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Feasts at home - deli/food shop/ethnic market recommendations?

irh2irh2 | Nov 2, 2011 08:54 PM

We just moved to Chicago, and don't yet know where you'd go to pick up little delicious dishes for parties we're too lazy to cook for. In Boston, we'd go to Watertown and pick up a Middle Eastern feast from the Armenian grocery stores (mezze, bread, sweets, salads, lahmejunes) or go to Italian shops for antipasti and cheeses etc; in New York the same, but also great Jewish delis; what's possible here? Any recommendations on Devon? Italian? Middle Eastern? Anything unique we can get here that wouldn't be as accessible elsewhere? We live in Hyde Park, but we'll drive for the good stuff.

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