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Breakfast recommendations - NW side of Chicago

I was actually thinking about the area that's west of Milwaukeem, east of Austin and between Armitage and Roscoe. It's sort of an obscure area, hence the request for recommendations.

Feb 09, 2011
EvanstonE in Chicago Area

Breakfast recommendations - NW side of Chicago

Can anyone recommend a good place for a weekday breakfast on the NW side of Chicago?

Feb 08, 2011
EvanstonE in Chicago Area

Fenugreek seeds

Any Indian market will have it in stock. It's used in a lot of dishes.

Dec 28, 2010
EvanstonE in Chicago Area

Kerala grocery store on golf road, Chicago il

It's in a large shopping center at the north east corner of Milawaukee and Golf. There's an indian grocery on Main, just west of Crawford (MGM Geetha) that has a large selection of southern Indian grocery items.

Dec 26, 2010
EvanstonE in Chicago Area

~~~Any good butcher shops in evanston or skokie~~~

Zier's and Jerry's are both quite good. I'd add Al's in downtown Wilmette, just east of the train station. They've got a good selection of meats, including dry-aged steaks, as well as one of my favorite delicacies, scrapple.

Dec 26, 2010
EvanstonE in Chicago Area

ISO Exceptional Pie in NW Illinios

Need to travel to NW Illinois this coming Thursday and will have a car. Anybody know of any places that have exceptional pies (preferably fruit)?

Live poultry in Chicago

Anybody know a poultry market in Chicago or the North(western) suburbs that sells live poultry which is slaughtered on premises? Extra points for recommendations for meat markets that stock other types of live animals which can be slaughtered on premises.

May 25, 2009
EvanstonE in Chicago Area

Any "Must Eat" Mexican in South O.C.?

Former Angeleno coming out to South O.C. from the Chicago area for a few days later this month. Can anyone recommend any "must eat" Mexican restaurants? Oaxacan recommendations would be particularly welcome.

Apr 06, 2009
EvanstonE in Los Angeles Area

Recommendations for Mexican in Mesa?

My son and I are coming out to Mesa the end of this month for spring training. Hoping to find some really good Mexican while we're out there (or fry bread?). The more authentic, the better.

Mar 23, 2009
EvanstonE in Phoenix

Where can I buy fresh pork bellies?

Grant Park Packing, 842 W. Lake. I've got two fresh pork bellies in my basement refrigerator that I bought their on Saturday for some pancetta I'm making. I don't think there's a pig part that they don't stock.

Here's their website

Jan 12, 2009
EvanstonE in Chicago Area

Restaurant Possibilities Near United Center?

Going to see REM at the United Center on Friday 6/6. Any recommendations for a casual early dinner near the U.C.?

Jun 05, 2008
EvanstonE in Chicago Area

Have you been to Mitsuwa Marketplace?

There's a local outpost of Santoku (?), a ramen noodle chain with other locatiosn in the L.A. area. It's reputed to have very good ramen. To get an idea of what the L.A. Santoku is like, check out

Jan 02, 2008
EvanstonE in Chicago Area

Bakeries in the Loop or nearby?

could try Cafe Bom Bon on Washington, between Wells and LaSalle. It's the Loop outpost of a Mexican bakery/cafe which has other locations in Pilsen and La Villita. They've got a small but interesting selection of baked goods, as most of their business is related to their cafe.

Jan 02, 2008
EvanstonE in Chicago Area

Recommendations for Kosher and non-Kosher diners near Michigan Ave.?

My wife and I (the non-Kosher eaters) are having dinner on Saturday with her old college friend and her husband (the Kosher eaters). They're staying on Michigan Avenue (near Chicago Ave.). Anyone have some ideas for a place that can accomodate Kosher requirements, specifically fish and vegetarian?

Aug 30, 2007
EvanstonE in Chicago Area