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  • Post #61 - April 8th, 2018, 10:30 am
    Post #61 - April 8th, 2018, 10:30 am Post #61 - April 8th, 2018, 10:30 am
    Have not tried Zacatacos. That's on my list. I passed Torres market but have not stopped in there. Must do so.
    Toria

    "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - As You Like It,
    W. Shakespeare
  • Post #62 - April 8th, 2018, 8:57 pm
    Post #62 - April 8th, 2018, 8:57 pm Post #62 - April 8th, 2018, 8:57 pm
    Recently moved to La Grange Park, and have been trying to find a go-to Mexican grocery store. Torres Market in Berwyn has been my choice so far. They have a nice selection of perfectly ripe avocados. House made salsas are good. Good selection of super fresh tortillas. Chicharrons with meat still attached are quite nice. Churros were delicious. Haven't eaten in the taqueria yet, but plan to do so soon.
  • Post #63 - April 8th, 2018, 10:17 pm
    Post #63 - April 8th, 2018, 10:17 pm Post #63 - April 8th, 2018, 10:17 pm
    the wimperoo wrote:Recently moved to La Grange Park, and have been trying to find a go-to Mexican grocery store. Torres Market in Berwyn has been my choice so far. They have a nice selection of perfectly ripe avocados. House made salsas are good. Good selection of super fresh tortillas. Chicharrons with meat still attached are quite nice. Churros were delicious. Haven't eaten in the taqueria yet, but plan to do so soon.

    Berwyn Fruit & Vegetable
    3811 Harlem Ave, Berwyn

    ... also has a nice and fresh selection of their namesake. Their butcher counter rocks as well.
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #64 - April 9th, 2018, 11:51 am
    Post #64 - April 9th, 2018, 11:51 am Post #64 - April 9th, 2018, 11:51 am
    I'll second Berwyn Fruit Market. The place is so busy, everything is fresh. Interesting imported beer selection too. An added benefit, there is a Zacotacos, right next door.

    Zacotacos
    3837 S. Harlem
    Berwyn
  • Post #65 - April 9th, 2018, 2:04 pm
    Post #65 - April 9th, 2018, 2:04 pm Post #65 - April 9th, 2018, 2:04 pm
    I used to love BFM as well.
    I like Familia MUCH more. I rarely, if ever, do BFM these days. Both have their strengths.

    Torres I love for after kids' game quick meal AND ice cream all in one stop, and both things are pretty darn good, not just convenient.
    We cannot be friends if you do not know the difference between Mayo and Miracle Whip.
  • Post #66 - April 9th, 2018, 2:14 pm
    Post #66 - April 9th, 2018, 2:14 pm Post #66 - April 9th, 2018, 2:14 pm
    the wimperoo wrote:Recently moved to La Grange Park, and have been trying to find a go-to Mexican grocery store. Torres Market in Berwyn has been my choice so far. They have a nice selection of perfectly ripe avocados. House made salsas are good. Good selection of super fresh tortillas. Chicharrons with meat still attached are quite nice. Churros were delicious. Haven't eaten in the taqueria yet, but plan to do so soon.


    If you are ever there on a Saturday....
    Pop into Valles Produce "La Casa Del Arrachera." It's on 26th on your way home from Torres. Just West of East avenue on the N side of the street. Blink and you'll miss it.

    If you want salsa from a grocery store? FIRE.
    They have at least 5 diff salsas on offer every day.
    Weekends they have a decent selection of prepared foods including potato and chorizo tortas which might be the best value in town. The store itself is pretty dank and tiny, but everyone who works there could not be more friendly.

    The salsas though? FIRE. ABSOLUTE FIRE.
    Generally, green avocado, roasted tomato, tomatillo verde, and pico de gallo are once a week or so pickups for my fridge. They have a red avocado salsa, it had a kind of menthol-ish tinge to it. I didn't much care for it, but they always have it, so I'm guessing plenty of ppl love it.

    Pop in whenever you have a chance. I'm guessing you've passed it a bunch of times. It's no bright and airy place, just be warned. I love that place to death.
    We cannot be friends if you do not know the difference between Mayo and Miracle Whip.
  • Post #67 - April 9th, 2018, 3:56 pm
    Post #67 - April 9th, 2018, 3:56 pm Post #67 - April 9th, 2018, 3:56 pm
    seebee wrote:
    the wimperoo wrote:Recently moved to La Grange Park, and have been trying to find a go-to Mexican grocery store. Torres Market in Berwyn has been my choice so far. They have a nice selection of perfectly ripe avocados. House made salsas are good. Good selection of super fresh tortillas. Chicharrons with meat still attached are quite nice. Churros were delicious. Haven't eaten in the taqueria yet, but plan to do so soon.


