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The Insider’s Guide to Chicago’s Chinatown Hot Pot Restaurants The Insider’s Guide to Chicago’s Chinatown Hot Pot Restaurants(0)

Chinatown, Chicago, 60616

By: fshirley

In Chicago’s Chinatown, diners can enjoy a traditional famous dish from China called the hot pot. Two restaurants serving hot pot dishes are The Little Lamb, which serves traditional Mongolian hot pot, and The Flaming Pot, a restaurant that specializes in hot pot from the Chongqing region.

At these restaurants, diners boil their food in a bowl of broth.

The Little Lamb Hot Pot restaurant opened in 2015 at 2201 S Wentworth Ave next to the Chinatown arch. Breaking Voices spoke to the manager of the Little Lamb Hot Pot about their specialty.
小尾羊是今年新开业的火锅店,餐厅位于2201 S Wentworth Ave,位于中国城大门旁。Breaking Voices 采访到了小尾羊的老板,老板给大家推荐了他们家的特色菜品。

“For the Mongolian broth it is more about the smell and the flavor of the broth. It is not too spicy and is more friendly to foreign customers. For vegetarians we have the mushroom broth and the tomato broth. We have a special Thai broth for Thai customers.”

Hot Pot Broth

Each hot pot contains a combination of meats, seafoods, vegetables, dumplings and tofu. Foods diners often choose include lamb slices, chicken breasts slices, shrimp, chinese broccoli, oysters, and bok choy. Each ingredient cooks for 1-15 minutes, depending on the type of food.
“My recommendation is definitely the meat because we are Little Lamb. The lamb has different parts. We have the lamb rear legs, lamb forelegs and the lamb shoulder. The lamb shoulder is the best part of the lamb.”

After the food finishes cooking, diners have the option to dip their foods in dipping sauces to add more flavor to the meal.

Dipping Sauce Station

In addition to the Little Lamb Mongolian hot pot, Breaking Voices interviewed the owner of The Flaming Pot, a Chongqing hot pot restaurant in Chinatown. The Flaming Pot is located at 2342 S Wentworth Ave along the main street in Chinatown and is recognizable by its logo, which depicts the face from a Chinese opera.
除了采访蒙古风味火锅小尾羊外,breakingvoices采访了巴国沸腾的老板。巴国沸腾是一家重庆风味火锅,地址是2342 S Wentworth Ave,位于中国城主路右侧。顾客可以通过他们醒目川剧脸谱标志找到这家店。

Chongqing hot pot is known for its spicy flavor, which comes from flower pepper ( huā jiāo), chili, anise. The Flaming Pot, chef said they use more than 30 ingredients in their broth. All ingredients are fried before being put into broth.
The Flaming Pot chef recommends these popular ingredients to add to the broth: sliced mutton, sliced beef, paprika spiced lamb, beef tripe, and shrimp.
Both restaurants are frequented by Chinese customers who are familiar with hot pot cuisine. As more visitors come to Chinatown, The Little Lamb Hot Pot aims to reach these customers by providing more vegetarian options and offering promotions every day.
For more information, visit the Little Lamb’s website and search for The Flaming Pot on Yelp.
感兴趣这两家火锅店可以上小尾羊官网找寻进一步搜寻美味,同时可以在yelp上搜索The Flamping Pot了解重庆火锅巴国沸腾。

Divvy Announces 175 New Bike Stations in Chicago During Its Data Challenge Awards Divvy Announces 175 New Bike Stations in Chicago During Its Data Challenge Awards(0)

1871, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, 60654

By: Eleanor Lyon

The Second Annual Divvy Data Challenge Awards 2015 were held 6-8 p.m. on April 14 in the 1871 tech incubator auditorium at the Merchandise Mart. The Divvy Data Challenge contest encouraged designers, developers and scientists to visualize over three million Divvy trips.

Divvy Bike Map

Divvy received about 40 entries and selected 12 finalists to compete at the April 14 event.
Designers and developers used datasets from Divvy combined trip, station and station capacity data from 2013 and 2014. Two entrants tied for Best Overall entry in Divvy Data Challenge 2015:
Matthew Shaxted with a 3D visualization of 2014 Divvy trip data using curves to show hourly trips between stations and a chord diagram to show daily flow between neighborhoods.
Shaun Jacobsen with a look at which mode is faster: Divvy or public transport?
See the full Divvy Data Challenge winners list
The winners of the Divvy Data Challenge were selected based on categories that include best overall visualization, most comprehensive, most beautiful, most creative and most insightful.
The first place entry from each category will appear in a full-page ad in the RedEye and on the Divvy website and will also receive prizes from Microsoft and Divvy, including an XBOX One, an XBOX Kinect and a Windows phone.

Divvy map Chicago
The company shared more about its Spring 2015 expansion that will include areas north of Lawrence Avenue, west of Western Avenue and south of 59th Street. There will be 175 new stations and 1,750 new bikes. With 475 stations over 87 square miles, Chicago will have the most bike share stations and the largest service area in North America.
In 2013, just 91 days after Divvy bikes came to Chicago, more than 8,900 people had signed up for Divvy’s annual membership. At that time, riders had already pedaled more than one million miles. In 2014, 905,700 rides were taken with Divvy bikes. It is safe to say the company has capitalized on bike sharing in Chicago.

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