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  • Post #241 - February 5th, 2018, 7:52 am
    Post #241 - February 5th, 2018, 7:52 am Post #241 - February 5th, 2018, 7:52 am
    Dave148 wrote:
    Chicago French Market getting 4 new vendors

    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/ ... ew-vendors

    In case you're blocked by the paywall, the four new vendors are: Lito's Empanadas, Firenze Italian Street Food, Tiger Ceviche and Pierogi Crib.
  • Post #242 - April 26th, 2018, 1:47 pm
    Post #242 - April 26th, 2018, 1:47 pm Post #242 - April 26th, 2018, 1:47 pm
    With the weather now conducive to travel for lunch, I made my way over to try one of the new places. First choice was Tiger Ceviche but when perusing the menu, they use tilapia for all their fish. Tilipia? I didn't think that was really fish.....next.

    Hit up Firenze Italian Street Food and their 'Spicy' sandwich. All in all it was good, but rather thin on the hearty ingredients (thankfully it was on skinny bread product). Not going to make the 'gotta have again' list.

    Also, Smoke Street and Steam (one of the top spots there, imo) has been out of commission for more than a month now. I FB messaged him in early March when he wasn't around and he said it was an 'equipment issue' that he hoped to have fixed ASAP. I hope it works out for the guy. He was shorthanded and slow to produce, but man was it good!
  • Post #243 - July 23rd, 2018, 10:52 am
    Post #243 - July 23rd, 2018, 10:52 am Post #243 - July 23rd, 2018, 10:52 am
    So the hope that Street Smoke and Steam would recover from 'equipment issues' (see above post) never happened.....

    In it's place will be the soon to open JoKer's Cajun Kitchen. Menu peek shows they will jump on the continually escalating price structure for downtown lunches (and breakfast, an $11 biscuit sandwich??) - just hoping the quality will match.
  • Post #244 - August 27th, 2018, 10:00 am
    Post #244 - August 27th, 2018, 10:00 am Post #244 - August 27th, 2018, 10:00 am
    Get ready for four new vendors and more items from three existing vendors at longtime West Loop food hall the Chicago French Market. Blue Spot Sushi and Joker’s Cajun Kitchen are newly-open, while Saigon Sisters’ Bang Chop Thai Kitchen and Jianbing Chinese street food are coming in October, according to a news release.

    https://chicago.eater.com/2018/8/27/177 ... sale-intel
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #245 - December 17th, 2018, 7:12 am
    Post #245 - December 17th, 2018, 7:12 am Post #245 - December 17th, 2018, 7:12 am
    Chicago’s French Market has a new vendor selling Chinese street food, including scallion pancakes. It’s called Jianbing.

    https://chicago.eater.com/2018/9/28/179 ... -fall-2018
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #246 - January 24th, 2019, 9:16 pm
    Post #246 - January 24th, 2019, 9:16 pm Post #246 - January 24th, 2019, 9:16 pm
    Demera now has a stall selling Ethiopian food.

    All in all, the place looks like it's thriving.
  • Post #247 - January 25th, 2019, 6:20 am
    Post #247 - January 25th, 2019, 6:20 am Post #247 - January 25th, 2019, 6:20 am
    And the Jianbing place is spot-on, at least the couple plain (no-protein) ones I've had so far. A joy to have jianbing back in my life.
  • Post #248 - January 26th, 2019, 8:55 am
    Post #248 - January 26th, 2019, 8:55 am Post #248 - January 26th, 2019, 8:55 am
    And, though I didn't see it noted anywhere above, Tiger Ceviche (which I enjoyed on my one visit) appears to be gone permanently.
    Gypsy Boy

    "I am not a glutton--I am an explorer of food." (Erma Bombeck)
  • Post #249 - January 27th, 2019, 8:28 am
    Post #249 - January 27th, 2019, 8:28 am Post #249 - January 27th, 2019, 8:28 am
    mtgl wrote:And the Jianbing place is spot-on, at least the couple plain (no-protein) ones I've had so far.
    Very cool, though it may be a while as I never seem to find close-in parking and walking blocks in sub-zero temps, even for Jianbing, is a non-starter.
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #250 - September 11th, 2019, 11:12 am
    Post #250 - September 11th, 2019, 11:12 am Post #250 - September 11th, 2019, 11:12 am
    Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine is opening a wine bar in the Chicago French Market

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/c ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #251 - November 20th, 2019, 12:15 pm
    Post #251 - November 20th, 2019, 12:15 pm Post #251 - November 20th, 2019, 12:15 pm
    Two new entrants to the dining scene here:

    Garafuna Playa - an outpost of the southside restaurant serving Caribbean food. Just had the jerk chicken with rice&beans. Sauce over the top was flavorful and perfectly spiced. Very tasty stuff, definitely return visit worthy. They also have beef or chicken stew that looked good. Home store is highly rated by the usual suspects.

    Turkitch - Another satellite, this one from Diversey Ave. Website shows it to be a chain with franchise info available? Food looked good, there was a small group that had just walked up and commented they had been waiting for it to open in this space - they were fans of the northside location.

    These are side by side in the middle of the market.
  • Post #252 - July 21st, 2020, 6:42 am
    Post #252 - July 21st, 2020, 6:42 am Post #252 - July 21st, 2020, 6:42 am
    A Taste of the Philippines is now open at Chicago’s French Market

    https://chicago.eater.com/2020/7/20/213 ... nch-market
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #253 - September 30th, 2020, 2:47 pm
    Post #253 - September 30th, 2020, 2:47 pm Post #253 - September 30th, 2020, 2:47 pm
    Longtime West Loop food hall Chicago French Market will feature a diminished vendor lineup this winter due to a limited pool of customers in the area — a result of the pandemic that’s become a daily struggle for many downtown restaurants. Some vendors, including an outpost of local Belizian restaurant Garifuna Flava, seafood spot Happy Lobster, and Turkitch Turkish Kitchen, will go into “partial hibernation” until March 1, according to a news release.

    https://chicago.eater.com/2020/9/30/214 ... ll-chicago
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard

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