Ok, here's my arguments for the places I've found so far that I've been to, from north to south:
Khan's BBQ- right in the heart of Little India- great neighborhood. Good tandoori-grill meats, lots of vegetarian stuff. My only complaint is that the menu is not in English and it can be difficult to order vegetables, especially- you're not exactly sure what you're getting. I think I may have taken the time to translate a menu and have a copy at home. I'll see what I can do. Either way, it's really good.
Moody's Pub- we almost went here on a previous tour. Great burgers. If the weather isn't too crappy, we can sit outside- beautiful beer garden.
Broadway & Argyle- home of many Asian favorites that we've been to before- Sun Wah, Ba Le, etc.
Bombon Bakery- the best tres leche cake. Ever.
Carnitas Don Pedro- we've been there before as a group- it's where "Dining al Trunko" was born! Amazing carnitas and chicharones!
Chinatown- Little Three Happiness, the Chinese bakery, New Furama that iris mentioned....need I say more?
La Chaparrita- it's a little farther away, but it's so good! They have several taco fillings you don't see in other places- suadero
(sweetbreads). They're also grilled in a unique way, I guess the way the do it in Mexico City- a domed, circular griddle. They have really good cebollitas, too.
Ed's Potsticker House- pork belly pancakes, eggplant "candy", soup dumplings....*homer drool
La Palapa- more of a summer place and Sunday is supposed to be 50 degrees, but hey, it's Chicago and weather reports mean nothing. Shrimp, calamari, langostinos....no argument needed for this place.
The other places I have on the map are places I've heard are good and I've done minimal research into them. I think Buddy said ChiTownDiner has been to Pleasant House Bakery and loves it.
post edited by abe_froeman - 2013/10/16 16:34:15