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Was Henrici's a restaurant?

by KAD 16 years ago

I have a lot of old books of Chicago with many pictures. Many pictures shows a place with a big neon sign with the wo...


Querencia commented 9 hours ago

Best Place to Buy Holiday Tamales

by NShewmaker 10 days ago

Hi All! Growing up in Southern California, my family always picked up 2-3 dozen tamales a few days before Christma...


rhododendron commented 2 days ago

Frisee Lettuce

by HalChicago 29 days ago

Now that Treasure Island is closed, where can you find Frisee Lettuce in Chicago? Thank you.


HalChicago commented 2 days ago

Produce Markets 2018

by solon 8 days ago

All the posts on this topic seem to be about 10 years old, and I would appreciate some current suggestions. Although...


Querencia commented 3 days ago

White "cheese dip" in Chicago?

by emiliewasmyeve 9 years ago

I've posted before about how, for good or for ill, Chicago doesn't have the Mexican food that I grew up with in the S...


lexmaus commented 15 days ago

Challenge to Re-Create Fanny's

by rcauntay 10 months ago

Growing up, spaghetti with meat sauce at Fanny's in Evanston was my absolute favorite dish. Fanny's recipe isn't los...


janedaniels commented 16 days ago

Vittoris Beef

by Francis Serra 13 years ago

What happened to the Vittori's Sandwich shop on Taylor Street in Chicago?


triciazo commented 17 days ago

Aloha Poke Co?

by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

With the national news about Chicago-based Aloha Poke Co, I'm just wondering if the food is any good. Opinions? http...


ferret commented 18 days ago

Chicago Recs for a San Francisco Hound

by Foodnut8 4 months ago

Heading to Chicago for the first time. Staying by the Loop. Alinea is on the list. Need other recommendations f...


Foodnut8 commented 19 days ago

Chick's - Still around?

by tablefor1 10 years ago

Does anyone remember a place called Chick's - a greasy hamburger vienna beef hot dog place, right off of a highway ex...


Lweston commented 26 days ago

Treasure Island Closing

by NShewmaker 1 month ago

Bummed to hear this. In case anyone hasn’t heard, here’s a link.


ferret commented 1 month ago

Amarena Cherries (Fabbri or Toschi Brand) in western burbs?

by tvhacu 12 years ago

Hello, I'm looking for a local source (western burbs ideally) for Amarena cherries? I've found a few online shops...


ferret commented 1 month ago

Cicero Rye Bread

by astroguy 11 years ago

I grew up in Chicago in the 50's and 60's and remember The dark crusted rye bread from a bakery call "Cicero Rye' La...


Eric20007 commented 1 month ago

Bats (old Chicago restaurant)

by Stuart Foster 14 years ago

Does anyone remember an old Chicago Restaurant called Bats? It was located around Michigan and 22nd Near Cermack...


HK6112 commented 1 month ago

Unique Chicago Restaurants

by snowbordinglife 2 months ago

We are headed back to Chicago for a graduation in January and are looking for some unique dining experiences. We hav...


snowbordinglife commented 2 months ago

First Time to Chicago

by NatashaA 2 months ago

Hi! I'm hoping to gain some insight into the best places to eat while visiting Chicago in October. We'll be in town f...


NatashaA commented 2 months ago

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Selling 2 tickets to Konro (42 Grams chef) on 9/15 5:45pm

by LuckyOz 2 months ago

2 Tickets to eat a meal at Konro, the travelling supper club by chef Jake Bickelhaupt. THis is a private dinner party...

Ethnic Groceries in Chicago

by Querencia 2 months ago

This is general information for the benefit of newcomers and visitors. One of the great joys of Chicago is our multi-...


Eldon Kreider commented 2 months ago