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Interesting places, northwest side Chicago?

Mgmax | Jan 17, 200206:39 PM

So because of where I live and other stuff, I find myself driving around basically what's northwest of Lincoln Park (all the way to Skokie or thereabouts). And I've tried various restaurants in that general path, especially on Lincoln. But I'm always willing to try something else, especially in areas like Lincoln north of Foster or on Montrose, Lawrence, Foster, etc., where you might find a lot of Asian places (Lincoln) or Mexican/Latin American (the others) but not be sure which are worth trying first. (I've eaten in a couple of Korean places but feel like I've usually ordered the wrong food, or sat in the wrong restaurant.)

So I'm curious what discoveries people have made along that general northwest corridor. Some of mine, which aren't terribly unknown, I'm sure (some I've seen discussed here):

Dona Torta (Ashland/Wellington)-- healthier than usual burrito place (may be called Tortas USA now)

New York Pizza (Lawrence/Damen)-- not exactly, but pretty good for slices

That place that serves pupusas on Western north of Lawrence-- hot fresh pupusas were damn tasty, rest was pretty weird/unpleasant

Rocco's (Lawrence/Western)-- pretty fresh-tasting panini and such

Rancho Luna (Peterson/Jersey)-- Cuban

Dengeo's (Skokie somewhere or other)-- better/less greasy than average but otherwise very typical Greek dog and burger spot

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