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Old Town options

Kamahachi moved down north on Wells and I've heard it's gone quite downhill. The old Kamahachi was known for their fresh, quality simple sushi, but the new location sounds gimmicky and trying to hard to be trendy.

For casual and cheap I would recommend Old Jerusulum (falafal pitas, good hummus and salads).

For mid-range, Topo Gigio and Bistro Margot. Beware, the serving sizes at Topo Gigio are very generous! You might want to consider splitting.

May 02, 2012
RenMechan in Chicago Area

Where to buy mussels to make at home?

Well that's quite an image. Fresh=good. Frozen=bad. :) Thank you! I'll definitely check out Dirks. It's a bit far from where I live, but I know it's the best fish monger in the city so it's worth the trek.

May 02, 2012
RenMechan in Chicago Area

Where to buy mussels to make at home?

Does anyone have a great source in Chicago for purchasing mussels to prepare at home? The mussels at Jewel and Dominick's always look fairly sad. I love mussels and order them at restaurants frequently (Hopleaf, Vincent, Leopold, etc.), but I'm looking to make them at home. I welcome any suggestions!

May 01, 2012
RenMechan in Chicago Area