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The Parthenon Review
The claim to fame here is the saganaki, the Greek flaming-cheese dish, which the Parthenon says it invented in 1968, thereby introducing "opa!" to the American vocabulary. So, ordering the flaming cheese here is a rite of passage for any first-time visitors, and it's delicious, but the regulars return to this Greektown hot spot for lamb and chicken preparations, often skewered on sticks. In fact, the restaurant also takes credit for being the first to serve gyros stateside. True or not, indulge the legends and stick to these classics. Be sure to ask for pita bread and a side of tzatziki, a yogurt-and-cucumber-based dipping sauce. The food is cheap and the atmosphere is festive and family-friendly.
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Where: Chicago with a friend and her pre-teen daughters
When: Two days in February 2014
Why: After being housebound by what seemed to be a never-ending winter (enough already!), it was time to bundle Read more
In December 2013/January 2014 my wife and I did a three week trip to the USA, with the aim of experiencing a proper North American winter. Read more
We've never been to Chicago other than changing planes.
We'd like to go for a few days but that's a lot of flying to spend 3-4 days in one place.
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