New South Loop Restaurant to Offer Robots and Chinese Hot Pots

New South Loop Restaurant to Offer Robots and Chinese Hot Pots

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Although Chicago’s Chinatown is less than a 10-minute drive from Roosevelt Collection, the South Loop development that’s been aggressive in adding new restaurants this year in announcing Pacino’s Classic Italian and Lucky Well barbecue, management is adding a unique Pan Asian restaurant to the lineup with the addition of the X Pot. This restaurant promises an unusual dining experience with hot pots, sushi, and — of course — robots. Sure, there’s a new Terminator movie coming out in November, but…

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Broadway’s Chubby Cattle Pivots Away from Conveyor Belt Hot Pot

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Remember the conveyor belt hot pot restaurant that opened last year on Broadway? No? Well maybe that’s why Chubby Cattle is no longer a conveyor belt hot pot restaurant. It has switched its concept to conveyor belt sushi. Now known as Rolls by Chubby Cattle, the less-than-a-year-old spot that billed itself as the world’s first refrigerated conveyor belt hot pot restaurant, complete with a train that delivered orders to your table to the tune of dramatic “Star Wars” music (who…

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Would You Believe Beef Delivered by Conveyor Belt?

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A Chinese-Mongolian hot pot restaurant in Chinatown, where the soup ingredients are delivered to the table via a refrigerated conveyor belt (or, a for hot foods, by way of a small mag-lev train). A plush seafood-steak house chain in King of Prussia. An all-day cafe in Center City owned by one of the region's largest bakeries. And a mammoth South Philadelphia-style Italian restaurant in Rittenhouse co-owned (coincidentally) by one of the region's best-known bakery families. By my count, the region's…

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4 Best Spots to Get Hot Pot in Philadelphia

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Nothing beats sharing a hot pot of soup with friends around the table in chilly winter weather. If you're craving comfort, we've got you covered. Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top hot pot outlets in Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt Chinatown's Chubby Cattle, located at 146 N. 10th St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the hot…

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