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  • Post #91 - June 24th, 2019, 3:37 pm
    Post #91 - June 24th, 2019, 3:37 pm Post #91 - June 24th, 2019, 3:37 pm
    Some more that haven’t been mentioned in this thread (at least recently):

    Rocky’s Tortas
    Cuetzala
    Huaraches Dona Chio

    Non-Mexican:

    Hoosier Mama
    Sauce And Bread Kitchen
    BopNGrill
    La Unica
    Yamon Jerk Grill
    Ethiopian Diamond 2

    Devon is indeed nearby, especially:

    Tea Leaf Garden
    Hyderabad House
    Khan BBQ
  • Post #92 - June 24th, 2019, 7:28 pm
    Post #92 - June 24th, 2019, 7:28 pm Post #92 - June 24th, 2019, 7:28 pm
    Thank you for the tip and link to the review on El Sabor Poblano. Now intend to stop there in the near future.
    "I live on good soup, not on fine words." -Moliere
  • Post #93 - June 24th, 2019, 7:36 pm
    Post #93 - June 24th, 2019, 7:36 pm Post #93 - June 24th, 2019, 7:36 pm
    Thanks all for the tips -- looking forward to checking them out!
  • Post #94 - June 24th, 2019, 9:19 pm
    Post #94 - June 24th, 2019, 9:19 pm Post #94 - June 24th, 2019, 9:19 pm
    A few more:
    Sol Cafe- good coffee and lunch.
    Badou-Senegalese
    Archie’s: Coffee and Pastries
    Libanais: Lebanese
    Devon Market: homemade frozen pelmeni in the small freezer in front of the butcher. Cook at home.
    Peppercorns: Szechuan in Evanston.
    Hewn: bread
    Red hot chili pepper: indo-Chinese in Evanston
  • Post #95 - June 24th, 2019, 9:25 pm
    Post #95 - June 24th, 2019, 9:25 pm Post #95 - June 24th, 2019, 9:25 pm
    Tamales Lo Mejor De Guerrero on Clark has great pork tamales and pozole.

    Onward near loyola red line stop just recently opened and is owned by a former owner of Grace. Never been but meaning to swing by

    Thinking about places in this area really make me miss the 2nd outpost of ATK
  • Post #96 - June 25th, 2019, 12:13 am
    Post #96 - June 25th, 2019, 12:13 am Post #96 - June 25th, 2019, 12:13 am
    bw77 wrote:Thank you for the tip and link to the review on El Sabor Poblano.


    That’s one thing you can’t get done well near Rogers Park.
  • Post #97 - June 25th, 2019, 8:26 am
    Post #97 - June 25th, 2019, 8:26 am Post #97 - June 25th, 2019, 8:26 am
    scottsol wrote:
    bw77 wrote:Thank you for the tip and link to the review on El Sabor Poblano.


    That’s one thing you can’t get done well near Rogers Park.

    Not since Jared left town, anyway.
  • Post #98 - June 25th, 2019, 11:31 am
    Post #98 - June 25th, 2019, 11:31 am Post #98 - June 25th, 2019, 11:31 am
    scottsol wrote:
    bw77 wrote:Thank you for the tip and link to the review on El Sabor Poblano.


    That’s one thing you can’t get done well near Rogers Park.



    Hilarious!
    "I live on good soup, not on fine words." -Moliere
  • Post #99 - December 16th, 2019, 8:31 pm
    Post #99 - December 16th, 2019, 8:31 pm Post #99 - December 16th, 2019, 8:31 pm
    We've been Rogers Park residents for 2+ months now, and are really enjoying the local eats. A quick rundown of our favorites:

    R Public House: We live only a couple blocks away, and this has become our go-to neighborhood spot. Elevated pub fare by a chef with an actual name (not a cook who throws frozen stuff in a microwave), tasty rotating specials, fantastic beer and liquor list, awesome brick oven pizzas and great community spirit.

    Anto Pizza and Pasta: I've only been to this BYOB pizza place once, but can't wait to return....I'm still dreaming about the slice of ricotta and zucchini pizza I had.

    YaMon: As I posted in the YaMon thread, my husband is a Jamaican food fanatic. He's now been here twice, I've been here once, we both loved it. Who would have thunk that jerk chicken tacos could be so awesome?

    Union Pizza (Evanston): Notice that I've mentioned pizza at three times now? Never would I have imagined. I've lived in Chicago for 31 years and I'm not a fan of most local pizza. So the fact I've eaten pizza at multiple places multiple times in the last two months is astonishing. I'm sure there are some years I've gone 12 straight months without eating any pizza. Also, Union Pizza's mussels and their salads rock. No reservations, so go early or expect a wait.

    El Sabor Poblano: That mole! Those tortillas! The warm and welcoming service! If I lived within walking distance, I'd be talking about how much mole I'd eaten in the last two months, instead of talking about how much pizza I'm eating.

    Libanais (Lincolnwood): I've only gotten delivery from Libanais, but wow. Having lived in the Middle East and London, I'd like to think I know good Lebanese from bad, and this was awesome. Can't wait to check it out in person.

