Fat Rice - Chicago
Husband-and-wife team Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo have created a tiny culinary empire at the corner of Diversey and Sacramento, in Logan Square. Fat Rice, The Bakery at Fat Rice and The Ladies' Room flow seamlessly into one another.
The award-winning, James Beard-nominated Fat Rice is the flagship of the three. Its culinary influences range from Portugal to the island nation of Macau. Conlon draws upon his Portuguese heritage and travels to many exotic nations for inspiration.
One of Fat Rice's specialties is arroz gordo, which literally means "fat rice" in Macanese. Their version features jasmine rice laced with sofrito, chorizo and salted duck. It is then topped with curried thighs, char siu pork, linguiça sausage, prawns, steamed clams, tea eggs, chicken-fat-fried croutons, olives and pickled chillies.
The adjacent Ladies Room lounge showcases classic and exotic cocktails in a tiny, vibrantly hued room. There are also large-format cocktails, beer, cider and a few snacks.