South Suburban Hidden Gems
I'm starting to explore what the South/south west Suburbs has to offer in good food. This post is for those places on the south side that you think are great, but that are not that well known to the greater public. Please inform us all about your suburbs hidden gems.
I'm not sure if this qualifies as a "hidden gem" BUT:
Luisa's Pizza in Crestwood (14025 Cicero Ave) is great. Luisa herself worked in the kitchen at the Original Uno's downtown, and I'm a fan of the deep-dish. The sauce is tangy with a touch of sweetness, and the sausage is spicy & flavorful! We always get the deep-dish sausage and wash down with Peroni beer...mmmm
Chuck's Southern Cafe in Burbank, about three miles southwest of Midway Airport. They do a good job with Mexican, Cajun, and BBQ, which is a TALL order.
I have a couple
Flossmoor Station Brewery
Great beer, and good food. Set in an old train station.
Ron's Cajun Connection
897 E. Highway 6
Probably the best cajun food in Chicagoland, in my humble opinion it blows Heaven on Seven, Maple Tree Inn, and the others I have tried away. The Gumbo, Etouffe, Jambalaya, & Pecan Pie are excellent. Also it is non smoking. Great place to get dinner on a trip to Starved Rock State Park. Luckily I only live 15 mins away. For dinner go early or plan to wait in line which snakes out the door. Only open Thurs - Sat for dinner, and Sunday noon - 5 p.m..