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Mark Dec 2, 2000 01:39 PM

Please point me in the direction of a tasty & fun atmosphere New Orleans style restaurant in the Chicago area (I'm already familiar with Heaven on Seven).
thanks,
Mark

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    Rob Dec 7, 2000 04:46 PM

    For my money, the best New Orleans chow in Chicago is Louisiana Kitchen at 2666 N. Halstead St. The seafood gumbo, red beans and rice, blackened catfish, and crawfish etouffee are all great. They even serve Dixie beer. It's not a 24-7-365 Mardi Gras parade, but the atmosphere is lively and pleasant.

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      Marvin Walker Dec 5, 2000 04:57 PM

      I'm missing a main Gumbo ingredient, the Lousiana (Andouille)Sausage. Can I purchase it somewhere at the Fulton Street Market, or anywhere else, in Chicago? I must have it by Friday, this week.

      Thanks.

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        jsmith Dec 2, 2000 03:42 PM

        Tasty with "fun" atmosphere, perhaps

        Maple Tree Inn
        13301 S. Old Western Ave.
        Blue Island
        Tel: (708) 338-3461

        Joel

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          Carrie Dec 3, 2000 07:01 PM

          Do you know how long it takes to get from the loop to Blue Island?

          What kind of atmosphere does it have?

          thanks

          Carrie

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            jsmith Dec 5, 2000 01:49 PM

            It might take 35 to 45 minutes to get there from the Loop, always dependent on traffic.

            Atmosphere is -- faux bayou?

            Joel

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              M. King Feb 2, 2001 02:33 PM

              Haven't been there for a couple years, but it had a good beer selection, patio and inside was somewhat charming. It's on a great little street next to a hardware store that had some great bric-a-brac.
              The food was good. I was introduced by some friends who live in Markham and they love it. Personally, I think it beats Heaven on Seven.

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