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Cafe Suron, Persian, Rogers Park

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Cafe Suron, Persian, Rogers Park

zim | Aug 29, 2002 09:54 AM

Ladt night I had a chance to check out this place.

First let me say that parking is much easier in the area if you arrive after 7:00 when the neighborhood parking bans aren't in effect.

The Room is really very nice, much nicer than i expected (fro more details see attached report) and for pleasant space, and the effort at presentation everything on the menu seems like it should be priced about a dollar MORE than it actually is. examples appetizers of grilled quail or octopus are 3.50-4.00 entrees run 8-10

For veggies, most of the eats other than sabzi dish, which will remind eaters of indian food of any number of palak dish, are on the appetizer section of the menu. From that we had a stuffed eggplant that was very tasty as well as the very samll but tasty (if not as tasty as turkish cuisine's) little bird.

For the main dish i had a chicken fessenjan which was strips of grilled ichicken in a pomegrante and ground walnut sauce. The chicken didn't do all that much for me (not much grill flavor) but the sauce was pretty great. Under the pomegranate, there was a complexity that reminded me of moles or a good rogan josh.

All dishes come with either white or dilled rice (with lima beans) I much preferred the dill, as the white rice wasn't the great stuff they have at noon-o-kabob (and also not served with the same copious amounts of butter)

All in all, I 'd be happy to come back and try some of the more standard items (shishleek, koubideh) stuff but If I'm really hankering for the persian stuff, i'd still head over to Noon-o-kabob.

afterwards we headed across the street for expressos and pastries and sat outside and Panini, Panini

I would attach a link to an earlier review of the place by AndreaOK, but I can't seem to get the full chicago index to load (probably need to empty the browser cache). It's there though if you do a search on the chicago index

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