Worried that they’d be inundated with kale smoothies, tofu, and other hallmarks of California cuisine, Mike and Penny are surprised to find that Pacific Standard Time serves up killer wood-fired bread and Asian-influenced eats. Penny and Mike throw down over high-end steak service and Mike confirms that Penny is a curmudgeon. Mike also complains that he hates meringue and that after like 20 seasons, Top Chef contestants still don’t know how to make dessert. PST’s pastry chef Natalie Saben makes Mike love meringue again.
Read Penny’s dining notes here.
PST is located at 141 W. Erie, Chicago, IL