CHICAGO (CBS) — Particular menus, multi-course meals, massive reductions – the delectable offers throughout Chicago Restaurant Week don’t disappoint.
As CBS 2’s Lauren Victory reported, one group is channeling that finger-licking mannequin into a possibility to fill your bellies and wallets at a selected sort of eatery this Hispanic Heritage Month.
“Do you get bored with making the identical factor again and again?” CBS 2 requested.
He mentioned no, as a result of he enjoys the dialog with often returning clients. They usually cease by for one dish particularly: birria tacos.
“This proper right here is lengua,” or tongue, mentioned proprietor Andres Reyes, displaying us round contained in the kitchen on the 106th Avenue location.
The meat was boiling in an enormous pot with goat, the primary ingredient for the tacos.
Reyes’ great-grandfather concocted the recipe in Mexico nearly 100 years in the past. His father introduced it to Chicago years later, establishing his first restaurant right here within the 1970’s.
“In the event you go to the city the place my dad is from [in Mexico] and your final identify is Reyes, you robotically are related to promoting birria,” mentioned Reyes.
The hope is to get that popularity in Chicago, too. A brand new initiative referred to as “Chicago Latin Restaurant Week” might assist.
“We discovered a Costa Rican [restaurant]. Then we discovered a Guatemalan, Puerta Rican, Cuban, Mexican,” mentioned Karrin Chavarria, naming among the cuisines represented.
She based Latin Restaurant Weeks in 2019, efficiently internet hosting occasions in Houston and Miami. That is her first time testing the mannequin in Chicago.
A complete of 12 eating places are presently providing eating offers by way of Oct. 18, together with 20 % off BryAnna’s at 5695 N. Lincoln Ave. in Arcadia Terrace, specially-crafted cocktails at Osito’s Tap at 2553 S. Ridgeway Ave. in Little Village, and a $55 feast for 2 at Irazu, at 1865 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park.
“We oftentimes discover that Latin-owned companies may not have the advertising and marketing car that their counterparts might have,” mentioned Chavarria, explaining the explanation for a selected give attention to Latin eating places.
Many are family-owned.
“The dad and mom are sometimes those who’re the enterprise homeowners however they’re usually operating entrance of the home, again of the home so that they want that further leg of assist,” Chavarria mentioned.
Further publicity might yield a slice a enterprise from extra common foodie locations.
“Once you consider Restaurant Week, I imply, you consider Alinea and these eating places on Randolph,” mentioned Reyes. “And form of, we get forgotten.”
Not anymore. Regulars are going to must share their scrumptious hole-in-the-wall with guests coming to reap the benefits of Birrieria Ocotlan’s deal: $5 for 2 Birria tacos and devour. Usually, that’d be $7.50.
“Even when there’s an inflow of 10 %, that’s nonetheless, superb,” Reyes mentioned.