Yesterday took me out into the hinterland of the north burbs (Lincolonshire, just off of Milwaukee Ave).
On my drive back along Milwaukee Ave (in the midst of a near Monsoon so I likely missed many places) I noted a fairly surprising number of chowhoundlikely places scattered amongst the otherwise dreadful suburban sprawl.
Little Korean markets, noodle shops and the like, some intriguing Eurpean bakeries, and a few other likely candidates (and not including those famous/infamous spots like Bob Chins).
If I do ever find myself once again out that way, are there any places that Chowhounds would recommend I try? As well, it strikes me that Milwaukee Ave - starting at the Loop and working our way out of the city and into the burbs (and beyond) could be a really interesting Chowhound event.
A very wide range of places, very diverse (and distinctive) communities, and lots of hole-in-the-wall places.