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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.

Five Gay Restaurants to Check Out in June (Pride Month)

June marks the start of LGBTQ+ Pride Month and this year we'll all be celebrating a little differently. It's been 51 years since the riots at Stonewall Inn—an integral spark in the decades-long fight...
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Grocery Delivery During CV Emergency

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by Querencia 2 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

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by Melanie Wong 30 days 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 30 days 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

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by Melanie Wong 2 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

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by Melanie Wong 2 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 3 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 10 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 5 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 6 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...

Cicero Rye Bread

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by astroguy 13 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' Later when I moved to Kansas City, the bakery would mail loves of bread to me. Ab...

Millers Steakhouse On Western

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by HARRY REEMS 16 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.

Italian bread search - "ciopa"

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by bubby 12 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, ...

Grubhub - DoorDash - Seamless Delivery Service Fraud

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by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Last night Pim Techamuanvivit discovered that Grubhub, Seamless and Yelp delivery services have fake listings for her San Francisco restaurant, Kin Khao, to accept food orders on their sites. Her r...

Giordano's Pizza

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by bighound 6 months ago

First dinner in Chicago is at Giordano's for deep dish pizza. To our surprise, there was a line out the door despite being in an office building. They have a clever system where you order your pi...