Does anyone have any suggestions for suburban ethnic restaurants/neighborhoods/grocers? My criteria would be somewhere within an hour radius of the Chicago proper, where there is either an outstanding, authentic, ethnic (any ethnicity) restaurant. In a perfect world that restaurant would have a few other related stops to check out in the area. (Like a grocery or market.)
I'm just so programmed to go to the same area whenever I get a yen for a certain type of food--just looking to expand my options.
Oh, and I used to live in the North suburbs and have eaten pretty thoroughly through the Evanston/Skokie areas.