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Ceviche

Oh my god, I went to La Mar too and I would live there if I could. I'm not betting they'd open around out parts anytime soon though... our fresh seafood offerings don't quite offer the same level as sf does. Unless they want to make lakefish ceviche.... I wonder if that would be any good?

Mar 11, 2010
eskimo.mel in Chicago Area

Ceviche

Where is the best place that I can get Ceviche? I live downtown, so nothing super out-there would be ideal... but then again, I would go most anywhere for the good stuff. I like the Peruvian kind best! Suggestions, please?

Mar 04, 2010
eskimo.mel in Chicago Area

Anyone tried Oysy Sushi?

Oysy is okay. It's really pricey for what you end up getting, but the atmosphere is nice for a date or impressing friends. For a similar but more tasty restaurant, I like Friends Sushi. At least there, even if the prices are similar, I feel like I get more bang for my buck in terms of quantity and creativity -- their menu is much wider, their servings are larger.
Sushi Samba I love but it is definitely not a strict sushi place. It has Latin-fusion and straight up Latin food as well. It's also really loud!

Mar 04, 2010
eskimo.mel in Chicago Area

weekly produce box suggestions?

Does anyone have suggestions for a weekly produce box service? Like a CSA? My only constraint is that I wouldn't pay more than $20 a week (which is about how much I spend on produce weekly anyway) and that they deliver to the Gold Coast area. I heard New Leaf was excellent but they don't seem to deliver to my zipcode.

Thanks chowhounders!

Dec 10, 2009
eskimo.mel in Chicago Area

Best cupcakes in town?

MOLLY'S. Always and forever. Boyfriend likes Sugarbliss more but we go to Molly's more often because it's a great place to hang out. Solid coffee, lots of tables, and board games. You can make your own as well.

Dec 06, 2009
eskimo.mel in Chicago Area

Best Wine Bar that also serves good food in Chicago?

I like Salute on Superior, about a block or so away from Michigan. It's only been open a few months so it isn't usually swamped. The wine list and food is exclusively Italian. What makes me love it though is the staff. The wine we drank was chosen by the staff entirely (four glasses of whatever red you feel we must have) after we answered a question about our preferences and every single glass was bulls-eye good. Haven't had the food, but the menu looked good (small plates) and yelpers seem to like it.

Dec 06, 2009
eskimo.mel in Chicago Area

Japanese Curry?

A bit of both. I've been to the Japanese restaurants around me like Totoro, Kamehachi, Ginza, and they don't seem to offer curry. Places I have found to offer it tend to be Pan Asian, such as Pacific Bistro or Miss Asia, but these just aren't the goods.

Dec 04, 2009
eskimo.mel in Chicago Area

Freshly baked madeleines?

Hmm, no idea really but they are very easy to make yourself. I use Nigella Lawson's recipe from How to Eat and you can get madeleine pans at Williams-Sonoma. Nothing beats making them at midnight after a stressful day!

Dec 04, 2009
eskimo.mel in Chicago Area

Japanese Curry?

Hello!
Could anyone recommend a good restaurant for Japanese Curry in Chicago? Since moving to Chicago last year, I have found all of none, and now that the snow has arrived I'm keen to begin my search anew.
Thank you much...

Dec 04, 2009
eskimo.mel in Chicago Area

laksa?

Hey guys,

Does anyone know where I can find some Laksa paste in Chicago? I can't get to the suburbs too easily...

Thanks,
m

Feb 18, 2009
eskimo.mel in Chicago Area