Dove’s Luncheonette Chicago

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Dove’s opens at 9. I normally open with good morning but 9 is almost afternoon.

Dove's Chicago Exterior
Dove’s Chicago
Exterior
Dove's Chicago Exterior
Dove’s Chicago
Exterior
Dove's Chicago Located almost under the L tracks
Dove’s Chicago
Located almost under the L tracks

I hate to start on a negative note especially since my fans know I don’t really like to write anything negative. The place is small but more to my point it’s pretty much all counter and communal dining. If you are a fat introvert like me, this is a bad combination. You are going to be parking your @ss on a stool eating next to a stranger. On the other hand if you are a friendly extrovert that loves to meet new people this is for you. Especially if you love Hipsters.

It was clean and carpet free. I DID spot one Chicken statue. UGH There was an interesting mix of Blues, Soul, R&B and 80’s Porn music. (Not that I have any idea what that sounds like)   7   

Dove's Chicago Interior
Dove’s Chicago
Interior
Dove's Chicago Interior
Dove’s Chicago
Interior
Dove's Chicago Interior
Dove’s Chicago
Interior
Dove's Chicago Interior
Dove’s Chicago
Interior
Dove's Chicago Interior Complete with Hipsters
Dove’s Chicago
Awwwww How Sweet

 

Coffee is served minus any alternative sweetner. Sugar out of a butler is your only choice.

The Coffee was good though   8    They have a couple of delicious cold brews that Matthew brought me to sample. He provided me with the science behind it but I didn’t write it down. Dope     8   

Dove's Chicago Sugar Butler
Dove’s Chicago
Sugar Butler

Water is served out of a fancy bottle

Dove's Chicago Water dispenser
Dove’s Chicago
Water dispenser

 

CLOTH Napkins

Dove's Chicago Cloth Napkins
Dove’s Chicago
Cloth Napkins
Dove's Chicago Cloth Napkins
Dove’s Chicago
Cloth Napkins

 

The menu is of moderate size. I checked it out on line so I had some familiarity with it.  Off we go!

Burnt Ends Hash

I love Burnt Ends so they already have a foot in my culinary door.  The Burnt ends were tender and well seasoned.    8    The potatoes reminded me of potato skins that were chopped and deep fried.    8   The Sunny Side Up eggs were very close to perfect   9   The toast was of your standard Texas variety   5   BUT it was BUTTERED   9    The collective score of this tasty dish is an   8    Dove’s also supplied 3 kinds of spicy house sauces on the table that were all good.

Dove's Chicago Hot Sauce Station
Dove’s Chicago
Hot Sauce Station

 

 

Dove's Chicago Burnt Ends Hash
Dove’s Chicago
Burnt Ends Hash
Dove's Chicago Burnt Ends Hash
Dove’s Chicago
Burnt Ends Hash
Dove's Chicago Burnt Ends Hash
Dove’s Chicago
Burnt Ends Hash
Dove's Chicago Burnt Ends Hash
Dove’s Chicago
Burnt Ends Hash
Dove's Chicago Burnt Ends Hash
Dove’s Chicago
Burnt Ends Hash

 

Avocado Toast

Make sure that you take a look at the Menu for a complete description of this imaginative dish.  It was crispy and very delicious! All it needed was a sprinkle of salt. Unfortunately all that was available was table salt. This was worth parking my big butt on an uncomfortable stool for.   9    

Dove's Chicago Avocado Toast
Dove’s Chicago
Avocado Toast
Dove's Chicago Avocado Toast
Dove’s Chicago
Avocado Toast

 

Chicken Fried Chicken

Some of you may know that there are a couple of comfort foods that are universally loved that I am just luke warm about. One of them is Fried Chicken. This happens to be one of Dove’s signature dishes. I ordered it sort of knowing that I wasn’t going to love it. I was wrong. It was great. Crisp Juicy and a touch of citrus. 2 things were a big contributor. Chicken THIGHS. My favorite. I also suspect that the chicken was brined. The Gravy was fantastic but sparse and I love Peas which were plentiful. Hat off to you Chef You made an   8   bordering on a 9  Fried Chicken Dish.

Dove's Chicago Chicken Fried Chicken
Dove’s Chicago
Chicken Fried Chicken
Dove's Chicago Chicken Fried Chicken
Dove’s Chicago
Chicken Fried Chicken
Dove's Chicago Chicken Fried Chicken
Dove’s Chicago
Chicken Fried Chicken
Dove's Chicago Chicken Fried Chicken
Dove’s Chicago
Chicken Fried Chicken
Dove's Chicago Chicken Fried Chicken
Dove’s Chicago
Chicken Fried Chicken

 

Odd Stubby chicken cutter. As it turned I didn’t need it. It was tender enough to cut with a fork.

Dove's Chicago Stubby Chicken Cutter
Dove’s Chicago
Stubby Chicken Cutter

 

My legs were falling asleep from the stool. I took a trip to the RR to stretch my legs. Matthew wiped off the table and did a fork swap   10

 

Last Up

Sopapillas Con Queso Requesón

A little hard to eat. I could have used the stubby chicken cutter on them. The crispy flying saucers of dough were light and delicious. The ricotta style citrus flavored cheese and Sorghum syrup worked. I haven’t had Sorghum Syrup since I was a small child. YUM    8   

Dove's Chicago Sopapillas
Dove’s Chicago
Sopapillas
Dove's Chicago Sopapillas
Dove’s Chicago
Sopapillas
Dove's Chicago Sopapillas
Dove’s Chicago
Sopapillas
Dove's Chicago Sopapillas
Dove’s Chicago
Sopapillas
Dove's Chicago Sopapillas
Dove’s Chicago
Sopapillas

 

So to wrap it up Gators, Dove’s has good food but you’d better be there when they open. Also be ready for a communal dining experience.

As for me I’m off to my next adventure!

 

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