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South Kedzie (45th-63rd) & 63rd St

CMC | Jun 2, 200302:53 PM

On a trip yesterday from Logan Square to The Nile on 63rd for the best falafil in Chicago (and good but just not up to the King's Shawarma) I encountered countless restuarants that may or may not have been covered on chowhound, especially Mexican. It was saturated in the same way as say, Rogers Park can be, with 5-10 little places on each block. As I'd been out eating at a variey of places already that day and REALLY wanted the falafil and shawarma at Nile, I didn't stop anywhere on the way. I plan on investigating this area a lot more in the next few weeks. I searched a bit on the board but I didn't find much mention of this area outside of the 63rd St Middle Eastern area. Does anybody have any recommendations on Kedzie? It would be quite interesting if somebody has somethign to say about the BBQ place a little futher north that offered Hem and Cheese, among other correctly spelled items.

After eating at The Nile I drove back to Logan via Pulaski to see what I might find. On the way to Pulaski I came across 2 or 3 interesting looking Italian/Pizzerias that showed some promise. Once on Pulaski I finally stopped at one on 57th & Pulaski (I have the name written down in my car). They didn't have slices ready on Sunday but were more than willing to make me one if I wanted to wait a while. I declined but told them I'd be back. Apparently this place has been there for about 40 years (and looks it, which is why I stopped) and, according to the woman behind the counter, they serve a thin, crispy crust pizza.

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