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Oct 8, 2009 01:13 PM

Addison Brownline Recs?

I recently moved from River North to Lakeview, right off the Addison Brownline stop. Does anyone have any good food recommendations for the area? It would be great if it is within walking distance, and I don't mind a bit of a walk, but I also often take buses and the el. I've explored the area a little bit with the dog on walks, but would love some suggestions of places with good food. I love any cuisine of food (Mexican, Ethiopian, Indian, Japanese, Indian etc etc). I especially love finding good neighborhood places with reasonable prices. I also love bars that actually have good food (like Hopleaf). Thanks in advance!

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  1. Terragusto is literally right under the El. It is pretty decent comfort Italian. If you venture further north on Irving, there's Sola. When they have lamb chops, get it. East on Irving, Cafe 28 for great Cuban/Mexican.

    1851 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613

    Sola Restaurant
    3868 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60613

    Cafe 28
    1800 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL

    1. Cafe Orchid is quite close to the Addison Brown Line stop and offers good, inexpensive Turkish food. There is mention in this thread:
      For more info including a bunch of pictures:

      1. You can try Ann Sather's Restaurant for breakfast. It's a nice place to have breakfast. Unfortunately, most of the nice restaurants are on North Clark Street. Or, if you feel adventurous, you can take the Red Line train to Evanston, IL for anything that you want to eat. You can have breakfast at Panera, or eat at Buffalo Joe's for some chicken wings, cheddar chips and a cold beer.
        There are many varieties of restaurants in Evanston without the big price of the Lakeview Area.
        It cost more money to play and eat near Wrigleyfille, because of the tourists. It cost less to eat and play in Evanston, because it's a college town.

        1. There are a number of places in both directions along Lincoln from the Addison stop. If you head south on Lincoln, there are choices around and south of the Paulina stop, which is only a few blocks south: Frasca at Roscoe and Lincoln (which I haven't tried), Su Van's cafe, which has good sandwiches. And there is a very respectable non-fancy Mexican place just south of Addison on Lincoln; I think it is called Burrito House or something similar. And it's not far to walk to Roscoe Village (Roscoe west of Damen) for a clutch of neighborhoody restaurants of many cuisines, including El Tinajon, which is very inexpensive and enjoyable Guatemalan.