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Source for smoked salmon?

I see that someone mentioned Calumet Fisheries, which I agree is quite a trek. A similar alternative closer in the city is Hagen's Fish Market. Dirk's Fish is another option.

Dec 23, 2013
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Breadfruit in Chicago

I got breadfruit from Armitage Produce once (by far the most well-stocked boricua supermarket in the city), but the quality was not quite there. Perhaps I just picked a bad one.

Dec 23, 2013
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Michelin Predictions for 2014

Here are my two cents.

More Likely to Happen
- New
o 1 star: Elizabeth, Brindille, The Lobby, Senza
o 2 stars: Grace
- Changes
o promotion: Sixteen, Moto

Less Likely to Happen but Still Possible
- New
o 1 star: EL ideas, Masaki
- Changes
o promotion: Tru
o demotion: Mexique

Personally, I really hope EL ideas gets a star. They deserve it.

Oct 17, 2013
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Chicago = Overrated?

The Lobby's food has improved dramatically after the arrival of Lee Wolen. The bread and wine service have also improved. Although it doesn't have the panache of a tasting-menu based fine dining restaurant, the execution is certainly at Michelin one-star level.

For brunch, I also really like Yoshi's Cafe for its Japanese breakfast on Sunday.

May 03, 2013
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Indian Food in Chicago

In addition to the many places on Devon, I think Sankalp and Priya in Schaumburg (a NW burb) are also quite good. Both specialize in South Indian food.

Jan 25, 2013
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