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Restaurant Mon Feb 26 2007

Thanks for the Memories, Edo Sushi

When I moved to Chicago at the end of last summer, I discovered Bibimbop, the Korean dish of rice, vegetables, marinated beef and a fried egg. It’s not normally associated with a Japanese restaurant, but Edo Sushi in Lincoln Park, where I discovered the dish, makes one of the best in the city, according to Centerstage. And me (in my limited experience).
On my second night in town, I was enjoying a big bowl of Bibimbop at Edo, when my wallet was stolen. It was sitting in my purse, which I’d hung on the back of my chair, as I’d done for 15 years in New York City with no problem. The guy at the table behind me was able to unbuckle my bag, find my wallet and then go fall into The GAP, as I blithely ate my rice and vegetables. It was a horrible blow. I was already sore about leaving behind a job, friends and a city I loved to follow my husband to Chicago. All of a sudden, I also had no access to cash; I was unable to drive; and unable to have my name on the new checking account we had to open the following morning. Oddly enough, when I called the police to report the theft, the detective on the phone told me that he loves Edo Sushi; he eats there all the time.
That was all months ago. I’ve since reassembled most of my identity. And, all the while, I’ve continued to go back to Edo for the Bibimbop. Apparently so have many others. On my last visit, the waitress told me that Edo Sushi is going to close in the next week or so, and reopen as a Korean restaurant. It will be bittersweet to lose the place that welcomed me to Chicago. But I can’t wait to try their new Korean offerings.

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