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jazzfood wrote:also, i think it's ozzie.
Paul Tyksins wrote:OG has been thrashed on LTH in the past. Sure, it's Old School to the hilt. But I'm a huge fan. There's nothing like slinking into one of their black leather (?) booths and eating a big fat OG egg roll. (Great pic!)
whiskeybent wrote:Is there a thread for restaurant signage pictures?
whiskeybent wrote:I've always thought that Orange Garden had one of the coolest old-school neon signs in the city.
JeffB wrote:And I wonder how the $15 lobster special is.
JeffB wrote:The place up on Devon among the Inian and Pakistani businesses looks to be in the same style. What's it called again?
G Wiv wrote:Peking House. I was there about 2 months ago to try, on Steve Z's recommendation, the peanut butter enhanced egg roll. Was pretty good, in a dense/oily love if you grew up eating them sort of way.
Vital Information wrote:Old school to the hilt, Orange Garden provided a stack of almond cookies. Good almond cookies, they went with some other stuff that approached and went just past good too. There is some skill in the kitchen. As JeffB notes upthread, they can fry well. Also, as noted, they can turn a tasty spare rib. Still, they are burdened with their recipes. Because we had to, we had chop suey and we had egg foo young--and the "Chinese chop suey", which in the weird dynamic of this place was the most authentic least authentic thing on the menu. Culinary stalwarts as they may be, these dishes quite sucked. I would abhor the food there if I stuck with the cliches.
On the other hand, I found, at least in its initial glutamate intense bites, the pressed duck to work...
G Wiv wrote:LTHers at Orange Garden
GAF wrote:Perhaps most interesting was that - despite the rather unkind words from the Tribune about OG's chop suey - the article was laminated and framed over the counter. Well, it brought us in.
GAF wrote:One doesn't want to oversell the cuisine, but I found several dishes quite good. The most tasty was the Beef Lo Mein, bits of beef with vermicelli noodles.
David Hammond wrote:GAF wrote:Perhaps most interesting was that - despite the rather unkind words from the Tribune about OG's chop suey - the article was laminated and framed over the counter. Well, it brought us in.
That is interesting. Possible motivation could be that even though the article did not flatter, it was publicity, and any kind of attention is good. Or perhaps OG is thinking that most people will not bother to stop and read the article; they'll just notice that there's a recent clipping about the place on the wall.
Nice of you to do, happy to send you the full size image.kitsullivan wrote:I'd really like to be able to find it somewhere on the web and blow it up, print and frame it for them. Thanks.