Here’s my Chicago restaurant review for Big Star (1531 N Damen Ave., Chicago IL).
If you are looking for a place to wile away the day while sucking down wonderful margaritas and some pretty decent chow, this is your kind of place. Sit outside on the large patio on a beautiful fall afternoon and time will melt away. Or, hide away inside when the weather turns and warm up with shots of tequila and queso fundido.
No, Big Star is not terribly authentic Mexican. No, the menu isn’t very large. Yea, service can be hit or miss. But you’ve come here for a good time so relax and take it all in stride.
I start the day off with some chips (how can half taste good and the other half be incredibly stale?) along with some guac that has merit. In fact, he starts off with two orders as he waits for more friends to arrive. Then the margaritas hit the table and the day takes a decidedly fun turn.