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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.

What Is the Difference Between a Chicago Dog and a Regular Hot Dog?

Prime hot dog season may be over, but there's no law that says they can only be enjoyed in summer. And the classic Chicago dog is hefty enough to be a great tailgating main course. But what exactly...
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Sally's Ribs NW Side...anyone heard or remember them? Info?

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by RSMBob 17 years ago

I ran into a fellow ex-Chicagoan out here in SoCal the other day and he went on and on about Sally's Ribs, a place that is or was on the NW side, maybe on Western Avenue? Anyone have any info about...

Vote Early Day, Oct 24

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by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

World Central Kitchen's Chefs for the Polls will be providing free meals today, October 24, Vote Early Day, in these cities at the voting locations listed on the website.

Pizza on Paulina--Does Anyone Remember?

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by Fred 16 years ago

Way back in the 60's there was an outstanding pizza restaurant on Paulina just north of Howard St. The name was 'Villa Girgente' (sp?) but we just called the place 'Villa'. I went there often in...

Restaurant Survey

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by wclark22 2 months ago

Hello, I️ am an interior design student that needs information of personal opinion of restaurants.

Stouffer’s Restaurant Chicago

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by SueFH 3 months ago

Many years ago (like 40 yikes) in the late 1970s, I used to meet my grandmother for lunch downtown at the Stouffer’s restaurant. I feel like it was on Wabash or State around Randolph (northern part...

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

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by rebecca_f 10 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. ...

Jewish deli food in Chicago

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by Bill Meyers 18 years ago

Is there a good Jewish deli in the city or suburbs? I've been to Manny's, but there must be others... I just got back from New York and I'm hungry for a good hand carved, hot corned beef sandwich. ...

Italian bread search - "ciopa"

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by bubby 13 years ago

I'm in search of a type of Italian bread my family once was able to purchase from local bakeris a few decades back on the south side/Roseland neighborhood. Ciopa Description: A type of crusty, ...

Strutzles (sp?) Root Beer

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by Scott 18 years ago

Hi All, When I was growing up in Maywood, IL in the 1960s, there was a root beer stand on 5th Ave. a block or two south of Madison St. called Strutzle's Root Beer (I'm not sure if that's the correc...

Bats (old Chicago restaurant)

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by Stuart Foster 16 years ago

Does anyone remember an old Chicago Restaurant called Bats? It was located around Michigan and 22nd Near Cermack, about a mile and half from the Loop. I remember it was a fancy sit down deli w...

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...

La Michoacana Azteca Ice Cream Paleteria | Santa Maria

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by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

To celebrate July as National Ice Cream Month, I tried to get caught up on posting on the memorable ice cream places I'd sampled over the last year. That included posting about my latest visits to ...

Challenge to Re-Create Fanny's

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by rcauntay 3 years ago

Growing up, spaghetti with meat sauce at Fanny's in Evanston was my absolute favorite dish. Fanny's recipe isn't lost, but is a secret held closely by her son, who still sells jars of the sauce. ...

Bullfrog BBQ Sauce?

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by shratter 13 years ago

I used to live in Chicago, in fact it was around 1992, and remember a product called Bullfrog BBQ Sauce that was available in grocery stores. Unfortunately, I don't remeber whether "Bullfrog" was ...

elliots bbq

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by varothe 18 years ago

any information available on the above. last known address was in riverside and before that on 55th street in chicago.

Sur La Table prepares for bankruptcy

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by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

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

Ramps in Chicago Area

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by jimkxjimk 5 months 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.