Time Out Says, Next Stop Carnitas, Pierogies Are Next

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They couldn't have timed this better for a time of year when you want your walk from train to destination to be as short as possible. Time Out Chicago looks at what's to eat at key stops on every subway or elevated line — from Western on the brown line, with its odd combination of old German and Thai, to 18th street on the pink line which they aptly dub "the carnitas stop," to the Polish food and nightlife off the blue line in Jefferson Park. (We'll pass over that they also include mostly chainy and mediocre Southport, but at least they manage a couple of decent suggestions here, too.) It's a guide to the transit system, to be sure, but it's really a guide to the city's rich diversity of neighborhoods as illuminated by easy public transportation access— and both new and old-timers will discover something new using it to take themselves to a part of town they haven't really explored before. Though maybe not until it gets a little warmer... [TOC]