Thefoodbaby.com bottom line:
- You get to summon unlimited amounts of meat to you with a colored chip?! Genius.
- Beware of the salad bar: it’s delicious, and dangerously filling.
- The variety and quantity of meats were impressive, but no one selection resulted in meatgasm.
Let me tell you a little bit about me. There is nothing on this earth I love more than meat. I am a loud and proud hardcore carnivore. I named my dog Bacon. My college friends and I call ourselves The Meat Crew, and we have annual Meatunions. I could go on waxing philosophical about my affinity for all things meaty, but I will spare you…as I assume you get the picture by now.
So my husband and I were having serious marital issues because he had never taken me to this glorious place called Chima. A wonderland where people magically appear with different slabs of seared animal flesh, and carve unlimited amounts onto your plate! I was getting ready to divorce him if he didn’t take me soon. Fortunately he saved our marriage and we went last night with our freakin amazing group of friends from our ‘hood.
We stopped by Bentley’s on 27 for a drink (PS Jordan chardonnay is to die for!) and then headed over to the meat palace. Our table wasn’t ready when we arrived, so we headed upstairs to the bar for more booze consumption. Unfortunately, it was about 30 more minutes before we were seated. They should know better than to do that to 12 hungry people dying of anticipation. We finally did get seated at 9:30 and let the games begin.
A few of us opted to graze the salad bar. We held ourselves back and grazed lightly because I had been strongly advised about the dangers of the salad bar. It’s so beautiful and everything looks so delicious – even the most dedicated meatatarians could slip up and over-fill. I couldn’t resist some tiny samples, and grabbed bites of calamari, shrimp salad, prosciutto, blue cheese and walnuts on endive, and a seriously phallic spear of asparagus – every bite of which was delicious, especially the shrimp.
|Salad bar selections|
|The dankalicious leg o' lamb|