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Crazy Pot Reopens in Chinatown

By Casey Cora | December 12, 2012 11:53am | Updated on December 12, 2012 12:29pm

CHINATOWN — What separates Crazy Pot from the dozens of other neighborhood restaurants?

Owner Wayne Liang said it’s the hot pot-heavy menu, filled with Cantonese-style cuisine.

“We have lots of different varieties. We have a pork bone pot, rabbit, duck, chicken pot. So many restaurants have much of the same. Our menu is totally different,” said Liang, 42, of Bridgeport. 

Liang, who also serves a landlord for the building at 2002 S. Wentworth Ave., took over the old Crazy Pot space in September after its previous owner died. After a little remodeling, it reopened in late October.

In addition to its hot pot selections  — offered in choose-your-own or pre-assembled “crazy” pots served atop a burner — the BYOB restaurant serves a wide range of poultry, meat and fish dishes.

Liang said it’s already drawing a following from regulars at KenKee, the popular nearby Chinatown Square restaurant he’s owned for 17 years.

“We have lots of return customers. They like our menu,” he said.

Crazy Pot, 2002 S. Wentworth Ave., is open seven days week from noon-2 a.m. Delivery available. (312) 225-8892.