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CHOW's Intense Brownies

I feel compelled to add my voice to the chorus: these brownies are the best I've ever made. I used bittersweet Callebaut chocolate, which... darn, that stuff is good. Also, I was out of espresso when I made them, so I used a tablespoon of dark-roast drip coffee. I agree with previous commenters: these are best enjoyed cooled (at room temp the chocolate/coffee combo really shines, and in the fridge they develop a dense, fudgelike texture.)

Jun 29, 2012
LPython in Recipes

Seeking Best Espresso in Chicago

I'd recommend City Provisions in the Ravenswood neighborhood. It's a gourmet deli/grocer and not a coffee shop per se, but they have a coffee bar and the espresso I've had there has been very good. They definitely know what they're doing. They use Dark Matter beans which are roasted locally. It's just a couple blocks away from the Ravenswood stop on the Union Pacific North Metra line, which has three stops in Evanston.

May 21, 2012
LPython in Chicago Area

Where can I find a great fish sandwich?

I had a craving for one recently and satisfied it at Snappy's Shrimp House, which is on Irving Park at Wolcott. It doesn't come with catsup and pickles by default, but I'm sure you could get them to oblige.

Snappy's Shrimp
1901 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613

Aug 10, 2011
LPython in Chicago Area