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Potato cakes and jerk octopus for St. Pat’s Day

  • 10 March 2014

St. Paddy’s Day tends to bring out the amateurs.

Revelers who, like besotted leprechauns, seek the end of the rainbow and its pot of beer-pong gold.

This year, say goodbye to all that at Grand Tour, a gastropub plating elevated Irish eats, now open in Ravenswood.

Grand Tour’s your new neighborhood haunt: a global hub of food and drink with a central roundabout bar, exposed brick walls and flatscreens dedicated to international and stateside sports.

Their menu features grub from a new region every month, and this month, fittingly, the specialties come from the land of Micks and Bridgets.

On order: corned beef sausage with cabbage and a smoked rainbow trout with champ potato cake dish that would make even Maimeo happy.

You’ll want to explore the regular menu, too, which flavor-trips everywhere from China to Iceland to Spain to Mexico. Our favored destination: the Jamaica-inspired marinated jerk octopus and crispy plantains drizzled with habanero citrus vinaigrette.

It’s reason to book a return trip.

Ed. note: As of publishing date, Grand Tour awaits a liquor license. With luck of the Irish they’ll have it by the weekend. Till then, they’re BYO. Stay updated and you can plan accordingly.

The Specifics

Grand Tour

2434 W. Montrose
b/w Artesian & Campbell
(872) 208 - 7246

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