Elton John guessed that's what they call it the blues 'cause he had to guess -- but what does a rich British dude really know about the blues when he gets to wear whatever sunglasses he wants? Giving you the real deal blues and a whole lot else, Dee's Place
From a guy with deep ties to the Chi blues scene, DP's slinging soul food and live music in a cozy space that's decked with vintage blues posters and black-and-white photos on loan from the Chicago Blues Museum showing the younger days of greats like Cab Calloway and Sam Cooke, who you can observe while wondering when your change is gonna come. The comfort food-laden menu starts with the meat, with just about every kind of chicken imaginable (fried, smothered, BBQ, baked, jerk), beef short ribs, rib tips, and a whole catfish, but not a whole Catfish Hunter, because that'd just be a slider. From there it's time to load up on sides like mac and cheese, greens, candied yams, and corn on the cob, followed by assorted rotating desserts like banana pudding and peach cobbler, which is always a shoe-in
Entertainment-wise they're going well beyond blues with jazz nights, Motown Mondays, karaoke, and even poetry, which Elton John knows all about, but then again, no.