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by shf66shf 3 days ago

Hello! I will be visiting Chicago at the end of June. Originally from Chicago and looking forward to returning for j...

nsxtasy commented 3 days ago

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A Taste of Rome in the Windy City - Bonci Opening in June(?)

by ferret 3 days ago

Gabriele Bonci is opening his first location outside Rome in the already-hot West Loop Randolph corridor. Recent repo...

Chicago Group Dinner Venue

by marlamatchen 5 days ago

Please help For a convention I'm planning, I need a venue for 50 people for a seated dinner (can be buffet, but ever...


rhododendron commented 4 days ago

Special dinner downtown a la Union Sq Cafe?

by MinnesotaGuy 11 days ago

So many interesting restaurants in Chicago---can you help narrow down the choices? Looking for something for a spe...

nsxtasy commented 11 days ago

Lula Cafe Farm Dinner

by jimmymack99 11 days ago

I have reservations at Lula Cafe for Monday night at 8:45. I wanted to have the weekly Farm Dinner but I am not su...


carineLS commented 11 days ago

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Aviary Cocktail Cookbook (from Alinea people)

by beetlebug 11 days ago

Here is a fascinating article about the making and self publishing of this cookbook. https://medium.com/@nickkokon...

Chicago for a Group of 12

by mookied39 15 days ago

Hello, OK, a bunch of friends (12) are meeting in Chicago this summer. What are some good places to go eat/hang ou...


rhododendron commented 13 days ago

Chicagoland Kosher: Does anyone else here know that doughnuts @ the Homewood, IL, Krispy Kreme is certified kosher?

by KA2CSH 18 days ago

I have been to the Krispy Kreme in Homewood, IL. They are located at 17815 Halsted St in Homewood, IL, about 1 mile ...


ferret commented 14 days ago

Chicago for three days in June - Itinerary check

by hergreenapples 1 month ago

My husband and I will be in town in late June. We're coming from Ontario, Canada, and eat out as frequently as we can...

Gonzo70 commented 14 days ago

One Steakhouse to rule them all?

by poppyquince 22 days ago

We're a couple of senior couples from California visiting at the end of May. Friends who grew up in Chicago insist th...


HoosierFoodie commented 16 days ago

Chicago with a Toddler

by ml77 21 days ago

My wife and I will be visiting Chicago from NYC on May 28-June 2. We're staying at a Best Western near the Roosevelt...


rhododendron commented 17 days ago

Special occasion dinner near Privatebank Theater, Chicago

by blazio 5 months ago

We will be staying near the Privatebank Theater in January to see Hamilton. I am looking for a place to take 4 of us...


scope12da commented 20 days ago

Dinner Near Second City

by nsm08 1 month ago

I'm looking for suggestions for dinner before heading to second city. We are pretty open to anything. Thanks!


nsm08 commented 24 days ago

Best Steakhouse

by nsm08 26 days ago

Hi, My husband and I are coming in August and he'd like to go to a steakhouse. We have been to Bavette's. Any su...


nsm08 commented 24 days ago

Dining near Wrigleyville

by nsm08 26 days ago

Any good suggestions for places to grab a meal before or after the game? Thanks.


nsm08 commented 24 days ago

Used Cutlery

by mujeresliebres 28 days ago

Can anyone recommend a good thrift shop for used cutlery? A large selection at a variety of price points would be ide...


Querencia commented 24 days ago

Wicker Park Recommendations

by jimmymack99 29 days ago

We are staying in Ukrainian Village- Close to Western and Augusta. Mid May. Looking for Sunday Breakfast/Brunch ...

nsxtasy commented 26 days ago

No Res Rick Bayless Restaurants

by dwkayak 29 days ago

Want to eat at a Bayless restaurant Saturday evening. Not surprisingly, the reservation restaurants are filled. Wonde...

nsxtasy commented 26 days ago

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Mac n cheese on the north shore?

by chowgrrl 27 days ago

Any recs for excellent Mac n cheese on the north shore? I know about Cheesie's in Evanston, but are there any other g...

Hamilton Pre-Theater Dinner

by michelle_s_d 1 month ago

Hello CHers, Looking for pre-theater dinner options on a Wednesday night in July before Hamilton. We are not picky ...

nsxtasy commented 30 days ago