By David Hammond
Four Belly (3227 North Clark) announces on its signage that it serves “Asian street food.” There’s JJ Thai Street Food (1715 West Chicago) whose very name suggests the genesis of its cuisine and the newly opened Immm Rice and Beyond (4949 North Broadway) explains on its site, “we serve foods found at food stalls and carts in the streets of Thailand.”
Jarabe Mexican Street Food (2255 West Taylor) might face some competition from Lola Brasa in the Kimpton Hotel (39 South LaSalle), which Crain’s tells us will focus on Latin American street fare, though neither serves food on the street.
The only place in Chicago you can find street food—aside from random food carts and trucks which are in another category—is at the Maxwell Street Market where you will still discover, every Sunday morning, a tent city of small, family vendors offering up the food of their heritage. Read the rest of this entry »