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Jun 14, 2010 10:30 AM

Lowcountry Cuisine

Does anyone know of any Chicago area restaurants that serve lowcountry cuisine?

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  1. I had never heard of this type of cuisine, so I looked it up and read the Wikipedia entry on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowcount... It's a good read, not only outlining its geography and history but also listing typical dishes.

    Check out Big Jones, in Andersonville ( www.bigjoneschicago.com ). Big Jones calls its cuisine "Southern Coastal cuisine", and encompasses everything from traditional dishes from New Orleans like beignets etc, to other dishes from elsewhere in the Southern coastal areas. I bet they're the closest thing to lowcountry cuisine you'll find here.

    As another possibility, there are a lot of Cajun-Creole restaurants in the area - Heaven on Seven, Dixie Kitchen, etc (for a complete list see http://chicago.metromix.com/browse/re... ). I realize these are not what you're looking for, but they may have one or more dishes on their menu that qualify.

    Big Jones
    5347 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60640

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    1. re: nsxtasy

      Davis Street Fish Market in Evanston used to serve lowcountry fried fish, shrimp, oysters, etc., but they have a new chef and I don't believe they do any more.

      In addition to Big Jones, I think Art Smith's restaurant Table 52 does lowcountry cuisine. His restaurant is a big favorite of both Oprah and the Obamas.

      Table fifty-two Restaurant
      52 West Elm Street, Chicago, IL 60610

      Big Jones
      5347 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60640