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    Post #1 - January 31st, 2008, 1:00 am
    Post #1 - January 31st, 2008, 1:00 am Post #1 - January 31st, 2008, 1:00 am
    I'll be in Aurora for a gallery opening tomorrow night, and I'll need to get something to eat. My only requirement is nothing "spicy". My GF loves all things bland. I'm looking for cheap eats.... pizza, ethnic, sandwiches. I did a search of the boards and came up with several mexican spots.... La Quebrada, Taqueria Los Cabritos, El Pollo Giro. The posts are kinda old, so I don't know who is in business. Any advice? Other recs?
  • Post #2 - January 31st, 2008, 1:08 am
    Post #2 - January 31st, 2008, 1:08 am Post #2 - January 31st, 2008, 1:08 am
    oh, and cocina barro came up too.

    PS... where can I get good bread in that area? I live in Lafayette, Indiana, and I absolutely cannot find decent bread in town. I'd like to pack my freezer with some good loaves.
  • Post #3 - January 31st, 2008, 7:17 am
    Post #3 - January 31st, 2008, 7:17 am Post #3 - January 31st, 2008, 7:17 am
    Here are a couple of ideas. I had a solid lunch the other day at Wit's End in downtown Aurora. It's on New York Street just west of the river and casino.

    http://www.witsendaurora.com/witsend/menu.html

    Ach N Lou's has a claim on being the home-town pizza favorite. It's at 1592 North Farnsworth Avenue on the west side of the street in a little strip mall. Good thin crust pizza.

    http://chicago.metromix.com/bars-and-cl ... 84/content

    Also, Walter Payton's Roundhouse is on Broadway connected to the train station. Great atmosphere, good food -- but not cheap!

    Good luck on the bread. If you find anything, let us know!
  • Post #4 - January 31st, 2008, 7:31 am
    Post #4 - January 31st, 2008, 7:31 am Post #4 - January 31st, 2008, 7:31 am
    Where is this gallery opening? Is it the one tonight at Aurora University? Location will help. Walter Payton's Roundhouse is my favorite in Aurora but as said above, not cheap. Great atmosphere and always fun to see the Walter Payton Museum.

    http://www.walterpaytonsroundhouse.com/
  • Post #5 - January 31st, 2008, 12:13 pm
    Post #5 - January 31st, 2008, 12:13 pm Post #5 - January 31st, 2008, 12:13 pm
    Yep, its the one at Aurora University.
  • Post #6 - January 31st, 2008, 1:00 pm
    Post #6 - January 31st, 2008, 1:00 pm Post #6 - January 31st, 2008, 1:00 pm
    We're going to that exhibit on Saturday! Looks like a good one! One Prairie Stree, which is a few blocks south of AU is Luigi's Pizza and Fun Center. Big warehouse building with fun stuff going on inside but very good pizza. On West Galena is Baneks, a small place in a strip mall near the Aldi's, excellant burgers amongst other things. A little further on that street is Tiawanna's. Ok, crazy name and stupid logo but pretty good Mexican. It's surpisingly housed inside a Browns Chicken! It's in the back of the parking lot by Wal-Mart. Very fresh, well made food, they have an open kitchen and is not in anyway related to Brown's other than same building and owner. Each of these places are within a few minutes of AU. My partner works for AU and these are places we sometimes hit for lunch.

    Tiawanna's Cantina
    2115 West Galena

    Banek's
    2124 West Galena

    Luigi's Pizza and Fun Center
    732 Prairie
  • Post #7 - September 10th, 2012, 12:53 pm
    Post #7 - September 10th, 2012, 12:53 pm Post #7 - September 10th, 2012, 12:53 pm
    Cheap one two punch on the east side.

    Steam table lunch @ Carniseria El Paso

    Also house made flour tortillas & grocery.

    Carniseria EL Paso
    634 E. NEw York Street
    Aurora, IL.

    Sweets @ La Chicanita Bakery

    Liked this spot, grab a cafeteria style tray and a set of tongs and pick the cookies, doughnuts, etc that you like. inexpensive & good. Favorite was a sugar rasied doughnut with a rich cream filling. Fresh made bollilo is also nice.

    La Chicanita Bakery
    700 E. New York # 110
    Aurora, IL.
  • Post #8 - September 11th, 2012, 7:12 am
    Post #8 - September 11th, 2012, 7:12 am Post #8 - September 11th, 2012, 7:12 am
    Old post with some changes. Walter Payton's Roundhouse is now Two Brother's Roundhouse and Banek's is now Hounds Blue Moon. I haven't been to either since they changed hands.
  • Post #9 - July 8th, 2021, 10:08 pm
    Post #9 - July 8th, 2021, 10:08 pm Post #9 - July 8th, 2021, 10:08 pm
    Any updates to this topic? A place that would be open for lunch on Fridays (specifically tomorrow!) Checking out the menu for La Quebrada, GNR-recipient, but other suggestions welcome. I had Mexican for lunch today, so maybe something else. Is the Two Brothers Roundhouse serving food again?

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