Go ahead and zoom in on the embedded map. We'll wait.
We did. It's the giant gap from the West Side to the far west suburbs on LTHForum's annual list of Great Neighborhood Restaurants, which debuted last week.
Nineteen new Chicago and suburban eateries were added to this year's list, compiled by the popular culinary chatter website's community, reportedly 11,000 strong. Each year, members of the site nominate a slew of restaurants and a committee ratifies those picks "based on the degree of discussion and community-wide enthusiasm evidenced on the site." Here's the complete list.
If you didn't know any better, you'd think Oak Park doesn't have a single noteworthy restaurant. Our neighbors apparently do — Cicero's got Freddy's Pizza, Forest Park has Gaetano's, Elmwood Park has Johnnie's Beef, and Chicago's nearby Island neighborhood has the Depot Diner.
But nothing in our zip code. Eleven thousand LTH Forum contributors can't be wrong.
Or can they?