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  • Post #31 - November 2nd, 2012, 5:28 pm
    Post #31 - November 2nd, 2012, 5:28 pm Post #31 - November 2nd, 2012, 5:28 pm
    Love that face on the red hot man.
    "I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."
  • Post #32 - November 4th, 2012, 11:22 am
    Post #32 - November 4th, 2012, 11:22 am Post #32 - November 4th, 2012, 11:22 am
    Katie wrote:Love that face on the red hot man.


    Hahahaha, Katie! The graphics and the name is what made me want to eat here.
  • Post #33 - August 13th, 2013, 8:57 pm
    Post #33 - August 13th, 2013, 8:57 pm Post #33 - August 13th, 2013, 8:57 pm
    stevez wrote:
    DrkDragon wrote:The proposed LSC site is at the old Smiling Buddha location. I've driven by a few times and haven't seen at activity other than the small sign that says LSC coming soon. But that has been up for a while now.


    I spoke to Tony Hu yesterday and he told me that they are dealing with permit issues and things aren't moving too quickly with the Village of Schaumburg. A lot of stuff has to be retrofitted to bring it up to today's building codes as opposed to those in effect in the 1980's when the original restaurant on that site was built. He didn't sound too optimistic about an opening any time soon saying only that it will definitely open next year.


    Here's an update:

    http://chicago.eater.com/archives/2013/ ... -space.php
    :D
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  • Post #34 - March 7th, 2014, 10:58 am
    Post #34 - March 7th, 2014, 10:58 am Post #34 - March 7th, 2014, 10:58 am
    c8w wrote:
    BrendanR wrote:Asian Bistro is in town, too.
    LTH thread

    http://www.asianbistro.biz/


    This would probably be one of my top choices - Asian Bistro is very good, among the better Chinese spots in the city (on quite a few dishes, comparable with Lao Sze Chuan). I dont think any Thai spot is among the best around, in the AH/Schaumburg area (the city has far better Thai options).

    Also, L&L is very good - been a couple of times (tho a year or so ago), and liked it a fair bit back then.
    ...


    Bearing in mind that this is an old thread, I see that the Asian Bistro chef is of Taiwan descent. Taiwanese cuisine is one of my favorites, yet I don't see any of it on the menu? Of the Sichuan choices, which winners have you come across?

    L&L is one of my long time favorites. Glad to see it's still pumping. Any idea what time they open Saturday mornings?
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  • Post #35 - March 7th, 2014, 1:02 pm
    Post #35 - March 7th, 2014, 1:02 pm Post #35 - March 7th, 2014, 1:02 pm
    Steve Drucker wrote:
    c8w wrote:
    BrendanR wrote:Asian Bistro is in town, too.
    LTH thread

    http://www.asianbistro.biz/


    This would probably be one of my top choices - Asian Bistro is very good, among the better Chinese spots in the city (on quite a few dishes, comparable with Lao Sze Chuan). I dont think any Thai spot is among the best around, in the AH/Schaumburg area (the city has far better Thai options).

    Also, L&L is very good - been a couple of times (tho a year or so ago), and liked it a fair bit back then.
    ...


    Bearing in mind that this is an old thread, I see that the Asian Bistro chef is of Taiwan descent. Taiwanese cuisine is one of my favorites, yet I don't see any of it on the menu? Of the Sichuan choices, which winners have you come across?

    L&L is one of my long time favorites. Glad to see it's still pumping. Any idea what time they open Saturday mornings?


    At Asian Bistro I like the following: (http://www.asianbistro.biz/poultry_selections)
    ITEM 1019 - La Tsi Chicken is the same as Lao Sze Chuan Dry Chili Chicken.
    ITEM 102 - Orange Beef
    ITEM 412 - Bom Bom Chicken
    Don Don noodles

    I believe they are opened from 11-11:30 AM
  • Post #36 - March 7th, 2014, 1:23 pm
    Post #36 - March 7th, 2014, 1:23 pm Post #36 - March 7th, 2014, 1:23 pm
    Asian Bistro is one of my favorite places in Arlington Heights. In my opinion, the food here is on par with the best Sichuan food in China town. Echo all those dishes, definitely a fan of the bom bom chicken

    I would also add:

    501 Szechuan Hot Spicy Wonton
    1307 Szechuan String Bean
    724 Authentic Twice Cooked Fish Fillet

    There's also a great lamb dish with tons of Ma la flavor, I can't remember which one it was, but probably 816 Ma la lamb. It's prepared similar to a boiled beef dish with lots of szechuan peppercorn and chili flavor.

