Talk about having all the odds stacked against him–last Wednesday at Avondale’s PitchFork Food & Saloon, trivia host Sharone had to compete not only with the hottest group of men on ice since The Mighty Ducks 3 (or at least, Joshua Jackson), but also with Cinco de Mayo. A lesser trivia night would have been a miserable failure. But the trivia night at PitchFork was so well-run that we hardly even noticed the distractions. We look forward to returning on a normal day!
PitchFork is owned by the same people responsible for Rebel, Waterhouse, and Bluelight. Parking is easy and the restaurant is really cute! It looks like a saloon but not in a cheesy Great America way. We got there at around 7:30 and had no problem getting a table, but it filled up before trivia started at 8pm. The menu is heavy on meat and BBQ, boasting championship chili and the Cordis Brothers Ribs, which were voted #1 at 2009 Ribfest. They love meat so much that they put chicken in Sasha’s cheese quesadillas. However, my southwest salad was mostly lettuce. I think next time we’ll just go ahead and try the barbecue.
If you prefer a liquid dinner, PitchFork has over 40 whiskeys on its whiskey list. They also offer half price bottles and glasses of wine and $6-32 oz glasses of Leinenkugel.
Trivia is brought to you by Let’s Go trivia, with seven rounds of seven or eight questions. This week we were quizzed on general knowledge, TV, movies & games, sports, and we caught a huge break with questions about THE LAW! As usual, the questions were great…not too difficult, not too easy, and a great music round. We always get really excited about TV theme songs. The handout round was really unique–we had to identify car makes–but not ideal for a couple of girls. It was a little weird at times because the bar would occasionally turn the sound on for the Blackhawks game (BIG BUFF!), so Sharone would read a few questions really fast and then have to take a break between the next few questions.
That being said, we had a good time at trivia and barely even noticed much difference. Definitely check out Wednesday nights at PitchFork and tell them we sent you!
PitchFork Food & Saloon
2922 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago
8pm to 10pm