Zad by Pita Inn
Denizens of the northern suburbs suffered the long days of the Pita Inn’s closure, then rejoiced at its reopening in a larger space. Not nearly enough people are aware of its sister-restaurant in its former location: Zad. The menu, created by chef Falah Tabahi, is much more adventurous than Pita Inn’s pedestrian but delicious sandwiches and plates. The fassoulia and the fabulous fatet makdous will almost make you forget the dark days of the shop’s absence.
3910 Dempster, Skokie, 847.410.7999, zadbypitainn.com
Best of Chicago 2017