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Visitor seeks Mexican/Puerto Rican/Soul food

Gritseeker | Jul 14, 2006 06:55 PM


I'm coming to Chicago for six days later this month to eat (and write about) food that's unique to your city and not really/fully available in mine (Toronto).

I'll be focusing on Mexican, Puerto Rican and Soul food and would love tips. I'm looking for the complete range - street-level to upscale to fusion (had memorable Indo-Puerto Rican churrasco/mofongo in Puerto Rico a few years ago).

Have compiled tips for hot dogs, deep-dish pizza et al (from previous threads, guidebooks, other chicago websites) - but really would love up-to-date advice for Mexican/Puerto Rican/Soul food.

A few random queries:
1. Is chicken vesuvio any good, or kinda dull/you had to grow up with it?
2. Are there any must-eats at Maxwell Street Market (or, what else to do when you get to town at 8am on a Sunday)
3. Is there still a Nigerian food truck on N. Upper Columbus Dr. Is it worth a meal?
4. Is Nacional 27 worth a visit?

Too many questions, I know. Any answers greatly appreciated.

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