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Four Edgewater Restaurants Earn Top Michelin Award Including Newcomer Mango Pickle

When the Bib Gourmand designations were awarded from the Michelin Guide on October 13, 54 Chicago restaurants earned a spot. Even better, four of those went to Edgewater/Andersonville eateries including a new entry – Mango Pickle.

Mango Pickle, the new Indian bistro at 5842 N. Broadway, started earning praise almost instantly. Chicago native Marisa Paolillo-Patel opened the restaurant just over a year ago and has been growing a terrific reputation ever since. 

Paolillo-Patel cultivated her style in India and brought that experience to Edgewater. She told EVB, “When someone takes a bite of our food, we want the flavor, spice and heat to make them feel like their back home in India.”

Two other restaurants also made the Bib cut again this year, both are Thai eateries and are also located on Broadway’s booming restaurant scene. Herb at 5424 N. Broadway which opened in the summer of 2014, offers a menu with three and five course fine dining options of what they like to refer to as modern Thai cuisine.

Jin Thai at 5458 N Broadway also made the cut. This Edgewater Thai spot is more casual and offers authentic, traditional cuisine. The restaurant has been a longtime favorite of area residents.

Lastly, making the list is Andersonville’s Hopleaf. It opened in 1992 and almost doubled in size a few years back after a major expansion.  The Belgian-inspired food features such faves as their famous Mussels & Frites. But what really impresses people most here is its expansive selection of beer.

The Bib Gourmand awards go to restaurants that provide good food and also offer good value. Though no Edgewater restaurants won the more prestigious stars Michelin awards, the Bibs give recognition to the other outstanding eateries throughout the nation.


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