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Chicago Area

Find the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream, and more in Chicago and its suburbs. We also have tags for many of the individual cities in the region, which you can browse here.

Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

If you're doing some old-school grilling this 4th of July weekend, are you reaching for ketchup when it comes time to dress your hot dog? If so, you may be igniting the ire, disgust, and/or pity of...
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Ramps in Chicago Area

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by jimkxjimk 16 days ago

It’s a little late, but where can I find ramps (wild leeks, wild onions) in season in the Chicago area? Thanks

Millers Steakhouse On Western

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by HARRY REEMS 17 years ago

Anybody remember this place that was on devon and western. They had the best ribs ever. Lets talk about this place. Atrue oldie but goodie.

June 11, Support Black-owned Restaurants

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by Melanie Wong 27 days ago

On Thursday, June 11, please join with eaters across the country to support the black community. Order takeout or delivery from a Black-owned restaurant and post a photo on social media. For ea...

Europe's Just Eat Takeaway to buy U.S. delivery firm Grubhub for $7.3 billion

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 27 days ago

"."..Running an operation on the other side of the Atlantic, which Maloney will continue to oversee, means Just Eat boss Jitse Groen will have to maintain Grubhub’s sales force and keep the spigot ...

North Pond seedling giveaway, Sat 6/6 at noon (Chicago)

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by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"We would like to invite you to the North Pond Seedling Distribution this Saturday, June 6th at noon in front of the restaurant. We will be providing seedlings to anyone who would like to add s...

Grocery Delivery During CV Emergency

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by Querencia 3 months ago

I would be grateful if people who know about this would post. Which Chicago stores are delivering? Do I start with the website of the store (eg Jewel, Potash) or of a delivery service (eg Instacar...

Sur La Table prepares for bankruptcy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . For companies like Sur La Table that offer classes and other in-store experiences, the nationwide shutdown has been even more pernicious. . ."

where's a good place in chicago i can get my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer repaired?

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by rebecca_f 9 years ago

so, yesterday i managed to damage my kitchenaid mixer while attempting to extrude some pasta for a dinner party. while it still runs, it makes a loud clicking noise that is definitely not normal. ...

Creamy Garlic Dressing Recipe? (Chicago style)

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by tiffeecanoe 8 years ago

I miss the amazing creamy garlic salad dressings popular, or well, once popular, in Chicago restaurants, especially Italian. My all time favorite will always be from Tony & Lil's that used to be i...

Tim Tams are available in Chicago -

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by weinstein5 5 years ago

I discovered Tim Tams, the Australian Cookies, on a business trip to Australia and have been missing them ever since. Now they are now available in Chicago - I found them at the Target in Evanston ...

James Beard Award finalists 2020...

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

The restaurant business is in a wildly fluid state right now, yet the James Beard Foundation has decided to publish their list of 2020 finalists. They have also postponed the awards ceremony to Sep...

Smithfield shutting a U.S. pork plant indefinitely, warns of meat shortages

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . Slaughterhouse shutdowns are disrupting the U.S. food supply chain, crimping availability of meat at retail stores and leaving farmers without outlets for their livestock. Smithfield ext...

Little Free Libraries >>> Little Free Pantries

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Little free pantries are springing up in the time of coronavirus and mass unemployment. Previous discussion of little free pantry movement: https://www.chowhound.com/post/free-pantry-san-jose-1...

Chicago Tribune pre-2008 chocolate mousse recipe?

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by jojojovich 2 years ago

Reading the Chicago Tribune one day long ago, they featured a chocolate mousse recipe which featured ground pecan, and which resulted in a recipe that was SO rich and delicious I actually held onto...

Braciole - Cas & Lou's

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by h.b. 18 years ago

There once was an Italian place called Cas & Lou's, around Irving Park Road. It had wonderful braciole. I had it some 25 years ago and still remember its taste. Does anyone know if the place sti...

Caputo's

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by Querencia 4 months ago

Yesterday I made a happy run to Caputo's so thought I would post it in case anybody doesn't know about it. There are several branches in suburbs but only one is "in" the city (across the street, a...

How to ghost Grubhub and order your restaurant takeout ethically

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

" . . . a recent report revealed that Grubhub, which owns food delivery services like Seamless, Eat24, MenuPages, and AllMenus, has been buying domain names to set up dummy websites that resemble ...

Gourmet Food for Train Trip

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by Budstone 6 months ago

looking at the Empire Builder train ride from Chicago to Seattle and would like ideas for really good gourmet food for the trip. Will be taking a collapsable cooler and dry ice. Can you sneak (like...

Wildberry Cafe

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by bighound 8 months ago

read some very good reviews for this spot and it was near our hotel so for our last breakfast in Chicago went to Wildberry Cafe. Despite our intention to eat a light meal we got huge portions. my t...