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Places you would like to try in 2019 but haven’t yet.
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    Post #1 - January 10th, 2019, 12:05 pm
    Post #1 - January 10th, 2019, 12:05 pm Post #1 - January 10th, 2019, 12:05 pm
    Below are some places I would like to try but haven’t yet. If anyone has been to any of the below (or would like to try as well) or would like to add their own places they would like to visit but haven’t yet please reply.

    Lollipop Chicken Wings in Mount Prospect looks to be another Korean chicken wing place like those served at (Great Sea, Bonchon, Crisp, Dak, Landbirds, Great Beijing, Joong Boo Market, etc...).

    Lollipop Chicken Wings
    1705 W Algonquin Rd
    Mount Prospect, IL 60056

    https://lollipopchickenwings.com/
    https://www.yelp.com/biz/lollipop-chick ... prospect-2

    Egg-A-Holic, An Indian street food restaurant based on Egg dishes. Looks like there are 2 location (Schaumburg and newly opened in River West in Chicago). This Thread by Ronnie_Suburban peaked my interest and I would like to take a visit to Egg-A-Holic to try some unique Indian dishes I haven’t seen before in other Indian restaurants. viewtopic.php?f=14&t=44793

    Egg-A-Holic
    location #1:
    829 W Higgins Rd,
    Schaumburg, IL 60195

    location #2:
    833 W Chicago Ave
    Chicago, IL 60642
    http://www.egg-o-holic.com/

    Papa Marcos Grill and Kabob in Waukegan was voted in Yelp's 'Top 100 Places to Eat for 2019' (at #57).
    https://www.yelpblog.com/2019/01/yelps- ... e-u-s-2019

    From looking at the menu, this restaurant looks to be similar to Pita Inn in offerings + some American offerings as well (BLT, Caesar Salad, etc...). Papa Marcos Grill and Kabob has 490 Yelp reviews at 5Star rating (and 506 Google reviews at a 5Star rating).

    Papa Marcos Grill and Kabob
    622 Grand Ave
    Waukegan, IL 60085
    https://www.yelp.com/biz/papa-marcos-gr ... waukegan-3
    http://papamarcosrestaurant.com/
  • Post #2 - January 10th, 2019, 2:04 pm
    Post #2 - January 10th, 2019, 2:04 pm Post #2 - January 10th, 2019, 2:04 pm
    polster wrote:Papa Marcos Grill and Kabob has 490 Yelp reviews at 5Star rating (and 506 Google reviews at a 5Star rating).

    Which makes it one of the best restaurants in the country according to Yelp :roll: , as noted in this article in yesterday's Tribune, which also says, "I just don't pay much attention to the actual star ratings. This list is a good example of why." :twisted:

    Yelp claims Chicago area's best restaurant is 40 miles away in Waukegan
  • Post #3 - January 10th, 2019, 2:18 pm
    Post #3 - January 10th, 2019, 2:18 pm Post #3 - January 10th, 2019, 2:18 pm
    nsxtasy wrote:
    polster wrote:Papa Marcos Grill and Kabob has 490 Yelp reviews at 5Star rating (and 506 Google reviews at a 5Star rating).

    Which makes it one of the best restaurants in the country according to Yelp :roll: , as noted in this article in yesterday's Tribune, which also says, "I just don't pay much attention to the actual star ratings. This list is a good example of why." :twisted:

    Yelp claims Chicago area's best restaurant is 40 miles away in Waukegan


    I agree on not paying attention to YELP ratings alone.. My curiosity is on why this fast casual restaurant is so popular in the first place. So for me a visit to this place is just for my own personal comparison to the standard Pita Inn.
  • Post #4 - January 10th, 2019, 4:49 pm
    Post #4 - January 10th, 2019, 4:49 pm Post #4 - January 10th, 2019, 4:49 pm
    Understood. Please let us know how you like it! (Regardless of whether or not it's one of the best restaurants in the country...)
  • Post #5 - January 10th, 2019, 5:32 pm
    Post #5 - January 10th, 2019, 5:32 pm Post #5 - January 10th, 2019, 5:32 pm
    Hi,

    I have passed this place in Waukegan multiple times. It has never been packed or looking extraordinarily busy. I have always seen available parking.

    A friend from Waukegan called today to puzzle about this restaurant's being nationally highlighted. She only went in once to collect a menu. She didn't feel compelled to stay, so all this hoopla is a surprise. She also scanned the reviews to find few from Waukegan and many from out of town, like Washington, D.C., California, Kentucky and Oregon on the Yelp front page. She wondered if this was rigged.

    We agreed to go soon to see what it is all about. If this attention creates others wondering and standing in line, too, well it may be while.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #6 - January 10th, 2019, 5:49 pm
    Post #6 - January 10th, 2019, 5:49 pm Post #6 - January 10th, 2019, 5:49 pm
    polster wrote:
    nsxtasy wrote:
    polster wrote:Papa Marcos Grill and Kabob has 490 Yelp reviews at 5Star rating (and 506 Google reviews at a 5Star rating).

    Which makes it one of the best restaurants in the country according to Yelp :roll: , as noted in this article in yesterday's Tribune, which also says, "I just don't pay much attention to the actual star ratings. This list is a good example of why." :twisted:

    Yelp claims Chicago area's best restaurant is 40 miles away in Waukegan


    I agree on not paying attention to YELP ratings alone.. My curiosity is on why this fast casual restaurant is so popular in the first place. So for me a visit to this place is just for my own personal comparison to the standard Pita Inn.

    My wife and I dined at Papa Marcos a couple of years ago. We were in the area after seeing a play at Clockwise Theater (RIP).

    As I recall, it was nothing special or out of the ordinary. Otherwise, I would have posted about in in LTH. I probably discovered it by doing a search for a restaurant in Urban Spoon.
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #7 - January 12th, 2019, 12:19 am
    Post #7 - January 12th, 2019, 12:19 am Post #7 - January 12th, 2019, 12:19 am
    I suggest reading this thread. :wink:
    The links you can use, without the fluff, or sales pitch: http://208.84.112.25/~pudgym29/bookmark4.html

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