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Oak Park Berwyn ethnic?

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mjpd Sep 12, 2007 03:48 PM

Any suggestions for dinner in the general area?

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    barianjali Sep 15, 2007 06:41 PM

    i am always sorely disappointed with all the restaurant options in oak park.
    la quebrada on roosevelt in cicero is yummy, but very casual.

    1. moreMirchi Sep 13, 2007 04:53 PM

      a disrecommendation - just so that you don't make the same mistake I did -- was Meditteranean 'Grape Leaves'.

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        wineaux Sep 12, 2007 08:28 PM

        Our all-time favorite.... Yum Thai on Madison in Forest Park. Great food, good portions, friendly service, BYOB - what more could one ask for!!

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          gordeaux Sep 13, 2007 12:43 PM

          Wineaux - I am a regular at Yum Thai out of convenience. Do you have any recs I should try? Generally, none of the food I have had there has been anything more than 'ok.' I usually get a green or Penang curry (hold the extra sugar, extra spicy)
          Tofu Pad Thai / or a Lard Nar
          and then an appetizer (whatever sounds good at the time)
          I haven't ordered anything from the 'secret' menu as of yet.
          When I want what I consider better thai food (for the area,) I head up to Amarind's. What does Yum Thai do well that I am missing? I would love to find some great stuff there, since it is right on my way home from my gym.

        2. nsxtasy Sep 12, 2007 04:33 PM

          You'll find some good recommendations in these discussions:
          www.chowhound.com/topics/340265
          www.chowhound.com/topics/421890

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            gordeaux Sep 12, 2007 05:04 PM

            "Ethnic" in the general area?
            Thai:
            Amarinds on North Avenue.

            Italian:
            La Piazza in Forest Park

            Yucatanian(sp?) (Mexico regional)
            Xni-Pec in Cicero

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