Thursday, May 17, 2012

Kotel Kosher: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Kotel Kosher: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

First the good:
It is great to have another option for lunch downtown in Chicago.  It is nice that they have salads, and not just sandwiches.  I also like the fact that they have Bissili and not just chips.  The location is perfect for me at least, just far enough from my office for me to feel like I am getting away for a few minutes, but not to far. 

Then the bad:
The variety of sandwiches is extremely poor.  You only have the choice of tuna, egg salad, turkey, or club (which includes turkey) all served on rye.  The sandwiches are served plain, not a piece of lettuce or tomato in sight and there was no ketchup available.  Also, there did not seem to be very much meat on the sandwiches.  Finally, I was there on Wednesday at 12:20 and they were already out of salads.  They have Starr Kosher Catering making the food for them, really how hard is it to make fresh sandwiches???

Finally the Ugly:
Get rid of the classic Jewish groceries.  No one shops at the train station for egg noodles!!!!

The verdict:
This place has potential if they get their act together.  They need to start making their own food, with more options and larger portions otherwise for roughly the same price people will go to the Loop Synagogue for food from Sandwich Club.

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