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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.

9 Pizza Styles to Know & How to Make Them at Home

Pizza generally means one thing—in that everyone understands what you're talking about when you say the word—and yet, the particular type of pizza one thinks of can vary widely, especially if we're...
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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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days 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 2 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.

Sally's Ribs NW Side...anyone heard or remember them? Info?

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by RSMBob 16 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...

Sur La Table prepares for bankruptcy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 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 2 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.

June 11, Support Black-owned Restaurants

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months 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 2 months 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)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months 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 5 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...

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. ...

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 3 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 4 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 5 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...