Like a sci-fi flick or fantasy novel, The Meatloaf Bakery requires a certain suspension of disbelief. In this alternate universe, pastry cases beckon with massive "cakes" of ground meats draped in delicately piped mashed-potato "frosting." "A Wing and a Prayer" cupcakes—juicy ground chicken oozing mild blue cheese—qualify as essential Chicago eating. But the “Burger” loaf's greasy beef patty opens the bad-meatloaf-memory floodgates of American lore, and not even dainty puff pastry can convince us that salmon should meet its end in a fishy meatloaf. These hunks of meat are far superior hot, so prepare to spend 20 minutes waiting, or let carryout make you into a believer.
The Meatloaf Bakery
|Venue name:||The Meatloaf Bakery|
2464 N Clark St
|Cross street:||between Arlington and Deming Pls|
|Opening hours:||Noon–8pm (closed Mon)|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Fullerton. Bus: 8, 11, 22, 36, 74.|
|Price:||Average main course: $9|