Noon O Kabab

  Do not let the name fool you, this is way more than just a kebab shop. Noon O Kabab specializing in Persian Cuisine is at Kedzie and has two spaces at the same location. A sit down resturant on the corner of Kedzie and Leland Ave and a take out on Kedzie adjacent to the…

Marmalade – Great breakfast and brunch

  Marmalade is a great breakfast, brunch, or lunch spot on the corner of Montrose and Damen, about 5 mins walk west of the Montrose brown line at 1969 W. Montrose Ave. The 50 and 78 buses stop right outside too. The owner Gus is very welcoming and you can often see him out an about in…

Magic Grill – Not pulling a rabbit out of a hat

Kimball. Is this this the end of the line or the beginning of the line?   Despite the first sight of popeyes chicken as I left the station, with the sun shining and the temperatures in the 80’s, spirits were still high. Everywhere looks good in the sunshine and this helped to counter the paucity of…

‘Girl in a Food Truck’ Ethyls Dive Bar Truckin Thursday

“Flashes of white electric light as the sparks from the track illuminate the night, the rattle and roll of the train as it hops and bumps its way over the elevated sleepers.  The Hancock looms into view, the tall buildings illuminated in pink,  the brown line twists and turns its way south into the loop, gentle…

Wishbone Northside – “Southern Reconstruction Cooking”

I didn’t see this sign until the way out but by then I had kind of worked out that the theme was slightly southern by the proliferation of southern styled specials on the menu such as jambalaya and poboys. Apparently ‘Southern Reconstruction Cooking’ means made-from-scratch traditional recipes with healthier ingredients for yankee tastes’. I suppose…

Pannenkoken Cafe – Dutch pancakes in Lincoln Square

“Is it a pizza?, is it an omelette? no its a Pannenkoken!” “A what?” “A Pannenkoken…oh let them explain, after all they do have a board and I did take a photo of it, and then do a lame ode to Superman to stretch out the blog entry and introduce the photograph” I had a Sausage, Mushroom,…

Etno Village Grill – Great Pork Sandwich

From the train on the brown line between the Diversey and Fullerton El stations I keep on getting distracted by a building with a cow on the roof.  OK so its not exactly next to an actual El station stop, but I can see it and the cow means either that it sells meat to eat or…