Subway: Blue to Logan Square(773) 661-9170 eatfatrice.com41.932053 -87.701727 2957 W Diversey Ave (between Richmond St and Sacramento Ave) Logan Square, Chicago
Dinner (Tue–Sat)Average share plate: $14
Owners Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo (formerly the duo behind the supper club X-Marx) are cooking the food of Macau, a former Portuguese colony along the South China Sea. As such, their menu is heavy with influences both Portuguese (bacalhau, salt cod) and Chinese (pot stickers, Szechuan peppercorns), not to mention any other forays toward which Conlon, the chef, is guided. If this convergence sounds like “fusion,” what’s remarkable is it certainly doesn’t taste like it: The food—especially the paella-like wonder that is the signature “fat rice” and the comforting crock of tofu, pork belly and steamed fish called Balichang & Catfish—is vibrant, personal and natural.