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6. Saganaki

The elaborate process of serving saganaki at Greek restaurants — setting the cheese on fire at the table, extinguishing the flames with lemon juice, and chanting "opaa!" — appears to be a Chicago invention. The Parthenon restaurant in Greektown claims credit. BONNIE TRAFELET, CHICAGO TRIBUNE