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Re: “Xoco

It took me so long to finally try it, I can't believe mine is the first review: all I can say is the food lives up to the hype!

Posted by jdunlevy on 11/04/2009 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Veggie Bite

The "Italian Beef Melt" was a pretty good vegan unmeat sandwich. The seitan itself was tasty, but maybe a bit dry; overall, though, the over-generous mustardy barbecue sauce made the texture pretty good.

Posted by John Dunlevy on 08/18/2008 at 11:32 AM

Pleasant, bright room, friendly faces behind the counter, ... and yummy vegetarian options.

Posted by John Dunlevy on 12/17/2007 at 12:35 PM

I'm not in that part of town too often, but finally made it up to Lake Side Cafe and found it well worth the trip. "Sausage" part of the Chicago Polish was *maybe* a bit dry, but still very good, and kraut and bun part were both excellent -- as were the accompanying salad and the gazpacho I had to start.

Posted by John Dunlevy on 07/23/2007 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Cafe Nordstrom

I had the "vine ripened vegetable salad" for lunch -- new since last time I was here. It was a big bowl of chopped vegetables, including tomato, cucumber, asparagus, artichoke, more -- with goat cheese and a thin crackery-and-cheese crouton sort of things: very good. $8.25 price maybe a bit high, but same could be said for most places in this part of town. Lemon bar for dessert was also good, but a bit too sweet for my taste.

Posted by John Dunlevy on 05/11/2007 at 11:34 AM

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