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A Okrent Oct 9, 2002 12:30 PM

Now that the Hotel Florence is closed, what are the nearest chowhound options to Pullman?

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    Vital Information Oct 10, 2002 12:57 AM

    I meant to mention this before, but coming from Hyde Park to Pullman, you could easily make it to BJ's Soul Food Emporium. Arika, I remmember your Bobak's kind of day, and I think you'd just as much enjoy a BJ's kind of day.

    I've linked to Rene's write-up (which includes a later visit by myself and family). Just below the BJ review on the board, is a write-up by Rene of a similiar soul food buffet in the same part of town.

    Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

    1. z
      zim Oct 9, 2002 05:24 PM

      Looking at a map online - I think that the Commercial avenue stretch that ReneG posted about is not THAT far.

      Also in that category would be top notch beef burger (95th & western)

      Attached is a link with some other ideas from Rene

      Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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      1. re: zim
        A Okrent Oct 9, 2002 06:42 PM

        Thanks for the suggestions. I feel a bit lazy for not doing a search first myself. It turns out Ricobene's is not so far either. I did a yahoo map 'nearest restaurant' search and found nothing I knew (besides fast food), but I am intrigued by some of the names. Anyone heard of...

        Taste of Chicago
        11103 1/2 S Michigan Ave.

        Lucky Lady Pub
        580 E 115th St

        Jean's-Lavera's Diner
        11012 S Michigan

        Taurus Flavors
        38 E 112th St

        Bilhah's Kitchen Two
        10658 S State

        Cajun Kiera
        11028 S Halsted

        KW Spice is Nice
        10536 S Halsted

        Sherinques Eggs on the Run (!)
        145 W 95th St

        All are within 2 miles from the center of this weekend's Pullman house tour, a once-a-year glimpse into the homes built for this planned 'company town'. It sparked an interest in Chicago history for me when I was a kid--so bring your kids!

        Link: http://www.pullmanil.org/housetour.htm

        1. re: A Okrent
          tony Oct 10, 2002 08:46 AM

          One more choice not recently mentioned is Army and Lou's. It's a bit north of Pullman, but not that far and the ribs, catfish, sweet potatoes and peach cobbler are all top notch. BJ's Market as mentioned is also very good for soul food in a buffet/steam table setting. The buildings in the Pullman neighborhood are definitely worth checking out for anyone that has a mildly passing interest in architecture. Enjoy the house tour.

          Army & Lou's
          422 E. 75th St., Chicago
          Tel: (773) 483-3100

          1. re: tony
            dougk Oct 10, 2002 12:11 PM

            And as long as you're on 75th, there's Vegetarian Soul food to be had. Great greens!

          2. re: A Okrent
            zim Oct 10, 2002 12:48 PM

            Here's another lead from an old thread which seems actually very close,

            and there's always calumet fisheries which is a little farther - somewhere down on the board there's another post from Rene about that one

            Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

          3. re: zim
            Rich Tradition Oct 10, 2002 12:02 AM

            I meant to post this in ReneG's thread on Commercial Avenue but never got around to it. Here's another place and it's only about ten minutes from Pullman.

            Casino Restaurant
            9706 S. Commercial Ave

            It's a neighborhood bar with a few tables that serves a full menu of Croatian food. Hearty eastern european fare with great soups and a killer lamb sandwich.

            Link: http://www.croatianmall.com/croatia/f...

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