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I've decided to come back to highlight empanadas in Pilsen, Chicago. A friend of mine mentioned so I stopped to try empanadas from Luciano's supermarket in Pilsen. Soon after I tried one, I realized that the empanada was baked! Yes, not fried but baked. The...More
Since the 19th century, the demographics of the Pilsen neighborhood has made many changes. Originally inhabited by German, Polish, Italian, and Czech immigrants, the area was named by Czech immigrants after Plzeň, the fourth largest city in what is currently the Czech Republic. Overcrowded with...More
This is a wonderful Mexican neighborhood complete with colorful murals. It is being invaded by grey themed buildings which is destroying its character. Go to the local restaurants and stores, do not buy from the National fast food places.
one of the things I love about Chicago is all the different neighborhoods and the feel/ personality of each. Having lived in the South Loop for the past decade- which is convenient for things like work- but essentially full of residential buildings, mediocre restaurants, and...More
Let me start off by saying the area is really cool aesthetically and has great street art. There’s plenty of good places to eat too. However, the locals really don’t seem to like AirBnB people? Constantly giving us crap and being extremely rude to us...More
Pilsen has yet to be really gentrified (for where it is), so it still has an ethnic flavor to it, mostly Latin but more precisely, Mexican. There are a lot of excellent Mexican restaurants.. This is where you get to enjoy street art.
Pilsen is an interesting place to be. The area has yet to be really gentrified, so it still has an ethnic flavor to it. Naturally, there are a lot of Mexican restaurants and "mom & pop" stores of different varieties. If you are a fan...More
To find the bits of Pilsen that the guide books claim are full of old-style character now being gentrified, turn left when you come off the L. There;'s a fantastic second hand bookshop on the left and some interesting second hand clothing and junk shops....More