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Oct 15, 2010 09:38 AM

I'm at a loss...Dinner tonight near Apollo Theatre

I cannot think of a thing! I have a friend in town and we're going to see a show at the Apollo at 10:30 tonight. Need recs for dinner before hand near the Apollo or anywhere off the Brown Line between Kedzie and Diversey.

We went to The Purple Pig last night and tomorrow we're going to Hopleaf. We're not looking for anything fancy, just casual, really tasty dinner. I was thinking about Chilam Balam in Lakeview. Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance and sorry for the short notice!

Hopleaf Bar
5148 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

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  1. The Apollo Theater has some suggestions on their website
    Also, I ate at Merlo la Salumeria. It was fabulous, tho not casual

    1. Glenn's Diner off the Montrose Brown Line Stop

      Cafe 28 off the Iriving Park Brown Line Stop

      Cjizakaya off Southport Brown Line

      All these are nice to because you can hop on the Lincoln bus after and get to the Apollo that way too.

      Cafe 28
      1800 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL

      Glenn's Diner
      1820 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

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      1. re: lbs

        btw, the Lincoln bus doesn't run that late.

      2. Chizakaya is great, but a bit of a walk from the Southport brown line.

        Just down the street from The Apollo is Kyoto Sushi Restaurant
        2534 N. Lincoln

        Fair food, but it tends to get loud and crowded college kids.

        1. Where did you end up?
          Was it any good?