Hey, everyone. New to the site and the boards here. :-) I'm a college student living in dorms without access to a kitchen or any place to cook food besides the microwave on top of my mini-fridge. Not an ideal situation for one who loves to cook. Thankfully, however, after this semester, I'll be moving for the Summer months to an apartment on Belmont Avenue in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. My own kitchen for the first time in my life!
I was wondering if anyone could make suggestions as to good places to shop for ingredients, good places to eat, etc.
My mother's side of the family is Polish and my grandmother still lives in Avondale, so I've already got Alexandra's Pierogi place and Gene's Sausage Shop in my past and looking forward to visiting there on my own sometime soon! I've also had the pleasure of shopping once at A&G Fresh Market...Great produce, great prices.
Any other suggestions? Bakeries? Cafes?
Thanks very much in advance!