    If you are ever there on a Saturday....
    Pop into Valles Produce "La Casa Del Arrachera." It's on 26th on your way home from Torres. Just West of East avenue on the N side of the street. Blink and you'll miss it.

    If you want salsa from a grocery store? FIRE.
    They have at least 5 diff salsas on offer every day.
    Weekends they have a decent selection of prepared foods including potato and chorizo tortas which might be the best value in town. The store itself is pretty dank and tiny, but everyone who works there could not be more friendly.

    The salsas though? FIRE. ABSOLUTE FIRE.
    Generally, green avocado, roasted tomato, tomatillo verde, and pico de gallo are once a week or so pickups for my fridge. They have a red avocado salsa, it had a kind of menthol-ish tinge to it. I didn't much care for it, but they always have it, so I'm guessing plenty of ppl love it.

    Pop in whenever you have a chance. I'm guessing you've passed it a bunch of times. It's no bright and airy place, just be warned. I love that place to death.


    Thanks for the tip. I've definitely driven past there quite a few times. Will plan on checking it out soon.
  • Post #68 - April 13th, 2018, 11:31 am
    Post #68 - April 13th, 2018, 11:31 am Post #68 - April 13th, 2018, 11:31 am
    The rye bread at Czech plaza was amazing. The owner said they make it there. I'd kill for the recipe.
    Toria

    "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - As You Like It,
    W. Shakespeare
  • Post #69 - April 16th, 2018, 12:38 pm
    Post #69 - April 16th, 2018, 12:38 pm Post #69 - April 16th, 2018, 12:38 pm
    zoid wrote:
    Panther in the Den wrote:They do have a bar.


    Hmmm...
    OP Boys?

    Oak Park invades Berwyn!

    Story at 10. :)
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #70 - April 16th, 2018, 12:43 pm
    Post #70 - April 16th, 2018, 12:43 pm Post #70 - April 16th, 2018, 12:43 pm
    seebee wrote:We hit up Las Vegas Vietnamese food, and left thoroughly impressed. Immediately goes into the rotation. Only had the cell phone, the work cell phone at that, so I think I might leave some pics off. Looks like I got a few decent ones, at least.

    Bright and airy space. Decent amount of room. Their previous incarnation was much smaller, and only four or five cheap tables. I'd guess triple the space in the new diggs.
    Tables are each equipped with a caddy that holds plasticware and chopsticks. Bottle of sriaracha, too.

    ...

    Website from the old location:
    http://lasvegasrest.com/
    New address:
    6723 Cermak Rd, Berwyn, IL 60402

    I was waiting a while before visiting and after the above visit I figured it was time.

    Started off with the highly recommended Jasmine tea. I liked the clear cups. :) There was no ginger tea that I enjoyed so much further north.

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    Rather than go with the traditional spring rolls we went with the egg rolls which as many know are not the traditional Cantonese style. Everything fresh, served hot, pretty darn good for this style.

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    Crispy Pancake - Mild flavor with a Big Crunch from the sprouts. Added some of the hoisin sauce that was on the table for a flavor boost.

    A little too loose to eat as a taco I would grab a fingers full of pancake, top it with the plentiful greens, a squirt of sauce. Very tasty.

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    My Bride opted for the Pork Bánh Mì. This sandwich does have a moderate level of heat and even after removing the jalapeños it was still a bit much for her.

    I enjoyed the sandwich very much! The marinated and fried pork had a great flavor, the greens and bread a good crunch. I would return for this sandwich alone.

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    Besides the sandwich and as expected the true standout was the Special Phở.

    Deep rich broth, 3 meats tender and flavorful and the veggies plentiful and fresh. A squirt of Sriracha and you are good to go.

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    All in all a great visit! Best in the West? I don’t know but a welcome addition to the neighborhood.
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #71 - April 17th, 2018, 9:25 am
    Post #71 - April 17th, 2018, 9:25 am Post #71 - April 17th, 2018, 9:25 am
    A little too loose to eat as a taco I would grab a fingers full of pancake, top it with the plentiful greens, a squirt of sauce. Very tasty.


    We use the large lettuce leaves as the 'taco shell' and load the pancake and other veggies into it with a dollop of nuoc chom. Still messy, but that's the way I was taught by locals many years ago....

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