    Income Tax (Edgewater): Been twice now. Love the small plates, love the flavor combinations, love the vibe.

    Peckish Pig: The statute of limitations has expired, so I can now publicly admit that I drank underage at PM Club on Howard back in the 1980s. If you'd told me then that, approaching my 50s, I'd be dining out with friends at a gastropub/microbrewery across the street, my reaction probably would have been, "What's a gastropub?" But seriously, we love PP for a quick lunch at the bar or a grazing dinner with friends. Just introduced it to a couple West Loopers who know their way around Chicago's restaurants and they adored it.
  • Post #100 - July 15th, 2021, 3:22 pm
    Post #100 - July 15th, 2021, 3:22 pm Post #100 - July 15th, 2021, 3:22 pm
    chgoeditor wrote:Anto Pizza and Pasta: I've only been to this BYOB pizza place once, but can't wait to return....I'm still dreaming about the slice of ricotta and zucchini pizza I had.

    I'll add a shout-out to Anto Pizza and Pasta. We celebrated Mr. X's birthday there last night after a quick celebratory drink beforehand at Rogers Park Social. I called ahead to make a reservation on the back patio for our group of 7. We ended up doing family style. Appetizers included fried calamari (delicious!), arancini (good), Italian fries (the one I had was good) and the special of fried squash blossoms. These were perfectly prepared, though I was surprised that they were just the blossoms. No filling. For the next course, we ordered a chicken parmigiano, ricotta/pistachio ravioli and two thin crust pizzas (Margherita and roasted potato and cheese). I thought the ravioli was fantastic. We finished with tiramisu and a flourless chocolate cake and all were happy. Service was great and BYO is always a plus.

    Anto Pizza and Pasta
    1547 W Jarvis
    Chicago, IL 60626
    773-942-6964
    https://antopizza.com/
    -Mary
  • Post #101 - July 16th, 2021, 8:22 pm
    Post #101 - July 16th, 2021, 8:22 pm Post #101 - July 16th, 2021, 8:22 pm
    We're still loving Rogers Park. My list above still stands but a few more spots to add both on and around RP:

    The quesabirria guy on Touhy by the AutoZone parking lot: Never did I imagine that a guy who throws a tent up on the sidewalk would be my go-to for a quesabirria, but he rocks. I want to try his tamales but every time I go he tells me he sold out.

    Paleteria Las Delicias de Michoacán: Every couple weeks we throw a cooler in the car and buy a dozen popsicles from this spot. I discovered the when entertaining in the summer, Mexican popsicles make a fantastic dessert, plus we managed to finish the rest of them off in between dinner parties. I am a fan of the passion fruit and strawberry kiwi, my husband loves the strawberry and cream, and raspberry and cheese. Pina colada is also excellent, but mango chili is a little too spicy for me.

    Caribbean American Baking Co.: YaMon has been closed recently, but hopefully not for good. This is now our go-to spot for Jamaican patties, then on a weekly basis we usually have an assortment of beef, jerk chicken and curry chicken patties in the fridge. Reheated they make great lunch.

    Bat 17: We had been meaning to get here for years, and finally got here an early July. I regret not going earlier. I love the Roxy sandwich, and their onions strings are amazing.
  • Post #102 - July 19th, 2021, 10:19 am
    Post #102 - July 19th, 2021, 10:19 am Post #102 - July 19th, 2021, 10:19 am
    I live on Lunt, in West Rogers Park, and for the last 20 years I have been desperately looking for a decent Sichuan or Vietnamese restaurant no farther than 6 or 7 minutes away by car. For Vietnamese my regular eatery has been for more than a quarter of a century Hoanh Long at 6148 N. Lincoln a very spacious, nice, clean, and consistently good, family owned sino-vietnamese place . But it is not in Rogers Park per se. Some of my favorite dishes there are a very good Pho Ga (chicken), the Cochinchine or Singapore Noodles, the great spicy shrimps in lemongrass sauce, the chicken or beef in their own Hoanh Long spicy sauce.

    Closer to home (about 5 minutes by car, is 2 Lanterns Cafe, at 3900 W. Touhy. it is located in Lincolnwood, and is better known as a "carry out" that has only 3 tables. It has become one of my favorite "pan-asian" eatery in Chicago. Jenny, the owner, hostess, and chef, who was born in Cambodia, is a very competent cook who is able to create great flavors in simple but well composed Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and Cambodian influenced dishes. She uses essentially fresh meat and vegetable ingredients, and is very good at balancing them harmoniously with spices and herbs. Besides she has a very pleasant and jovial personality and would do anything to accommodate your tastes and special requirements.
    I also love her very comforting rice-noodle chicken soup, basil chicken, and lemongrass chicken stew.
    Once again it is not located in Rogers Park per se but is very close. I go there once a week.
    And of course, but it is in Evanston, The Peppercorn Kitchen, a reliable Sichuan restaurant on Davis St, is always there.

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