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Red Apple

View Map6474 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Tel: (773) 763-3407
Fax: (773) 763-3406
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Editorial Review of Red Apple

If you go to the Red Apple, go hungry. The buffet brimming with Polish food leaves no chance of eating in moderation. Between the ten salads, most of which owe their creamy texture to mayo, you could get your fill without ever tasting an entree. Don't miss the kidney bean salad with crunchy celery and red onion or the corn and rice salad. Red Apple attempts to be vegetarian-friendly, even offering mushroom gravy with rice for an entree, but there's no escaping the spread of meat prepared in countless ways. Try the juicy and subtly spicy Polish sausage with a fork full of sauerkraut or take a stab at the carve-your-own turkey and beef station. Skip the basil chicken and any other meats with a grease-laden sauce.

The buffet continues with pierogis and dumplings. The cheese pierogis are delectably creamy and stuffed to the max. The meat version, however, doesn't impress. Instead of filling up on lackluster crepes, take extras of the sweet apple and savory potato pancakes, which are perfectly crisped and piping hot. All this food comes at a bargainó$7.49 during the week and $8.49 on weekends.

Average cost: $10-$20

Centerstage Reviewer: Dana Kavan

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11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday

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