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Go for the Grub – First Annual Chow-Around-the-Clock, Chicago

David Hammond | Mar 4, 200206:55 AM

Chicago, with an overabundance of ethnic dining opportunities, will host its First Annual Chow-Around-the-Clock, beginning at noon on April 5, and ending at noon on April 6. Our objectives: eat some good food, meet some good people, go down in history.

We’re going to focus on food, but along the way we’ll also stop by such non-restaurant local sites as The Kimchee Museum (perhaps the world’s one and only), an old school Finnish bathhouse (for between-meal detox), and perhaps a race track (gaming and grub go together).

We’re way open to suggestions on chowzones, but so far we’re thinking about:
· Johnnie’s Italian Beef
· Pilsen, for Mexican
· 24 hour Korean bbq spot in Albany Park
· Pakistani cab joint, for 3:00 AM kebab
· Delhi Darbar on Devon
· Chinatown, maybe dim sum or the mall

We would like to include some typically Chicago culinary creations, such as the Chicago Pizza and Chicago Hot Dog – and over the next 30 days, we will be soliciting suggestions from Chowhounds across the country for these and other locations.

For the event, we will follow a pay-for-what-you-eat strategy – don’t feel like eating, no problem…just hang, and talk food. Small contribution to of $5 for all participants – what’s not to like?

We’ll publish a list of some of the restaurant locations we intend to visit before the event so you'll have more than enough time to plan a road trip to the windy city to wine, dine and shine with committed Chicagoland chowhounds who refuse to let clock-time stand in the way of serious, world-class and committed gourmandizing.

Want to come? Post your RSVP on the Chicago board.

Can’t come but still want to share the experience? Post the name of a restaurant you think we should check out in what can only be judged a truly epic epicurean quest to sate insatiable Chowhound hunger.



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