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Old 05-11-2009, 10:19 PM
 
Location: West Town, Chicago
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The world is very smaall when you are 800 miles from the next super big city.... Of course Chicago is lacking in oreintal food compared to LA, SF or NY that have muhc larger oriental populations.
I for one miss the wonderfull Burmese food at Village Mingala in Manhattan - beats Thai hands down. Try thousand layers cake if you ever venture there....
Now, where can I get Burmese food in Lincoln Park or any other part of Chicago

New York hosts United Nations and the city is the United Nations of national cuisine. There is virtually no country that is not represented in New York.
LOL @ ignorance
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:20 PM
 
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Just to add, this what a food critic from the L.A. times said:

"It's basically the No. 2 plate at a Mexican restaurant rolled into a flour tortilla," quips Jonathan Gold, food critic at L.A. Weekly and a former restaurant critic for Gourmet magazine. "But you wouldn't believe how many letters I get from readers asking where to find San Francisco-style burritos in L.A."

In search of the transcendent taqueria / Our critic puts 85 beloved Bay Area burrito joints to the test

Read the entire article and tell me Chicago can even come close on this one!

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Not Mexican....
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:24 PM
 
Location: West Town, Chicago
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If this is a joke, then you have succeeded.

There is no neighborhood in Chicago that can match the variety and consistancy of places like the Mission or the Marina.
Except for Rogers Park, Uptown, New City, Albany Park and Hyde Park, right?
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:25 PM
 
Location: West Town, Chicago
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Just to add, this what a food critic from the L.A. times said:

"It's basically the No. 2 plate at a Mexican restaurant rolled into a flour tortilla," quips Jonathan Gold, food critic at L.A. Weekly and a former restaurant critic for Gourmet magazine. "But you wouldn't believe how many letters I get from readers asking where to find San Francisco-style burritos in L.A."

In search of the transcendent taqueria / Our critic puts 85 beloved Bay Area burrito joints to the test

Read the entire article and tell me Chicago can even come close on this one!
Try Pilsen or Wicker Park.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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Albany Park reppin right here.

I could get Korean, Middle Eastern, Indian, Chinese, Greek, Ecuadorian, Cuban, combodian, albanian, polish, etc. etc. Just by walking down Lawrence Avenue
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
Houston
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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Try Pilsen or Wicker Park.
Don't forget Little Village.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:31 PM
 
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One of the places I went to was Taqueria Moran (Among a couple of others) by Logan Square, which as you know is near Wicker Park. I had heard people rave about it, and I was wildly disappointed. If it was one of the hundreds of taquerias in the Bay Area it would be near the bottom. Not trying to be mean, but it really was just not in the same ballpark. As I said earlier, similar to comparing pizza in SF to NY or Chicago.
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Try Pilsen or Wicker Park.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Just to add, this what a food critic from the L.A. times said:

"It's basically the No. 2 plate at a Mexican restaurant rolled into a flour tortilla," quips Jonathan Gold, food critic at L.A. Weekly and a former restaurant critic for Gourmet magazine. "But you wouldn't believe how many letters I get from readers asking where to find San Francisco-style burritos in L.A."

In search of the transcendent taqueria / Our critic puts 85 beloved Bay Area burrito joints to the test

Read the entire article and tell me Chicago can even come close on this one!
As a former California resident I can tell you that Chicago can more than hold its own when it comes to Mexican food. Indian and Thai food are also top notch in Chicago, which is something you probably would not expect as a non-resident. The Chinese food here sucks though.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:12 PM
 
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The world is very smaall when you are 800 miles from the next super big city.... Of course Chicago is lacking in oreintal food
LOL, oriental.
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