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2018 W. Chicago Ave. (Damen Ave.) Send to Phone
773-384-9930
Jerry Suqi venture that's infused with Palestinian and Middle Eastern flavors --- courtesy of mama.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Chickpea Restaurant Review

: Jerry Suqi, who made a name for himself with Narcisse, La Pomme Rouge and Sugar, veered in another direction with this grab-and-go spot where his mom turns out homey, flavor-packed Palestinian and Middle Eastern dishes in a space adorned with colorful movie posters. Spicy hummus, yogurt-based koosa ma laban and smoky baba ghanouj are solid ways to begin. Decent falafel and grilled kebabs prove pleasing for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, and a handful of vegan options are available, too. Wednesday specials are a showcase of family recipes; other days, stuffed grape leaves and lamb-filled eggplant augment the regular selection. FYI, BYOB is not allowed, so Arabian tea is your best bet.
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