When you do Filipino theatre, you get “eating” as a part of the rehearsal and performance scheduling. And such was the case when we performed for our playwright at a quaint coffee shop and diner in Chicago’s South Loop (a little northeast of Pilsen) at a place called Station E Café. The company I worked for was the first catering event they did at their place, and I’d say it was a success. Why? Because of this little gem:
This is their homemade molé sauce, and it’s probably the best molé in the world. It’s a lot sweeter and thinner than usual molé, but poured over rice and your choice of pan-seared tilapia or pork lumpia rolls… Holy crap. I had two plates. I tell you, that night, I’m sure the chef saw before his eyes the epitome of “a starving actor.” I’m not sure if they have this dish on their daily menu, but based on their Yelp page, a lot of people love their sandwiches and breakfast menu as well! If it wasn’t so far away from me, I would come all the time! If you need a place to go when you’re in that part of the city, be sure to stop by! Tell them RJ from CIRCA Pintig says hi!