Chicago Review: Sept. 2009... Sushi Samba Rio - The Eaten Path
The Eaten Path

For Chicago's September brunch, the gang headed to Sushi Samba Rio in River North.  Known for its swank, loungey vibe at night, we were interested in trying their recent addition of brunch.

The deal:

$16 per guest $8 per samba kid under 12 years old (+ tax and tip) -- includes one specialty, sandwich or salad and 3 mimosas, bloody marys, caipiroska or mocktails.

The good:

- Mimosas were made with fresh-squeezed orange juice.
- Sunday morning sushi
- cast iron baked eggs roasted tomato, soft white polenta, manchego cheese with salad
- churrasco and eggs grilled hanger steak, two eggs any style with onion rings
- doce de leite french toast seasonal fruit (papaya and blueberries), powdered sugar
- blt sandwich grilled black tiger shrimp, lettuce, applewood smoked bacon, key lime garlic mayo

The bad:

- The bloody Marys were a little boring and the mimosas were on the weak side.

The service:

Fine.  Friendly and helpful.

(photos below: baked eggs, churrasco and eggs, shrimp sandwich)

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