Friday, May 16, 2014

Fonda Donya Chio

Blogger is missing the tilda so better to spell it phonetically. This is the new restaurant that Everyblockers have been talking about. Carl Good broke the news two days ago.

It has that just opened look, the new sign is printed on canvas tarp tied to the awning. Its logo is that of a Mexican with a large sombrebro taking a siesta against a cactus.

On the front door the handwritten sign advertises "huaraches, quesadillas, sopes, gorditas (en) estilo D.F." 6906 N Clark Street, 773-961-7592,, hours 10 am - 9 pm, no guns allowed.

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Fonda is a small restaurant or inn. "La Reina Del Huarache"

No they aren't cooking sandals. Huaraches do get their name because they do resemble the shape and size of a sandal. This dish is most popular in the capital city of Mexico, Mexico Distrito Federal. Huaraches, sopes, gorditas, tacos et al are all variations on a theme. Either an open or closed sandwich with different types of dough or tortilla with vegetables, meat, sauce and toppings.

The Chicago Reader's review reveals that this is one of the few Mexican restaurants with hand made masa (dough) and is known for its toppings; tinga (spicy chicken), nopales (cactus), brains and more. According to the review the Edgewater location has the same uncluttered look. On Yelp it gets an average rating of 4 from 80 reviews.

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