Eateries in Rogers Park

This week, I’d like to share a Rogers Park post by my classmate, Dominique Stem.

This weekend, I got the pleasure of seeing the movie, The Vow, which was set in Chicago. It was a great movie with a wonderful, heartfelt, touching story. One thing that I found particularly interesting about the movie was that a lot of the movie was set in Rogers Park. There were different scenes where the couple would go eat at a cool diner or get coffee at their favorite café in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

The movie has a lot of interesting spots that the couple would go to grab a bite to eat at and just different places just to hang out. like the farmers market, and the couple’s favorite café, Café Mnemoni. I lived in Rogers Park for two years and enjoyed every minute of it. I was unlike living downtown or in the suburbs; you fells like you were living in a little diverse city. In lieu of the awesome spots and restaurants in the movie, I would also like to share some of my favorite eateries in Rogers Park.

  • Uncommon Ground, located right on Devon. This restaurant is unique because it grows its produce on site and everything is made fresh. The food there is always tasty and satisfying and it’s a lot better than eating at the Maxwell Street on the corner.

    Uncommon Ground

  • Bananas Fosters, located on Sheridan Road. From what Yelp! is saying, this yummy breakfast place is now closed, which is strange because I just visited there not too long ago. At any rate though, Bananas Fosters was a great breakfast eatery and their food was always fresh and prepared to order.
  • Jamaican Jerk, right off of the Howard Red Line Stop. Jamaican Jerk has some of greatest, best tasting Jerk chicken in Chicago. It’s made with the prefect amount of spices and herbs and always leaves you satisfied.
  • Thai Grill, located on Granville. This relatively inexpensive grill specializes in Thai food and is very popular for Loyola’s students and their collegiate budget.

Next time you happen to get off at the end of Lake Shore Drive, take a trip to some of these places and please your taste buds and brain with some food from a different culture and see the different sights Rogers Park has to offer.

Dominique has her own blog, where she reports on the Chicago Bulls. I posted about rookie Jimmy Butler on Dominique’s blog this week. Check out all Domique’s posts here: http://sportingchicago.tumblr.com.

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