• Isla Pilipina, the Iconic Filipino Restaurant, to Close After 17 Years

    Isla Pilipina, the Iconic Filipino Restaurant, to Close After 17 Years

    By Sarahlynn Pablo | Eater Chicago | Mar 23, 2020, 2:21pm CDT

    After 17 years in Lincoln Square, Isla Pilipina — a Filipino food mainstay loved for its addictive lumpia and for becoming a de facto gathering place for the Filipino-American community in Chicago — is closing. Owner Ray Espiritu’s 32-seat diner, tucked into a strip mall at 2501 W. Lawrence Avenue, will cease delivery and takeaway services Sunday. Espiritu plans to reopen in a new location in May, depending on the COVID-19 situation. He declined to provide an exact location, only saying it would be “downtown.”  READ MORE

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