Than;s for the f/u. Next time that you are in Chicago you may want to check out Ed’s Potsticker House.
I had a 5-hr layover on the train. I hoped to have lunch at Berghoff but forgot about it being Sunday. I hiked down Adams from the station and found it closed. I had no Chicago guide books with me but I pretty much figured I wouldn’t find anyplace open in the Loop and vaguely remembered (from a previous trip I did to Chicago like the one just completed to New York) Lincoln Park and environs as having lots of places, so I kept walking down Adams to the Brown Line El station, climbed aboard and got off at Diversy (based on the look of the "hood" from up on the El). I walked down the street a few blocks, passed Starbucks, and didn’t see anything interesting until I came to a corner with an Italian joint that looked interesting–but it turned out also to be closed for another hour (until noon–keep in mind it’s about 28 degrees, I’m standing out in the cold and have to be back to the station in 3 hours). I remembered passing Los 3 Panchos. Yes, it looked like a burrito stand but in San Francisco I often eat at such places and I hadn’t had a decent taco or burrito in weeks. Besides, the place was warm and the girl behind the counter was friendly. I don’t regret the choice.
About the dumplings–officially, they contain pork with scallions. In San Francisco, they’d be called garden variety potstickers. I love ’em.