Have you recently stopped to think about how much raw seafood is around us? Almost every other new restaurant seems to have some kind of uncooked fish on its menu. But where can you find the best stuff?
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Eating in The Willis Tower: My Three Day Chinese, Thanksgiving, and Half-Priced Sushi Bender at Market Creations
During orientation on my first day working in the Sears Tower, I learned about the largely building staff-focused Market Creations: "it's always Thanksgiving on one side and Chinese food on the other. They have sushi, too."
If you're looking for some of the most inventive, saucy, flagrantly fusion-style maki around, this hip North Side sushi spot has you covered.
Kai Zan is one of those rare warm and inviting sushi restaurants. In fact, it's downright cozy, a huge improvement over the sleek and hard edged style of most sushi joints, where you feel about as welcome as a kid in a jewelry store.
Much like the endless beaches of its namesake city, there's some solid people-watching to be had at Sushi Samba Rio. But luckily the food is also worth paying attention to. And though it may be known for seafood and robata-grilled beef, meatless options come in a variety of forms.
Oh, sushi. You're a tricky one, especially during lunch in downtown Chicago. So I'll subtitle this edition of Lunch in the Loop with my own movie title, Dennis Lee's Search for Lunch Sushi: The Journey Continues. But hark! A new challenger appears! Kamehachi Sushi Café! But is it the answer I've been waiting for
[Photographs: Nick Kindelsperger] Lawrence Fish Market 3914 W. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago IL 60625 (map); 773-267-6838 The Short Order: Freshly made takeout sushi. Want Fries with That? Keep away from anything fried here. Want Ketchup? Just a few packets of...