Chef Jimmy Papadopoulos, Bohemian House
Hello everyone! This week we visited Bohemian House in River North, Bistro Dre in Lakeview, and Uru Swati on Devon. I am half Eastern European – Lithuanian – and grew up with my maternal grandmother making pierogies from scratch, wurst and sauerkraut, and decadent potato pudding known as kugelis. Rich, hearty cooking has a special place in my heart. Despite a large Eastern European population in Chicago, it is not easy to find restaurants that focus on this type of cuisine. So I was thrilled when Bohemian House opened.