Chicago’s no stranger to Greek food, but Taxim brings Greek wares the likes of which this city has never seen. Instead of spanakopita, try rampopita—housemade phyllo stuffed with ramps, goat feta and dill. And instead of meat carved from a spit, roasted duck and walnut-yogurt mousse fills Taxim’s gyros. Simple mezedes (fresh fava beans tossed with crispy bits of lamb confit) and perhaps the city’s best Greek wine list (Boutari Skalani, Sigalas, Skouras and Tselepos, to start) are helping pack this place. But the best part is what’s not here—notably guys in blouses shouting “opa!”
1558 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Illinois
This story appears in the print issue of August 2009.
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