While I still lament the loss of tiny Vietnamese spring roll spot, Fan Si Pan, I welcome the new guard of fatty-take-out goodness that’s recently graced West Town/East Village’s Chicago Avenue. OK, so maybe light-as-air chicken spring rolls have made way for foot-long Tommy Lee hot dogs from Rock Star Dogs and massive (I mean like 1/4 of a pizza) slices from the weeks-old and truly delicious Paula & Monica’s Pizzeria (1518 W. Chicago Ave., 312.929.3615), but at least these new (albeit highly caloric) establishments remain small and locally owned (no DQ, yet!). Other new Chicago Avenue spots include Mexique, a Mexican-French concept opened by a husband and wife duo and The Old Oak Tap (2109 W. Chicago Ave., 773.772.0406), which will boast a 1,500-square-foot beer garden when it opens in August. It’s from the guys behind bars The Continental (2801 W. Chicago Ave., 773.292.1200) and Darkroom, both located, well, just down the street.
Chicago Ave eats
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