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Namo Thai Cuisine Joins Northcenter Hub of International Cuisine

By Victoria Wiedel

The combination of reasonable prices, BYOB, friendly service and stylish décor makes Namo an ideal spot for a date night, group outing or family dinner.

Delicias Brianna Restaurant: Guatemalan and Salvadoran Treats in a Cozy Spot

By Victoria Wiedel

If this restaurant had cheeks I would pinch them and squeal, “You’re so adorable!” That was my first thought when I walked into the newly redecorated space that until recently was inhabited by Buen Sabor. But a restaurant can’t survive on good looks alone, especially considering this off-the-beaten-path location. I’m happy to report that Delicias Read the Rest…

El Típico Mexican Restaurant

By Victoria Wiedel

The word “típico” is defined two ways in Spanish: (1) typical, as in characteristic and (2) quaint; picturesque and full of local color. The recently re-opened El Típico Mexican restaurant at 1905 W. Foster Ave. meets both definitions. The menu is typical of other Mexican-American restaurants with an emphasis on enchiladas, fajitas, and combination platters Read the Rest…

Chalkboard Restaurant

By Victoria Wiedel

As Chalkboard restaurant, 4343 N. Lincoln Ave., approaches its fifth anniversary, I would like to thank Chef Gil Langlois for staying the course and continuing to offer refined comfort food that allows the flavors of high-quality meat, seafood and vegetables to shine French preparations with a Southern comfort twist I’m not a fan of the Read the Rest…

Rockwell’s Neighborhood Grill

By Victoria Wiedel

Rockwell’s Neighborhood Grill (4632 N. Rockwell Ave.) manages to meet a variety of dining needs while quietly humming along as a neighborhood watering hole. Need a place you can take your parents that has flavorful food, but not too spicy? Tired of trying in vain to find vegetarian options at a burger bar? Want to Read the Rest…

Eat n Drink Asian Cuisine

By Victoria Wiedel

                Pan-Asian cuisine focused on Chinese and Korean food. Where else can you get hot dog stir fry?

Shanghai Inn

By Victoria Wiedel

                  Typical Chinese menu with reliable delivery service and many fans.   [ratings]

T Spot Listed For Sale

By Mike Fourcher

T Spot, the sushi and tea cafe at 3925 N. Lincoln Ave., has been listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service. The listing for the restaurant owned by Jasmin and Llena Ortega and Adrian Capetian asks for $89,900 and was posted last week. The building is owned by a different party.  

Dorado Restaurant

By Victoria Wiedel

Dorado Restaurant (tucked away at 2301 W. Foster Ave.) is often referred to as a “hidden gem” by its fans who appreciate Chef Luis Perez’s unique take on fusion cuisine. The chef claims the cuisine is a blend of Mexican and French influences, but I found that Mediterranean flavors stood out during a recent visit Read the Rest…

Pizza D.O.C. Celebrates Anniversary with Gemütlichkeit

By Victoria Wiedel

When Carol Himmel and her sister Diana Himmel-Krewer assumed ownership of Pizza D.O.C. (2251 W. Lawrence Ave.) four years ago after running a catering business, they had to re-imagine their dreams of owning a restaurant. “We always knew we would run a restaurant together, but we thought it would be German!” said Carol. On the Read the Rest…

Fork to Host Tyranena Beer Dinner Thursday

By Stacy Jeziorowski

For those of you who haven’t made it to Fork (4600 N. Lincoln Ave.) since its change from Fiddlehead, head down on Thursday for a hefty pile of pork and beer. Fork is offering a four-course prix fixe dinner paired with beers from Wisconsin’s Tyranena Brewery. For $49 you can try: Salt n’ Vinegar Pork Read the Rest…

Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro

By Victoria Wiedel

Mrs. Murphy and her sons officially celebrate St. Patrick’s day from March 1-17. But hungry people looking for satisfying portions of comfort food served with a side of warm hospitality know that the Irish spirit lives on throughout the year in their Northcenter restaurant. The Irish bistro was the vision of Jim Murphy, owner and Read the Rest…

Prix Fixe Restaurant

By Victoria Wiedel

Offering a limited menu at a fixed price might seem like a restrictive business plan in a neighborhood that offers almost every cuisine known to mankind, but Prix Fixe restaurant (4835 N. Western Avenue) plays to its strengths and deserves to be a new dining destination in Lincoln Square. The transformation of the space is Read the Rest…

Due Lire

By Victoria Wiedel

I am extremely picky when it comes to Italian restaurants, but when friends ask for a recommendation in Lincoln Square I do not hesitate to point them in Due Lire’s direction. Because a place that can get me excited about olives (among other things) deserves to be known throughout Chicago. I was originally going to Read the Rest…

Da Rae Jung aka “Korean Restaurant”

By Victoria Wiedel

I’ve been disappointed in previous Korean restaurant experiences, so I wasn’t in any particular rush to try any of the spots that form a northern ring around Lincoln Square. But after a soul- and stomach-satisfying experience at Da Rae Jung, 5220 N. Lincoln Ave., I kicked myself for waiting so long. In the dead of a Read the Rest…

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