After a day of watching collegiate softball at the Dome in Rosemont, Jim and I chose the nearby Murray Bros. Caddychack for our dining pleasure. I wrote about it for Global Traveler at Eat, Drink and Be Murray.
I had heard about Murray Bros. Caddyshack long before it actually opened late last year. It was highly anticipated by fans of the classic movie and Chicagoans in general, including me.
At last year's Wizard World, Kato Kaelin introduced me to Mike Avella, the GM of Murray Bros. Caddyshack. My interview with him can be found at On the Beat With Mike Avella.
It took me a little too long, but I finally did make it to Murray Bros. Caddyshack and I caught up with Mike. When I asked him about business, he stated, “Business is great only because of the great customers who come in and try us. We’ve been successful because we treat locals like they are locals, and everyone is a VIP.”
More importantly for this hungry reporter, I asked him about the shark tacos on the daily specials list. Mike said they were fantastic and in fact, would be placed on the main menu because of their popularity. That sold me and I always wanted to try shark.
The meal consisted of 3 big soft shell corn tacos filled with chunks of shark meat and jicama, accompanied by a large saucer of refried beans and another saucer of rice. All was delicious. The shark taco was bursting with flavor and textures. The refried beans were excellent, not the usual paste you get elsewhere.
Jimmy got the shrimp. It looked very good and he enjoyed it.
Murray Bros. Caddyshack was a good lunch choice. It isn't really a sports bar, but there are several big screen televisions. There is also a nice amount of Caddyshack memorabilia, without it being overrun by it.
Go to MBCShack.com for more info on Murray Bros. Caddyshack restaurants. If you're ever in the area (Rosemont or Fort Lauderdale), stop in to "Eat, Drink and Be Murray."
Mike Avella and me in Rosemont, IL-February 2018.