Although not one of the country's larger 'Chinatowns', the main drag on Wentworth Avenue is worth the brief side trip from ... More
Although not one of the country's larger 'Chinatowns', the main drag on Wentworth Avenue is worth the brief side trip from the Loop for the curious. You will find an assortment of shops, restaurants and butchers with skinned ducks hanging in the windows. Fueled by an influx of money from wealthy Chinese developers looking to diversify their holdings outside of Hong Kong, Chinatown is looking to expand its boundaries. A new shopping center was recently completed and Chinatown has reportedly been put on the Mayor's list of neighborhoods up for urban renewal and redevelopment.
very nice looking main street but side streets quickly deteriorate farther away from the main.
Best part is the cheap and delicious food. Safe at daytime. Avoid venture too far from main street at night.
Hop a cab south of the Loop. Bam! Smack dab in the middle of Chicago, Pagodas rise to welcome visitors to this Far East oasis. It's such an island unto itself that many older residents speak no English at all. Too small to rival the Chinatowns in San Francisco and New York, Chicago's version is nonetheless clean, pretty, and suffused with tasty smells.
It is ridiculous that people can actually dislike Chinatown. I've been to several chinatowns in the US,(including Hong Kong and China) and I gotta say, Chicago's chinatown was one of the cleanest. The run-down shops/restaurants is the unique aspect of the experience and the smell of garbage is as authentic as you can get for a old time neighborhood. Yes, if you dislike these features of a real city, then stay home. But otherwise, chinatown is where you get the "real" chinese food. Who can pass up dim sum lunch and the never ending chinese pastries? Who can pass up the roasted peking ducks and BBQ pork? who can pass up the dirt cheap gifts and groceries? ps, if you have only been to ONE chinatown if you life, then you shouldn't be evaluating because you have nothing to argue by.
Ah yes, Burbank, Il. First of all, it's spelled SEWERAGE. Secondly, you are a rude person for making that comment. Chinatown is a great cultural experience. It may not be your culture, but that's the whole point. We are fortunate to live in a city (and suburbs) that has a variety of ethnic enclaves where we can experience something other than what we are familiar. Hey, Chinatown ain't Duke's; perhaps that is your problem.
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