Hours: Lunch, dinner: seven days
Moroccan and Middle Eastern fare, smack in the middle of Little Italy.
Italians have always had a thing for North Africa, so its no surprise that Couscous does a good business in Chicagos Little Italy. The couscous here, somewhat darker than youd expect, is savory and loaded with veggies and chile peppers hotter than you typically find at other North African places in Chicago. Unfortunately, falafel (one of several Middle Eastern offerings), brika (pastry-encased mashed potato and egg), and other fried items seemed to have been made hours before and reheated—its probably best to go with one of the lush stews or souffle-like tagines. Theres a lot on this menu to make vegetarians happy—I enjoyed unidentifiable hunks of exotic squash in my Maghreb-style couscous. Thick, sweet Turkish coffee, rich with cardamom, was spectacular.
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