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The best meal we had in Chicago a few weekends ago was the last one. Thanks to my awesome cousin who rules Chicago and her suggestion, we went to GT Fish & Oyster. It’s a gorgeous and fun setting, the service was fantastic and the food phenomenal. Easily the best meal of the year so far. Thank you, Chicago!

The menu is made up of small plates so it’s best to order a few. Or five thousand. As we did. Our server was so awesome and he made it really fun for us as we told him we were celebrating Nora’s birthday. Also – he could have sold us a plate of salt if he wanted to. He had us in the palm of his hand. If he suggested we try one more thing, we did. If he suggested we get more drinks, we did. Dessert to split? Yes, please!

So we ordered a lot. I am showing approximately four percent of the dishes that actually came to us. Starting with the clam chowder as you see above. Isn’t it cute how it was presented? And it was so good. You know I love me some clam chowder.

We got some oysters, duh:

Do you know how much fun it is to like oysters? I am so glad I am a fan. Here is an oyster I don’t remember which kind (shame on me for slacking with my Oysterpedia app!) and some mignonette on top. Delicious.

This was PHENOMENAL. Black gnocchi with squid ink, carrot lobster broth, prawns and fiddlehead ferns. AMAZING. I love gnocchi (esp when it’s good) and I love prawns. Excellente.

This is the lobster roll. They were kind enough to cut it in three for us. Also delicious. I’m excited because it’s going against The Mermaid at this year’s Tasting Table Lobster Roll Rumble, which naturally I’ll be at. Also the fried onions behind it – normally couldn’t care less. NOPE. Delicious and addicting.

The last picture of food I’m going to post is the lobster mac and cheese:

Ok these are my favorite kind of noodles that mac and cheese is made with. Yes. And they brought this dish to us last, which we appreciated, so it didn’t fill us up in the beginning (like I said before – we ordered five thousand other things I am not posting.) Perfect.

An all-around excellent meal. I can’t talk it up enough. If you go to Chicago, you must absolutely, absolutely go here. And here’s one last photo of me and my ladies before Kayti and I headed back to Michigan and said goodbye to Nora and my newfound love and appreciation of Chicago:

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DISCLAIMER! The Mermaid Inn and Mermaid Oyster Bar are actually my employers. And I’m totally going to be using these photos on our official tumblr too. WITH THAT SAID I could never work for a restaurant I did not like and with that said, I eat at the Mermaid Inn and Mermaid Oyster Bar more than I’ve eaten at a single restaurant in my entire life, simply because it is actually delicious. So, there’s that. If you are my friend, or if you read this blog, and have not yet eaten at one of the Mermaid locations – shame on you!

So… The Mermaid Oyster Bar is now open for brunch/lunch starting at noon on the weekends and that pretty much changes everything. Above is a $7 glass of Sangria (Yes, I AM promoting our specials so that you go there).

Also: dollar oysters from noon til 7:

Did you hear me? Noon til 7. That is seven hours. A dozen Blue Points, please. Also – see that little card sitting on the bar behind the oysters? It’s called a table tent and I made it. They always say cute and or hilarious things. At least to me.

Finally: a lobster roll/lobster sandwich. That’s what’s going on here:

I waaaaas going to try one of the brunchy specials, but I was with Miss KP and the second she said she was getting the lobster roll – that was a total game changer. I couldn’t not order the lobster roll if that’s what she was getting. Tom, one of the OB managers, who is fabulous, even made fun of me and said it was great that I was trying their new dishes and thinking outside the box. HA.

What can I do? :)

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