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Israel-Inspired Eatery Opens in Chicago

Hey, why the long “E”? Because the name of the restaurant is Ema — as in “mother” — and it’s finally open in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.

Chef C.J. Jacobson’s menu is inspired by his time in Israel as a professional volleyball player. Spicy hummus, lamb kefta kebabs, kebabs, fresh salads and house-made bread are among the offerings.

Michael Kaminer is a contributing editor at the Forward.


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