Neighborhood restaurants are known for their comfortable surroundings, their local camaraderie, and their distinct lack of wilderness-survival guides. Bask in the deliciousness of community with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of classic comfort cuisine and drinks at City Tap & Grill in Norridge.
A newly inaugurated neighborhood eatery, City Tap & Grill serves up a menu of hearty American dishes, more than 25 classic and craft beers, and inventive cocktails in a welcoming space accented by large windows and big-screen TVs. Crispy sweet-potato fries ($4.99) dive into chipotle dipping sauce, and heaping spoons of golden-brown macaroni and cheese ($9.99) blast into eager maws like drool-seeking missiles. The City Tap burger ($9.99) costars bacon, cheddar, and giardinieras on a marquee of juicy beef, and the Vesuvio chicken wrap ($8.99) corrals lettuce, onion, tomato, pepper jack cheese, and caesar dressing into a tasty tortilla embrace. Diners can complement bites with a locally crafted Goose Island Honkers Ale ($4.50), or they can slurp dessert with a chocolate martini ($8), which is decadent enough to make Las Vegas blush.