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JimGrinsfelder Apr 20, 2013 03:49 PM

So...

I went trekking in the Skyway yesterday looking for lunch. Wound up at Ipotli Indian. It wasn't bad, but not like the old Bombay 2 Deli on Central.

I heard she moved to a location in the Skyway, but I couldn't find anything about it on-line. Is that true? If so, is she still operating?

What's good in the Skyway? There was a long line at Zen Box, but I wasn't interested in deep-fried and that's what I remember from them. Do they do Ramen in the Skyway location?

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    jeff55432 RE: JimGrinsfelder Apr 20, 2013 06:27 PM

    I do not work downtown, but I do not believe that they do Ramen at their skyway location. One Two Three sushi does Ramen, but what from I have heard, it's nothing to write home about.

    I know the Ramen issue has been beaten to death, but I still do not understand why this city does not have an authentic Ramen house (downtown or otherwise). I mean, it's not like it requires exotic ingredients that cannot be found here.

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      MrStPaul RE: JimGrinsfelder Apr 26, 2013 07:31 PM

      Zen Box skyway is not all-deep fried. You can get Yaki Soba, Teriyaki Chicken, or tofu. Only a couple of the items are deep fried, like the Chicken Kara-age or the croquettes.

      Check out the Tea House (in the skyway on the corner of 4th Street and 2nd Ave.). They always have a couple of deep-fried items, like General Tso's and Kung Pao, but they have great Chicken & Mushroom (not spicy, really flavorful), House Tofu, and House Spicy Pork. The Szechuan Green Beans are good, too.

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        Diana_mn RE: JimGrinsfelder Apr 29, 2013 08:45 PM

        You went to iPotli, but did you get the biryani? That's the main reason to go there in my book. If you went to iPotli but passed on the biryani - go back, get the biryani (veggie or chicken, doesn't matter which), then reassess.

        The Yaki Soba at Zen Box makes life good.

        The Oaxaca tamales at La Loma are among the best things in the skyway.

        The original burger at MyBurger is a classic in the good sense.

        The wraps (especially the lamb kebob) at Good to Go are excellent.

        Sorrento's represents "red sauce Italian" very well.

        Walkin' the Dog makes a pretty good Chicago style hot dog.

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          JimGrinsfelder RE: Diana_mn Apr 30, 2013 05:37 AM

          Thanks! I had Biryani. I wasn't thrilled. I preferred the dal and naan.

          I like Las Loma tamales. The only better ones I've had are at Maya Cuisine on Central.

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            Diana_mn RE: JimGrinsfelder Apr 30, 2013 07:55 AM

            Funny! I had the same reaction to the tamales at Maya Cuisine. But since you can't get those in the skyway, La Loma isn't a bad alternative.

            Also, with the weather warming up don't forget the food trucks during lunch time. Some of those beat anything available in the skyway.

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