Went to check out Cafe Suron, a new Persian place in Rogers Park tonight, and was pleasantly suprised. It is a new place with a rather strange look in a former apartment lobby converted into a restaurant. But it makes up for this rather strange look (which is not entirely bad) with excellent food and very reasonable prices. Particularly good tonight were the appetizers, the first a type of Persian eggplant dip (the 2nd item on the appetizer list, since I can't remember the name) and the second a Portabella mushroom in an interesting paprika-honey-wine sauce with cheese and vegetables which was quite good. My wife's fessenjan (a kind of Persian mole) was very tasty and my Chemeh kebab was also excellent, although the scallop kebab was a little bland. Appetizers are all under $4, main dishes all less than $15 and many under $10, and it's not too crowded yet as it's a new place and the location is unremarkable. But it's definitely a good find, and will become a regular destination for us. One quick note--no cards accepted, only cash and cheque.
Pratt just east of Sheridan