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"Great Neighborhood Restaurant" Nominations Begin

By Laura Oppenheimer in Food on Aug 15, 2007 5:00PM

Our friends over at LTHforum have just opened up the nominations period for new Great Neighborhood Restaurants (GNRs). We've sung the praises of this program before; with Chicago being "a city of neighborhoods," it can oftentimes be difficult to get to know the ins and outs of new neighborhoods. Chicagoist certainly will cop to this. We tend to avoid going out anywhere (and yes, this is really sad) that isn't within walking distance of our apartment. A combination of disgust with the state of the CTA, laziness and a lack of knowledge of where to go make it so.

2007_8_lth.gifWhich is why, to get back to the point, we are such big fans of the GNR program LTHforum does. We love getting tipped off to check out restaurants that are off the beaten path, places that Vettel and Bruno would never be found in.

“We have two primary objectives in doing this," said David Dickson, who runs the GNR program. "We want to be the definitive resource for adventurous eaters to find good places to eat, and we want to help support deserving restaurants that many might not otherwise try.”

Check out the GNR FAQs and then get to nominating on the forum.

What is the best neighborhood restaurant in your hood?