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Hyderabad House on Devon

Img_2686Not sure if you guys know this, but I write loads of restaurant reviews for local mags and online guides.  Word count is hell--you try summing up a place in under 100 words--and I really only cover low-key joints, mostly ethnic in nature.  Here is one that I want to share from last weeks Time Out Chicago.  It was on Hyderabad House, seriously one of the best little Indian dives on Devon.  They just opened up a restaurant across the street that is more family dining style, not cabbie haunt and it is just as good, if not better.  The original is cheaper, though and the pic to the left is of one of the more intriguing dishes I tried--mutton!  I almost didn't try it, but man, it was straight delish~

Hyderabad House
Address: 2225 W Devon Ave Far North Side, Chicago
Hours: Lunch, dinner; Phone: 773-381-1230
Travel: Bus: 49B, 93, 155
Prices:Average main course: $7

This tucked-away Southern Indian nugget is a dream for strapped diners, especially if they're meat lovers. With no veggie options on the dry-erase-board menu, the cabbies, locals and neighboring auto-shop clientele have no choice but to load up on piquant bowls of soft mutton in silky gravy and heaping plates of steaming lamb biryani. Be prepared to make multiple lightning-quick beelines for the water cooler if you choose the chicken paratha—its tasty but potent fire level can be a bit much for beginners. Cool off with a tasty bowl of homemade kheer (rice pudding).



That sounds straight up delicious, I will have to get there asap!
Thx for the tip....keep 'em coming, pal!


It looks like you got maybe a Vindaloo...I thought the Hyderebad House was a Vegitarian shop I guess it depends on which Hyderabad it's named after, Pak.(more likely meat based) or India (good Dals).
I have a new place I just found called Hoanh Long a Vietnamese rest. on Lincoln Ave. decor is a 3 food
...Amazing, u gotta try the Tom Sate Hoanh Long(stir fried shrimp) I was shaking with excitment after my first bite.
6441 N. Lincoln I'm going there today !'s fun to have the waitress pronounce the dishes....I can't.

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