    1312 Yu Shung Eggplant
    112 Smoked Tea Duck

    Eggplant and duck are good versions, but not the best I've had.
  • Post #37 - March 10th, 2014, 10:31 am
    Post #37 - March 10th, 2014, 10:31 am Post #37 - March 10th, 2014, 10:31 am
    JayB wrote:Asian Bistro is one of my favorite places in Arlington Heights. In my opinion, the food here is on par with the best Sichuan food in China town. Echo all those dishes, definitely a fan of the bom bom chicken

    I would also add:

    501 Szechuan Hot Spicy Wonton
    1307 Szechuan String Bean
    724 Authentic Twice Cooked Fish Fillet

    There's also a great lamb dish with tons of Ma la flavor, I can't remember which one it was, but probably 816 Ma la lamb. It's prepared similar to a boiled beef dish with lots of szechuan peppercorn and chili flavor.


    Many thanks indeed.
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  • Post #38 - March 10th, 2014, 12:20 pm
    Post #38 - March 10th, 2014, 12:20 pm Post #38 - March 10th, 2014, 12:20 pm
    JayB wrote:Asian Bistro is one of my favorite places in Arlington Heights. In my opinion, the food here is on par with the best Sichuan food in China town.

    Agree with all this. I know I keep plugging this place, but I really do love it.

    JayB wrote:
    724 Authentic Twice Cooked Fish Fillet

    This, very much. All the other recommendations above are also good, but I think this and the pickles should be considered signature dishes.

    And when the lamb with cumin is on, it's unbeatable.

    Re Taiwanese dishes: I definitely recall beef noodle soup on the menu, but I don't think they have oyster pancakes or anything like that.
  • Post #39 - March 10th, 2014, 12:35 pm
    Post #39 - March 10th, 2014, 12:35 pm Post #39 - March 10th, 2014, 12:35 pm
    cilantro wrote:
    JayB wrote:Asian Bistro is one of my favorite places in Arlington Heights. In my opinion, the food here is on par with the best Sichuan food in China town.

    Agree with all this. I know I keep plugging this place, but I really do love it.

    JayB wrote:
    724 Authentic Twice Cooked Fish Fillet

    This, very much. All the other recommendations above are also good, but I think this and the pickles should be considered signature dishes.

    And when the lamb with cumin is on, it's unbeatable.

    Re Taiwanese dishes: I definitely recall beef noodle soup on the menu, but I don't think they have oyster pancakes or anything like that.


    I ache for good 3 Cup Chicken and Taiwanese Chicken Roll.

    That said, the Twice Cooked Fish and Cumin Lamb, Wontons in Red Oil and Sichuan String Beans will be battling a 35 min slog to Rainbow Thai Thursday night.
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  • Post #40 - March 19th, 2014, 8:57 pm
    Post #40 - March 19th, 2014, 8:57 pm Post #40 - March 19th, 2014, 8:57 pm
    c8w wrote:
    But anyway - Sankalp seems to me like its playing on a much higher level than any of these places on Devon. Not that its hugely surprising in a sense - the majority of the South-Indian population in Chicagoland (and a burgeoning one it is too) is mostly concentrated around the Schaumburg area anyway, no longer anywhere close to Devon or the city (and most dont actually come down to Devon very often anymore either, with all the Indian-shopping-needs met by Patel Brothers and all the rest, all of whom now have branches in the Schaumburg area). For its style of cuisine, I dont believe there is any place in Chicagoland near Sankalp's level, at the moment.

