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    Post #1 - March 13th, 2018, 12:25 pm
    Post #1 - March 13th, 2018, 12:25 pm Post #1 - March 13th, 2018, 12:25 pm
    I have the day off tomorrow and am looking to try some non-American breakfast. Any favorites?
  • Post #2 - March 13th, 2018, 1:04 pm
    Post #2 - March 13th, 2018, 1:04 pm Post #2 - March 13th, 2018, 1:04 pm
    I've really been enjoying the chilaquiles at Chavas on Grand. Not too far east of there is Uncle Mike's (Filipino), which is a board favorite.

    =R=

    Chavas Tacos El Original
    2333 W Grand Ave
    Chicago, IL 60612
    (312) 226-1129

    Uncle Mike's Place
    1700 W Grand Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
    (312) 226-5318
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  • Post #3 - March 13th, 2018, 3:57 pm
    Post #3 - March 13th, 2018, 3:57 pm Post #3 - March 13th, 2018, 3:57 pm
    Not sure if you're a fan of Ethiopian food or flavors, but I LOVE the breakfast at Tesfa.

    Tesfa Ethiopian Cuisine

    1023 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
  • Post #4 - March 13th, 2018, 6:34 pm
    Post #4 - March 13th, 2018, 6:34 pm Post #4 - March 13th, 2018, 6:34 pm
    How about a new place getting nice online feedback, that I, and very possibly many other LTH members, have been hoping to try:
    Caribella
    3311 W. Fullerton
    (773)360-8873
    http://www.caribellachicago.com
    *Closed Wedn's, damn!
  • Post #5 - March 16th, 2018, 1:16 pm
    Post #5 - March 16th, 2018, 1:16 pm Post #5 - March 16th, 2018, 1:16 pm
    In the Spirit of St Patrick's Day, the Gaelic Breakfast at the Ashford House:
    White Pudding
    Black Pudding
    Irish Bacon
    Bangers
    Grilled Tomato
    Baked Beans
    Potatoes
    3 eggs any style
    toast
    All for $10!

    Ashford House
    7659 W 159th
    Tinley Park, IL 60487
  • Post #6 - March 16th, 2018, 2:53 pm
    Post #6 - March 16th, 2018, 2:53 pm Post #6 - March 16th, 2018, 2:53 pm
    alessio20 wrote:Not sure if you're a fan of Ethiopian food or flavors, but I LOVE the breakfast at Tesfa.

    Tesfa Ethiopian Cuisine

    1023 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
    Looking at menu: https://themenustar1.com/webspace/menus ... bview1.com

    What do you normally order?
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #7 - March 17th, 2018, 10:53 am
    Post #7 - March 17th, 2018, 10:53 am Post #7 - March 17th, 2018, 10:53 am
    Sweet Willie wrote:
    alessio20 wrote:Not sure if you're a fan of Ethiopian food or flavors, but I LOVE the breakfast at Tesfa.

    Tesfa Ethiopian Cuisine

    1023 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
    Looking at menu: https://themenustar1.com/webspace/menus ... bview1.com

    What do you normally order?


    I'm partial to the "eggs with meat". Very simple but flavorful. Basically scrambled eggs with tibs-like beef. The niter kibbeh (spiced clarified butter) makes everything taste wonderful. Service is also very warm, and includes tea. I think I have a pic. Will see if I can figure how to post it.
    Ethi 3.png Eggs And Meat, Tesfa
    Last edited by alessio20 on March 17th, 2018, 2:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  • Post #8 - March 17th, 2018, 12:04 pm
    Post #8 - March 17th, 2018, 12:04 pm Post #8 - March 17th, 2018, 12:04 pm
    Although I just posted this on another thread http://lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=44265
    it belongs on this as well. Behold the Komplet Lepina aka flatbread w/everything, like an eggs benedict on steroids, sub Serbian cream cheese for eggs, w/pork fat and trimmings involved, stuffed into flatbread and baked to supreme gooeyness @ Astoria Cafe and Bakery Image
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #9 - April 1st, 2018, 7:46 pm
    Post #9 - April 1st, 2018, 7:46 pm Post #9 - April 1st, 2018, 7:46 pm
    alessio20 wrote:I'm partial to the "eggs with meat". Very simple but flavorful. Basically scrambled eggs with tibs-like beef. The niter kibbeh (spiced clarified butter) makes everything taste wonderful. Service is also very warm, and includes tea. I think I have a pic. Will see if I can figure how to post it.

    This morning, a friend and I split a few items, the eggs with meat being one of them. REALLY tasty! Thanks for recommending.

    Also tried starter of fatira - bread baked with spiced ground meat filling - these were so-so as the bread is not rich, crust not crusty/crisp and filling not abundant.

    Fol (Smashed and flavored chickpeas cooked with onion and garlic in vegetable oil) were quite good and had nice heat. We also enjoyed this dish.

    Side note, Tefsa doesn't open until 11am so this was actually a brunch for me, really can't call it breakfast when that late :)
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #10 - April 1st, 2018, 8:06 pm
    Post #10 - April 1st, 2018, 8:06 pm Post #10 - April 1st, 2018, 8:06 pm
    alessio20 wrote:Not sure if you're a fan of Ethiopian food or flavors, but I LOVE the breakfast at Tesfa

    I dig Tesfa for breakfast, typically order Inqulal Be-Avocado (eggs w/avacado). This is a deceptively hearty dish, especially when eaten with included injera. If you like a little heat ask for berbere or mitmita (spicier than berbere).
    TesfaLTH2.jpg Inqulal Be-Avocado (eggs w/avacado)
    TesfaLTH3.jpg Inqulal Be-Avocado (eggs w/avacado)
    TesfaLTH4.jpg Tesfa Ethiopian Cuisine, 1023 W Wilson Ave

    Tesfa, count me a fan!
    Sauce on the side, always, implied, axiomatic..........never a doubt, BBQ sauce without.

    Low & Slow
  • Post #11 - April 2nd, 2018, 1:01 pm
    Post #11 - April 2nd, 2018, 1:01 pm Post #11 - April 2nd, 2018, 1:01 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:I've really been enjoying the chilaquiles at Chavas on Grand. Not too far east of there is Uncle Mike's (Filipino), which is a board favorite.

    =R=

    Chavas Tacos El Original
    2333 W Grand Ave
    Chicago, IL 60612
    (312) 226-1129

    Uncle Mike's Place
    1700 W Grand Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
    (312) 226-5318

    Uncle Mike's is my all-around favorite breakfast in the city - can't recommend it highly enough! For a first timer, I'd recommend the combo longanisa + tocino breakfast plate. Although you can't go wrong w/ the skirt steak either.
  • Post #12 - April 2nd, 2018, 1:07 pm
    Post #12 - April 2nd, 2018, 1:07 pm Post #12 - April 2nd, 2018, 1:07 pm
    bweiny wrote:How about a new place getting nice online feedback, that I, and very possibly many other LTH members, have been hoping to try:
    Caribella
    3311 W. Fullerton
    (773)360-8873
    http://www.caribellachicago.com
    *Closed Wedn's, damn!

    Also worth noting that while their lunch menu is Caribbean influenced, their breakfast menu is decidedly "American." Pretty much just omelets, eggs, home fries, pancakes, and the like.

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