I had a friend from NJ stay with me this weekend in the Northwest suburbs. For every meal, I would have immense difficulty coming up with a great restaurant in the area that was NOT a chain!
He often requested Indian or Mediterranean food so we looked up restaurants around on yellowpages and metromix and very very few options even came up. Chains like "Noodles and Company" were offered as suggestions in our quest for good food.
I was disappointed and frankly embarassed that there was nothing around...does anyone have any suggestions that prove otherwise?!
I sure hope so! Please list them here.