April 23, 2013

Inside Chubbies in the Delmar Loop

The smartest new restaurant among the cluster of new establishments at Delmar and Eastgate Avenue might be the most unassuming. Tucked between the storefronts that will become the bodega and Blueprint, you wouldn't notice the joint were it not for its goofy name: Chubbies. Continue reading Ian Froeb's review of Chubbies on the Delmar Loop.

Photos by Jennifer Silverberg for the RFT.
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A "Double Chubbie Cheddar" comes stacked with two patties, cheddar and carmelized onions. Seen here with the addition of bacon and a side of crinkle fries.
A "Double Chubbie Cheddar" comes stacked with two patties, cheddar and carmelized onions. Seen here with the addition of bacon and a side of crinkle fries.
Chubbie's facade, 6227 Delmar Boulevard. "Just read the words printed across the windows — burgers, wings, frozen custard — and envision the hordes of hungry students walking back from campus to their new Wash. U. digs." -- Ian Froeb
Chubbie's facade, 6227 Delmar Boulevard. "Just read the words printed across the windows — burgers, wings, frozen custard — and envision the hordes of hungry students walking back from campus to their new Wash. U. digs." -- Ian Froeb
A twelve-piece order of Buffalo wings with a side of ranch dressing.
A twelve-piece order of Buffalo wings with a side of ranch dressing.
Chubbie's dining room "cultivates a dorm-room vibe, minus the reek of unlaundered track pants and spilled bong water. The decor includes Cardinals and Sopranos memorabilia and a poster advising what steps to take in the event of a zombie apocalypse." -- Ian Froeb
Chubbie's dining room "cultivates a dorm-room vibe, minus the reek of unlaundered track pants and spilled bong water. The decor includes Cardinals and Sopranos memorabilia and a poster advising what steps to take in the event of a zombie apocalypse." -- Ian Froeb
The "Chicago" dog is a Nathan's hot dog dressed with onions, relish, mustard, sport peppers, pickle spear, tomatoes and celery salt.
The "Chicago" dog is a Nathan's hot dog dressed with onions, relish, mustard, sport peppers, pickle spear, tomatoes and celery salt.
Frozen custard with Oreos.
Frozen custard with Oreos.
The "Philly Steak Cheese," a selection from the Chubbie Chasers on the menu.
The "Philly Steak Cheese," a selection from the Chubbie Chasers on the menu.
Inside at Chubbie's.
Inside at Chubbie's.
Inside at Chubbie's.
Inside at Chubbie's.
Chubbie's menu and prep area.
Chubbie's menu and prep area.