanted to eat was within three miles of the center of the town. Now that I reside in the Windy City, it’s harder to choose between restaurants.
There are just too many to choose from. On my block alone, there are six restaurants. Foodies like me love to try new and interesting food joints, but finding high quality restaurants with delectable food options are hard to find. Plus, one of my requirements is that the food be low-priced yet blow-my-mind delicious. With these provisions, it is sheer lunacy to find a restaurant that fits. Recently, Slim’s on 2020 W. Montrose opened up.
Walking westward toward Lincoln or Western, one will see its bright red, black and white 1950s-esque décor. Looking at the menu, the wallet will be pleased. In fact, the highest priced item on the menu is $6.45. The owner and operator, born and raised in Chicago bought the place after a Mom n’ Pop type hot dog stand closed.
Slim’s features diner-like cuisine and is definitely a place to splurge on calories. I cannot speak for others, but when I have a large salad for lunch, without salad dressing or soda pop, I appreciate a good hunk of meat and carbohydrates for dinner. Slims is definitely the place for the latter. Although I was advised to get the chicken sandwich, I chose the Steak Sandwich instead.
The steak sandwich, which seemed like a viable Philly Cheesesteak alternative, but was not up-to-par. The meat in the sandwich was too hard and flavorless, and my craving for Philly Cheesesteak was not curbed.
I did devour the curly fries with cheese, which were the best curly fries I have ever eaten. These curly fries were on fire. Hot, delicious, well seasoned, the curly fries were very tasty. A big hit.
Overall, I will try Slim’s again because I am a sucker for a good hot meal that is close to home with prices that won’t break the bank. But I will steer clear of the steak sandwich and get the curly fries again.