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Beijing Pie House in LA; MorSo in Chicago

Morso, Chicago.
Morso, Chicago.
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Not a whole lot of reviews this Friday, but the ones that there were are gems. First up, Jonathan Gold discovers the "Homeland Meat Cake," which he says "sounds like the kind of fantasy Dick Cheney used to conjure up to cheer him through the long, lonely nights in his undisclosed location," at Beijing Pie House in Los Angeles.

Newish Chicago Sun-Times critic Michael Nagrant is already making up restaurant rules, this time drawing a line between old people restaurants and young people restaurants at MorSo: "Old people's hangouts usually involve lots of glinting service pieces and phlegmatic staff. A young person's spot is marked by ambitious food and undercut by everything else." Here are the end-of-week reviews:

Los Angeles:
LA Weekly/Jonathan Gold: Beijing Pie House

Washington, DC:
The Washingtonian: Virtue Feed & Grain, 1 star

Chicago:
Chicago Sun-Times/Michael Nagrant: MorSo, 1.5 stars

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