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Toham African Cuisine and Trib "World Eats" column

zim | Jun 10, 200211:00 AM

The discussion of yellow book and afghan vs. african listings reminded of something.

the other day driving along lake shore drive, I spotted a little pull-behind catering truck for a place I had never been: Toham African Cuisine. I grabbed a pencil and some paper and jotted down the info i could read off the truck, unfortunately, my writing while driving skills are not that great. Last friday they were written up in my favorite chicago restaurant resource. The Trib Friday Section's "World Eats."

This feature, usually only a paragraph or two, concentrates on one dish and its execution at a few places around the city. Are their surveys exhaustive, of course not, but it is a kind of written "horizontal tasting". Toham's mention was in a discussion of goat dishes. It may have been one of these articles that clued me in to the tofu soup spot on bryn mawr.

Unfortunately, these are not archived at the trib's free mirror site, metromix. After the week in circulation, they disappear into the trib's pay database. Even in the friday section, they are not always easy to see as part of the continuing world eats feature. I'll attach a link to the most recent one which will expire on the 14th. It seems to that metromix would be enlivened with some sort of compilation of these articles.

So this all brings me to the question - has anyone tried toham?


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