QXY (Quing Xiang Yuan)

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Serving the best dumplings in town, QXY aims to be unique yet authentic. Along with serving their vast array of dumplings, they also offer classes on how to make them.

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Cat’s Corner: What I Learned Eating at Simi’s

By Catherine De Orio |

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Hello all! This week we visit Simi’s in West Rogers Park, Mexique in Noble Square, and Cellar Door Provisions in Logan Square. I wanted to share some of the interesting things I learned while researching and visiting Simi’s. Enjoy! 

The World of Food: West Africa

By Julia Maish |

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Check, Please! has exposed all of us to many exotic cuisines over the years, but this week, we take you to an area not as often represented on the Chicago area dining scene: West Africa. In honor of one of this week’s chosen restaurants, Simi’s in the West Rogers Park neighborhood, let’s take a closer look at this region and its unique and flavorful cuisines.

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Mexique

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Chef Carlos Gaytan combines his traditional Mexican roots with his knowledge of French cooking techniques to bring creative food to Mexique.

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Cellar Door Provisions

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Whether you’re looking for breakfast, pastries, lunch, or a pre-fixe BYOB dinner, Cellar Door Provisions is the place to be. With the menu changing weekly, they strive to make food that touches the soul.

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Simi's Restaurant

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Specializing in West African cuisine, Simi’s aims to bring Nigerian tastes and culture to Chicago. The staff is well-trained to introduce guests to a new culture.

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