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Devon Avenue, Chicago 
Jul. 11, 2010 11:24 pm 
Updated: Jul. 13, 2010 10:03 am
Devon is just a street in Chicago, but it makes my heart swell every time my family visits.

They say that the U.S. is a melting pot, and Devon is proof of that. It's an amalgamation of diasporas. It's culture and religion and race and a reminder of the humanity of us all.

It's also a place to get some seriously good food. And jewelry and a sari too, if that's your thing. (It's totally my thing)

I can't do it justice with my words, and I don't think pictures can capture the feel of the street, but here they are anyway.

Here's the Georgian bakery where I had my first hachipuri and almost died from bliss on the spot.


Here are some of the sights.


Here is a reminder that history is what we live, and not just what we learned in school.

Here are a few of the bargains I picked up today:

A box of mangos for $5.00


A 16 oz. jar of tahini for $3.00

My boys love this candy from Turkey.

Jul. 12, 2010 4:52 am
I've never been to Chicago, but this looks like a wonderful area to visit! Thanks for sharing!
Jul. 12, 2010 5:02 am
Hi! I lived in Chicago for about 10 years and loved Devon! Thanks for the memory!
Jul. 12, 2010 5:59 am
Way to go Citrus - it's fun to shop the authentic markets/bakeries etc :)
Jul. 12, 2010 4:27 pm
Yay! Great Blog - and I love the cool groceries! I am so glad I got to see pics! I want to go so bad! Question - how is it I talked to you today and was not informed of your new blog?! ;-) Love You!
Jul. 12, 2010 11:54 pm
Reminds me of some areas of Queens, NY. I am green with envy over the prices - I bought 1 mango today for $1.99 and spent $7.29 for a can of tahini. Lucky you!
Jul. 13, 2010 10:03 am
Thanks for all the comments, everyone! The bargains are great, that's for sure. The atmosphere is what makes it special to me. Everyone, cultural differences aside, working and living together... it's really something neat to experience.
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I'm a stay at home mom with a terrific husband and three sweet sons. I come from a big, crazy, loving family and am very close to my five sisters. Family is the best.
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I like to make anything. I like to bake and cook and I especially love making new (to me) ethnic foods and baking bread.
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My mom's chicken & rice soup with biscuits, Christmas baking, the "nothing but homemade" rule for family gatherings.
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I am a good baker. Not cakes and cookies type baking, but I do well with yeast breads and enjoy thinking up new bread recipes.
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We don't talk about those- it makes me cranky.
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