Chinatown

You see red and green, the Chinese colors of good luck, everywhere near Cermak, Wentworth, and Archer.

This is actually Chicago's second Chinatown. The first was around Clark and Van Buren Streets in what is today the South Loop.

There's always something to celebrate in Chinatown: the Chinese New Year in February, Lantern Festival in May, the Moon Festival in September, and Double Ten Day-celebrating the Republic of China's independence-in October.

Neighborhood Notables:

Emperor's Choice Restaurant
2238 S. Wentworth
312 / 225-8800
Specializing in Chinese seafood dishes, this is one of more than 50 restaurants you'll find in Chinatown.

Chinatown Square Mall
2130 S. Archer Ave.
312 / 225-0088

Pui Tak Center
2216 S. Wentworth Ave.
312 / 328-1188
The Center provides a variety of social services for new immigrants and others in the Chinese-American community.

To get to Chinatown by 'L,' take the 95th/Dan Ryan Branch of the Red Line to Cermak/Chinatown.

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