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Local Flavor: Restaurants That Helped Shape Chicago's Neighborhoods

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The neighborhoods that make up Chicago's rich cultural landscape have been defined by the restaurants that anchor them. In Local Flavor, the popular food writer Jean Iversen chronicles eight beloved local eateries, from Chinatown on the South Side to Rogers Park in the far North, tracing the story of how they became neighborhood institutions.

Iversen has meticulously gather
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Paperback, 184 pages
Published March 15th 2018 by Northwestern University Press
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Amanda
Mar 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It’s a shame a couple of the restaurants no longer are in business. The book makes you want to visit each venue. I’m pretty sure I have been to Parthenon, but I never had gyros there!
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An e-galley was provided by Northwestern University Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: I lived in Illinois for 15 years, 9 of which were in a Chicago suburb. I've been downtown more times than I can count. To hear more about the cuisines that have shaped the city was wonderful, particularly since it reminded me about the diversity of Chicago.
Iversen gives the history of a restaurant for each section - Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Greek, J
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