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Goofy Yno May 20, 2012 10:01 AM

I'll be in the area next weekend, mostly northern burbs- Northbrook area, but will have car (and family with me). I'm looking for a place for Skirt steak. nothing too upscale due to the kids. any thoughts.

also, any thoughts on Francesco's Hole In the Wall, looks like a good place for a bite.

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    mbpg May 21, 2012 04:27 PM

    Hole in the wall is very enjoyable but not family friendly. No reservations, long waits, and the dining room is crowded. Skirt steak is very common in Mexican restaurants. If you are open to Mexican, La Casa de Isaac in Highland Park is the best in the area and not expensive. Blue Grass is also a good suggestion.

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      Goofy Yno May 23, 2012 12:15 AM

      long wait, not good. (I'd like to blame the kids but I'm the problem:) . As for Mexican, Living in Arizona, I get my fill. I have fond memories of having grilled skirt stake at my aunts house when she lived in chicago. I'm glad you agreed on Blue Grass, cause that's what we're going to try.

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        Goofy Yno May 30, 2012 10:08 AM

        We went to Bluegrass. Stopped by here with my 2 boys (8 &11) after a long flight from phoenix. The staff were all very nice and accommodating. They made us feel very comfortable, even the chef came out and played with the boys. The food was some of the best we had in Chicago. The skirt steak was marinated to a very tender flavorful state, and cooked perfectly. The tuna poke was fantastic, as was the beat salad. All six of us were very pleased with the meal. I would recommend going here.

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          ferret May 30, 2012 10:21 AM

          You were the right demographic, they're very kid friendly. And one of the few examples where an all-over-the-place menu works.

    2. camusman May 21, 2012 09:44 AM

      I've had some terrific meals at Hole in the Wall. Only caveat is that is a bit more uneven in recent years, but you should give it a shot. It can get busy, so allow for that.

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        rjka May 22, 2012 06:24 AM

        Maybe it's uneveness, but I ate there last month for the first time in a couple of years and thought it had gone significantly downhill.

        Prairie Grass Cafe is another close by option for skirt steak.

      2. weinstein5 May 20, 2012 02:56 PM

        Mizrahi Grill makes a decent skirt steak - http://mizrahigrill.com/ - They are in Highland Park just north of Northbrook -

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          ferret May 20, 2012 01:36 PM

          Blue Grass in Highland Park does a very good skirt (sandwich or entree).

          http://bluegrasshp.com/

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            Goofy Yno May 23, 2012 12:10 AM

            I like the looks of the menu. the beet salad and mushroom broil look good. we have a reservation here for thursday. thanks

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              ferret May 23, 2012 04:11 AM

              Mushroom broil is surprisingly good. This is the odd place that tries too hard (menu is all over the place) but succeeds more often than it fails.

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            GourmetWednesday May 20, 2012 10:23 AM

            Myron and Phil's in Lincolnwood.

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