Immigrants here whether from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh welcome a fellow South Asian with the typical hospitality and warmth that makes one feel as if they have returned to their roots.
Especially when it comes to bargaining in shops in the usual Asian manner of saying - "See, we've bought so much how about rounding it off to a 40$?" or complimenting the ethnic dishes in a way that would have the manager puffing his chest and the best line would be "I wish my wife could cook like this", conveniently forgetting that daily partaking of this kind of rich food would lead to moderate amount of weight gain and a huge investment in anti-reflux medicines.
The beauty of Chicago lies in it's cutural diversity and is the best place for a weekend sojourn. Apart from Devon Ave, you have Chinatown, Koreatown, and much more. We sampled the taste of South Asian delights, shopped at the magnificent mile, were awestruck by the marine section in the Shedd Aquariuim and finally rounded the trip off by watching a late night digital show of Star Wars-The Revenge of the Sith.
Despite its horrendous peak hour traffic jams, Chicago is one of my favourite cities as it is a place I get the best that America has to offer with a flavor of curry and chopsticks when homesickness takes root.