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Re: “Andies Restaurant

Andie's has been around for a long time, but it was my first time there, thanks to a gift certificate from a friend. I was so pleasantly surprised from the beginning - the pita bread was fresh, warm and delicious. Then we ordered the dip combination plate and I had to control myself from licking the plate. The flavors were wonderful and distinct. I ordered the Moroccan Eggplant which was served on a bed of cous-cous and was exceptionally flavorful. My dinner companion had Kabobs, which could have been moister, but were still good. The service was good, if a little slow, probably because the place was incredibly busy. But if we asked for something (extra pita, water, etc.) it came quickly. We ate with 2 friends who are vegetarian and they had a tough time selecting an entree as there were so many options for them. I highly recommend this place.

Posted by Bonnie Kanter on 03/14/2003 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Katsu

The staff of Katsu is incredibly welcoming and seems proud of their food. The sushi was beautiful and very fresh (although the rice was a little stingy) if a little pricey. In fact, all our food was incredibly fresh and that's what made the experience so nice. The menu is extensive and is followed up by an equally extensive specials menu, based on what the chef has been able to acquire. Many traditional Japanese dishes and some interesting twists on tradition on the specials menu.

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Posted by Bonnie on 02/17/2003 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Daddy O Jerkpit

This little restaurant on the south side has incredible jerk chicken and other Jamaican treats. While the atmosphere is not something you would go out of your way to experience, the food certainly is. You order at the counter and then they call your food when it is ready. Everything is prepared fresh and really spicy and delicious. There really aren't any vegetarian options, but there is just about every meat imaginable served jerk style. We also tried the Ackee and Salt Fish - the national dish of Jamaica. We weren't sure what Ackee was, and couldn't really understand the explanation, but we were being adventurous so gave it a try and later found out it was a very popular fruit in Jamaica. It was a really different and good dish. Portions are huge and everything is really reasonably priced. It's a little haven of good food - something I've been searching for since moving to Hyde Park.

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Posted by Bonnie on 02/10/2003 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Snail Thai Cuisine

I recently moved to Hyde Park and was told this was the "best" Thai restaurant in the neighborhood (there are 4). So, I started there, and believe me, if that is the best I'm not going anywhere near the other three. The hostess is extremely nice and friendly, but the food had very little flavor or spice. We left there feeling like we hadn't even eaten ethnic food. It is probably all right for people who don't know much about or are scared of trying Thai food, but if you really like the strong flavors usually associated with curries and other entrees, this isn't the place for you.

Posted by Bonnie on 01/14/2003 at 4:52 PM

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