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Petra Cafe, Nick's Gyros, DePaul Music Mart

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Petra Cafe, Nick's Gyros, DePaul Music Mart

Mugs | Feb 14, 2004 01:03 PM

Congenial counterwoman (like all you 'hounds who provided info on Petra, Haifa, and Jaffa!); I give the falafel sandwich a grade of "B"; the yellow-squash-colored lentil soup, nearly a broth as someone noted, is tasty and a goodsized portion; accompanying pita lacked flavor; clean, well-appointed restroom.

Petra Cafe
331 S. Franklin
Chicago 60606
312/913-9662

Winter: M-F, 10a-3p
Summer: Open an hour or two later
Closed Sat.-Sun. year 'round

Yesterday afternoon I drove by Nick's on the NW corner of Harlem and Touhy. It's sign boasts of the best gyros in America with over 5 million sold. Is Nick's gyros good?

Finally, finding anyplace open on a Saturday morning near the La Salle St. Station can be bleak, so I felt like I'd happened upon an urban oasis when I walked through the DePaul Music Mart at Jackson and State to find coffee stands open, tables and chairs arrayed around the nearby staircase, and a string orchestra practicing on the lower level. Pleasant.

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