Eating at Hub 51 in Chicago - Gluten Free Grubspots
Hello folks! I was in Chicago this past week and I had some terrific gluten free food at Hub 51, a local hot spot in Chicago. Their gluten free menu is pretty extensive and is almost the same as their regular menu, I was pleasantly surprised! It was tough deciding what I was going to eat because of all the options, which is unusual in itself.
I did have to pass on one of my favorite beers (Fat Tire) but that is okay I had a delicious Malbec which was more than satisfying with my slow roasted pulled pork tacos. (I'm a straight sucker for tacos, as you have probably realized.) Since I have previously reviewed taco's before (Rocco's Tacos), I felt "obligated" to try something else at the restaurant. So I went with the Shrimp Ceviche which my server recommended. I have never had ceviche before but let me tell you it is freaking delicious! (and also quite beautiful, see below)
The Ceviche was made with fresh key west pink shrimp, avocado, lime, orange juice, cilantro and jícama. Jícama is something that I had never had before and it was really nice. Crunchy but sweet and very watery if that makes sense. It is essentially part of the bean family and is commonly known as a Mexican yam or turnip.
Clearly, I wasn't satisfied... ;-)
Here is a look at the tacos. The presentation of the food was noticeably splendid. You could really just tell that they took care in each dish and that is something worth noting.
You could tell the place was a local hot spot as I said because it was packed! The entire time I was there it was full, and I thought I was going to a late dinner at 9. Nope, I was wrong. The atmosphere with the dim lighting and music playing was perfect for a place to meet and have a few drinks after work.
Check out this odd painting they had near the front door. Kind of cool!
Last but not least I loved there "Bill" holder. Mostly because it contained my name and was kind of funny.
Let me just say, if you are eating in Chicago and the weather allows it, eat outside. What a great city for people watching!
For Better Living,