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Chicago: Polish, Lithuanian, Bosnian, Italian?

jonathan gold | Sep 7, 1998 02:02 AM

On a recent chow-intensive trip to
Chicago, I managed to try scores of
good hot dog stands (Fluky's in Rogers
Park is nonpariel); dozens of ribs
(every American city should have a barbecue
pit as good as Lem's on 75th St.) and
several examples of what I've fondly
begun to refer to as the Chicago institution
of the Hundred Dollar Meal (Le Francais is
one of the most profoundly silly restaurants
in the universe, but boy, those fellas can

Still, I found myself untterly incapable of
finding a great Polish restaurant (the beloved
Busy Bee was a recent victim of Wicker Park
gentrification), a great old-time Italian
place, which must exist in droves, or a
Lithuanian place that didn't reek of stale
bacon. Please, oh great mavens--can you

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