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Hey... don't forget Devon ave. It's been so long that I don't remember the names of any of the places, but I used to love to go up there for Indian food. -- Mark 17:02, 19 June 2007 (EDT)

I mentioned how to get to Devon in the Get In section. I'm going to add general mentions of that area to the Buy and Eat sections - like you, I can't remember specific places that I went, just that they were great. If you remember anywhere in particular, please add the names. Gorilla Jones 17:21, 19 June 2007 (EDT)
Har! Guess how many times I've written "It's a wiki, go ahead and make the change". Now I'm being schooled in my own art! :) -- Mark 03:09, 20 June 2007 (EDT)
Heh. Well, like you said... Gorilla Jones 16:10, 20 June 2007 (EDT)

West Ridge[edit]

Is the area actually known popularly as West Ridge? If it's usually called West Rogers Park, I have no compunctions about changing that on all relevant maps. --Peter Talk 23:32, 14 November 2007 (EST)

I've heard both, but the historical society uses West Ridge, so I was planning to stick with that. Judge company carefully before you choose either term, though — some say there are those who never heard the Cabbage War is over and still believe they're fighting it to this day... Gorilla Jones 00:43, 15 November 2007 (EST)


Read that a new restaurant will open there, but I don't know anything else about it. Gorilla Jones 12:38, 5 January 2008 (EST)

  • Cafe Suron, 1146 W Pratt Blvd, +1 773 465-6500, [1]. Tu-Sa 4-10PM, Su 2-9:30PM. The location is unbeatable, less than a block in from the beach, and the decor calls to mind a Mediterranean villa forgotten by time. But if you can catch Cafe Suron open, its Middle Eastern appetizers and entrees are perfect after a swim. $15-22.  edit

Yeeargh...this one is painful to type. Gorilla Jones 20:37, 9 December 2008 (EST)

  • U Lucky Dawg, 6821 N Western Ave (49 Western bus), +1 773 274-3652, [2]. M-Th 6AM-10:30PM, F-Sa 8AM-11PM, Su 8AM-10PM. Old-timers will know it as Flukey's. By any name, this is a fine place for a true Chicago-style hot dog, some tater tots, and some hot dog sculptures that both invite and defy explanation.  edit

Bears watching to see if this re-opens in some form, as it was one of the oldest theaters in the city still showing movies. Gorilla Jones 11:59, 22 February 2009 (EST)

Re-opened! Supposedly a lot nicer, too. Haven't been to check it out yet. Gorilla Jones 00:59, 2 July 2009 (EDT)
  • Village North, 6746 N Sheridan Rd (Loyola Red Line), +1 773 764-9100, [3]. On the other end of the spectrum, there's the Ghettoplex. This is the last of Rogers Park's several old-time movie palaces, built in 1912; you wouldn't know it from anything other than the maintenance inside, though, since it was chopped into a few oddly-shaped shoebox theaters in the late 1990s. It shows second-run movies and cult midnight shows on the cheap. Wednesday nights are a must-visit for popcorn fiends, though — bring your own bag and they'll fill it for free. $7, $5 students.  edit

Moving to Skokie. Gorilla Jones 19:19, 12 September 2010 (EDT)

  • Rosenblum's World of Judaica, 2906 W Devon Ave, +1 773 262-1700. Su 10AM-4PM, M-W 9AM-6PM, Th 9AM-7PM, F 9AM-3PM, Jewish holidays closed or limited hours. A few blocks west of the Indian shopping district, this is the premier Jewish bookstore in Chicago, with an unmatched collection of sacred Hebrew texts, books for kids, and gifts like the occasional Chanukah baseball. Levinson's Bakery is just a block east if you'd like to pore over your purchases with some challa.  edit
  • Cafe Ennui, 6981 N Sheridan Rd (Morse Red Line), +1 773 973-2233. M-Th 6AM-11PM, F 6AM-midnight, Sa 7AM-midnight, Su 7AM-11PM. A fine little coffee shop just down the block from the beach on Lunt. There's something about the checkered floor that eliminates the mere possibility of pretension. The back row of tables near the bookshelves is a hot-spot for chess games. There's live jazz on Sunday nights.  edit
  • Panini Panini, 6764 N Sheridan Rd, +1 773 761-4110. 8AM-10PM daily. A nice cafe a block from the lake, serving good coffee, salads and sandwiches with an Eastern European accent. The laid-back atmosphere and outdoor seating make this a perfect post-beach pit stop.  edit

Closed way back in 2009. Eco84 14:56, 12 April 2012 (EDT)

  • Lake Side Cafe, 1418 W Howard St (Howard Red/Purple/Yellow Line), +1 773 262-9503, [4]. Su,Tu-F 5PM-9PM, Sa 12-9PM. Close to the lake and the train, serving organic vegetarian food — things that look like meat (fake Polish dogs) and things that don't (soups, salads, pizzas).  edit

Closed. Ethiopian Diamond opened a second location in their place (their original location is already listed in this article). Eco84 06:47, 13 April 2012 (EDT)

  • African Harambee, 7537 N Clark St (Howard Red/Yellow/Purple Line), +1 773 764-2200. Su-Th 12-10PM, F-Sa 12-11PM. Pan-African food and flavors with seafood, meat, and vegetarian options on the menu. Plenty of African beers and wines, too.  edit

Closed. Replaced by a gastropub by the name of Hop Haus. Eco84 09:46, 13 April 2012 (EDT)

  • Amphora, 7547 N Clark St (Howard Red/Purple/Yellow Line or 22 Clark bus), +1 773 262-5767. M-Sa 11AM-4PM,5PM-10:30PM,Su 4-10:30PM; bar to 1AM Tu-Th, to 2AM F-Sa, to 10PM Su. Carnivorous Mediterranean pleasures in Rogers Park, at the Evanston border. The bar attached to the restaurant features a DJ every Friday and occasional jazz. $16-28.  edit