    Sankalp is now Atithi (at least the Schaumburg location), and the menu has been revised to include additional Northern dishes. Nothing else seems to have changed: Thursday is still Dosa Night, Thursday/Friday lunch buffet, food still rocks, etc.
  • Post #41 - March 20th, 2014, 2:00 pm
    Post #41 - March 20th, 2014, 2:00 pm Post #41 - March 20th, 2014, 2:00 pm
    JoelF just posted a comparison of two tapas restaurants in Arlington Heights, and it sounds like both merit consideration for the purposes of this thread:

    Arlington Heights Tapas (La Roca vs La Tasca)
  • Post #42 - April 14th, 2018, 11:08 pm
    Post #42 - April 14th, 2018, 11:08 pm Post #42 - April 14th, 2018, 11:08 pm
    What's good to eat in Arlington Hts? All the posts seem pretty old. Any updates?
  • Post #43 - April 15th, 2018, 10:43 am
    Post #43 - April 15th, 2018, 10:43 am Post #43 - April 15th, 2018, 10:43 am
    T-Towa
    Asian Bistro
    Big Ange's
  • Post #44 - April 15th, 2018, 11:48 am
    Post #44 - April 15th, 2018, 11:48 am Post #44 - April 15th, 2018, 11:48 am
    Salsa 17
    altThai
    Cooper's Hawk
    Walker Brothers Original Pancake House
  • Post #45 - April 15th, 2018, 12:35 pm
    Post #45 - April 15th, 2018, 12:35 pm Post #45 - April 15th, 2018, 12:35 pm
    There has to be another A.H. thread somewhere. This could apply:
    Mt. Prospecty Thread

    Jd's Brew and Cue is very decent for what it is, IMO. The sides are usually pretty good, and the q is decent. If nothing on the specials board is exciting, the 1/2 smoked chicken dinner is a great value, imo. The one time I had one, a couple three four weeks ago, it was VERY juicy, very well cooked. Hopefully their QC is on point. It was damn good.

    If I was in A.H. Boston Seafood would be on my radar a lot for dining out.
    Mitsuwa, too.
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  • Post #46 - April 15th, 2018, 8:56 pm
    Post #46 - April 15th, 2018, 8:56 pm Post #46 - April 15th, 2018, 8:56 pm
    Big Ange's. Awesome sandwiches. If possible, go at a slightly off hour, as it's a small place and is packed during regular dining hours.

    Gets some love here:
    http://lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?p=518874
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  • Post #47 - April 16th, 2018, 7:00 am
    Post #47 - April 16th, 2018, 7:00 am Post #47 - April 16th, 2018, 7:00 am
    GNR Jonnnie’s Beef is still as good as ever.
    Steve Z.

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  • Post #48 - April 16th, 2018, 8:08 am
    Post #48 - April 16th, 2018, 8:08 am Post #48 - April 16th, 2018, 8:08 am
    My daughter-in-law is quite fond of Gumrai Thai. I think they're more *solid* but less *interesting* than Alt Thai, whatever that means.

    On the east edge of AH on Rand Road is Jin 28, which has an all-you-care-to-eat Sushi menu for $19 which is pretty good. Not stellar, and I guess not actually cheap, but it is for Sushi.

    It's been a while since I've been but Ttowa Korean Bistro on Wing on the west edge of downtown AH is what I call "Korean you can take your mom to" -- it's presented more western-friendly, while keeping the flavors. Good food (although I liked their long-gone original dumpling-focused concept in Morton Grove better).
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  • Post #49 - April 16th, 2018, 11:29 pm
    Post #49 - April 16th, 2018, 11:29 pm Post #49 - April 16th, 2018, 11:29 pm
    Asian Bistro, Ttowa, Santouka, and Penang are all very worth the drive.
  • Post #50 - April 21st, 2018, 8:18 am
    Post #50 - April 21st, 2018, 8:18 am Post #50 - April 21st, 2018, 8:18 am
    Thanks all. These will all go on the list to check out.
  • Post #51 - April 21st, 2018, 10:07 am
    Post #51 - April 21st, 2018, 10:07 am Post #51 - April 21st, 2018, 10:07 am
    Recently was in the area and my cheap 1-2 punch included Hannosuke assorted tempura only $6.98 and Johnnie's beef wet, less than a Lincoln. Not a bad 20 minutes of gluttonous, glorious eating.

    20180421_095603.png Assorted Tempura: White fish, 2 shrimp, pumpkin, green pepper, seaweed, broccoli
    textgram_1524322120.png Johnnie's Beef, wet. Less than $5, more than 5 napkins
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