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posterpioneer Nov 6, 2011 06:20 AM

For our monthly Ethnic dining group need ideas:
for 10-15 people
not Eastern European, not Asian, not Mexican (we've been overwhelmed by these choices recently),
not too spicy


  1. chicgail Nov 6, 2011 06:27 AM

    dining out or cooking at home?

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    1. re: chicgail
      posterpioneer Nov 6, 2011 07:49 AM

      Dining out about $35 ean including tip + taxes

    2. g
      gordeaux Nov 6, 2011 06:46 AM

      Middle Eastern.
      How does bbq strike you?
      Puerto Rican
      Southern Soul food
      I know that Asian is not preferred, but have you been for Korean BBQ? - very good for large groups

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      1. re: gordeaux
        posterpioneer Nov 6, 2011 07:53 AM

        Which Ethiopian?

        1. re: posterpioneer
          gordeaux Nov 6, 2011 08:25 AM

          Eithiopian Diamond, or Ras Dashen for me. Admittedly, I have not been to any others. Demera has fans.

      2. t
        tzurriz Nov 6, 2011 07:07 AM

        price range?

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        1. re: tzurriz
          posterpioneer Nov 6, 2011 07:51 AM

          About $35 incl tip & tax

          1. re: posterpioneer
            tzurriz Nov 6, 2011 07:55 AM

            I'd suggest almost anywhere in Greek Town. Greek Islands is a personal favorite, but I don't think you can really go wrong.

            Greek Islands Restaurant
            200 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661

            1. re: tzurriz
              chicgail Nov 6, 2011 09:38 AM

              I second Greektown, but prefer the Parthenon (I think it's more authentic).
              For Middle Eastern I'd recommend Semiramis or Noon-o-Kebob, just a couple of blocks apart.

              Good Ethiopian suggestions.

              Try Taste of Peru for amazing South American fare.

              4639 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

              Taste of Peru
              6545 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60626

              Noon O Kabab
              4661 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

              Parthenon Restaurant and Banquets
              314 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661

        2. nsxtasy Nov 6, 2011 08:13 AM

          Latin fusion (Carnivale)
          Jewish deli (Steve's Deli)
          Dutch (Vincent)
          Belgian (Leopold)
          Turk (Turquoise Cafe)
          Cajun/creole (Heaven on Seven)
          Argentine (Tango Sur)
          Peruvian (Between)
          Brazilian (Brazzaz)
          Tapas (Cafe Iberico)
          Afghan (Kabul House)
          German (Laschet's)

          If I had to choose just one of these places, I'd go to Kabul House in Skokie. The food is very good and really different from what you find elsewhere, it's not expensive, and most people probably haven't been there (or even heard of it).

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