Who is Crosby anyway?
New to the scene on the Southport Avenue corridor in Lakeview is Crosby's Kitchen. For years, this neck of the Chicago woods has been in dire need of some good ol' fashioned cooking. This place is just that, but with a few more bells and whistles. Upon entering you'll notice the vaulted ceilings, nice spacing between tables, an inviting bar with tastefully placed flats screens for not-to-miss events, and some sweet aromas wafting from the kitchen to greet you at the door. Compliment all this with some retroy and funky cool shades and fixtures that look like they were stolen from a copper mine, and you have the perfect ambiance to indulge in some true comfort food. Start your evening with some choice craft cocktails from the bar, or select from the eclectic wine list, either way you'll kick the night off right. Cuisine ranges from epic bbq ribs, to steak, chicken or fish (various down-home preps at your disposal), all the way down to the big friggin' cookie in a cast iron skillet. I mean, what doesn't taste amazing in a cast iron skillet? I still have no idea who Crosby is, but I'll surely be back to revisit his kitchen on Southport.
By Matthew Keesecker, AFAR Local Expert
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