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Announcing: The GNRs, Class of 2018

Announcing: The GNRs, Class of 2018
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  • Announcing: The GNRs, Class of 2018

    Post #1 - May 21st, 2018, 11:42 am
    Post #1 - May 21st, 2018, 11:42 am Post #1 - May 21st, 2018, 11:42 am
    The GNR Committee is once again excited to announce the newest class of Great Neighborhood Restaurants/Resources: The Class of 2018. The GNRs were on hiatus in 2017 so it is with great anticipation that newest entries have arrived. As usual, the GNRs continue to highlight a wide range of offerings with humble grocery story taquerias holding their own next to hip farmer's markets and late-night cabbie hang-outs.

    The Class of 2018:

    Carniceria Guanajuato #3 - the grill counter at this grocery store uses a local pipeline of the best ingredients out there to perfect tacos ranging from tongue to chile relleno, with salsas to match.

    Carnivore - Oak Park meat shop of wonder, stocked with local produce, handcrafted charcuterie, fresh oysters, and an expert grill turning out exceptional burgers and vegetable sides.

    Green City Market - Green City is a year-round market treasure unique to Chicago, with growers from every nearby state working symbiotically with our best chefs.

    Kabobi - a special gem of Persian cuisine in Albany Park, Kabobi's care is evident in everything from smooth vegetable preparations to perfectly grilled and seasoned meats.

    New China Station - a mothership of Chinatown flavors descended to the North Side, serving huge portions of crisp dry chili fish, pot stickers, and cumin lamb.

    Pakeeza - this social hub for South Asian cabbies welcomes all with some of the most deeply flavored Indo-Pakistani cuisine out there, and arguably the perfect naan.

    Pearl's - this Edgewater spot has a Cajun heart and skills covering the breadth of Southern foodways, from scratch gumbo and pimento cheese to Nutter Butter pie.

    Tandoori - you could trek to Devon or Lahore or just land in Des Plaines for ideal biryani and palak gosht, served with notable hospitality.

    Taqueria el Asadero - this humble taqueria on West Montrose excels at carne asada and has one of the most potent salsas verde around, cutting through even their rich burritos.


    Thanks to all LTHers for participating in the nomination and discussion process, and for everything you bring to the board. See these newbies included in the updated master list, factoring renewals, and map here: