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Restaurants the center of Chicago needs - a challenge

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Restaurants the center of Chicago needs - a challenge

Shannon Clark | Jan 17, 2004 05:04 PM

Hi all,

The thread on Korean made me wonder, what other restaurant styles is Chicago, or at least the center parts of Chicago missing?

Clearly - a good, suitable for business lunches/dinners, but also chowhound outings Korean is one that is missing from the center parts of Chicago (but thankfully appears to be available in the Suburbs and north/northwest side of Chicago - thanks Gary!)

Others that come to mind are possibly:

Wood fired pizza - options I know of are again North or far Northwest sides of the city

Good vegetarian - what options do exist in the central parts of the city?

Great barbeque - looks like Lems is the best option at the moment, followed by some places out in the burbs - anything closer to the city center? Fogo de Chao is at least one form of "grilled meat" - but probably really a different style altogether.

I'm sure there are others - what comes to mind? Over the past decade the central parts of Chicago (south loop, west loop, loop, river north, streeterville, gold coast, perhaps greektown/chinatown/old town if you stretch a bit) have become very chow friendly indeed, but I'm sure we are missing some things.

What are they?

Shannon

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