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Fat Rice

2957 W. Diversey Ave. (Richmond St.) Send to Phone
773-661-9170 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Fusion in the truest sense, this Portuguese-leaning pad from the X-Marx crew delivers a blast of flavor to Logan Square.
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Lunch Fri.-Sat., Dinner Tues.-Sat., Brunch Sun.

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Fat Rice Restaurant Review

: A commingling of Portuguese fare and cuisines of its one-time colonies, the food at this Logan Square haunt from chef/owner Abraham Conlon offers a fusion experience at its best, all thanks to the X-Marx crew. Do not bypass the “arroz gordo,” a casserole brimming with crisp chicken thigh, Portuguese sausage, head-on prawns, clams and roast pork, all nestled amid a mess of olives, chiles, tomatoes and tea-soaked hard-boiled eggs on crisped rice. It’s a meal and then some. Snack on small, panchan-like dishes, or score something searingly Sichuanese or, perhaps, rich, coconut-sauced African chicken. There’s a respectable, if somewhat limited, wine, beer and liquor selection for pairing. End with pineapple upside-down cake with sweet cream, licorice plum and cinnamon taro. It'll all leave you pondering --- and craving --- for days to come.

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