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Chicago Area

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Nian Gao (frozen rice cakes not the kid's snack disks)!

by Libby5503 1 day ago

Is it just me or have the big chain groceries (even Whole Foods and Fresh Market) limited the variety of Asian ingred...

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Leonloveslemons commented 18 hours ago

Omega's Sweet & Sour Cabbage soup recipe

by lindacookiejar 7 years ago

Omega's on Golf Road has fantastic Sweet & Sour soup. They wouldn"t share the recipe. Anyone been able to recreate it?

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Welcome1 commented 6 days ago

Recos by Vic Theater

by Francis 7 days ago

Want to impress some out-of-towners (probably 10 people) and show there is more to Chicago than great pizza and hot d...

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Gonzo70 commented 7 days ago

well-loved "Chicago" candy?

by cb_20 10 years ago

I know this is sort of an odd first post, so bear with me. I''m looking for a favorite Chicago candy... not necessar...

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smackle commented 15 days ago

What ever happended to Capizzi's on North

by goodfood 14 years ago

I remeber growing up going to Capizzi's on North Avenue near the suburb of Oak Park. Their pizza was the best pizza e...

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moran717 commented 21 days ago

Atrocious Delivery Experience from Slice Factory in Elmwood Park

by NShewmaker 1 month ago

This isn't a particularly Chowhound type of place, but it does seem to be fairly popular in the new neighborhood I mo...

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Booboo731 commented 21 days ago

Millers Steakhouse On Western

by HARRY REEMS 15 years ago

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

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dfishgrl commented 24 days ago

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Mexique has Shuttered

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by Gonzo70 30 days ago

Sorry to report Mexique has abruptly shuttered; enjoyed several meals here over the years and was just about to head ...

One Night in Chicago Next Weekend - Restaurant Ideas

by Dave MP 1 month ago

I'll be in Chicago with my brother next Friday night. We are looking to eat dinner somewhere northwest of downtown......

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Gonzo70 commented 30 days ago

Smyth or Oriole?

by sffoodie123 2 months ago

Visiting Chicago soon. Debating between Smyth and Oriole for a single meal. Which is the better bet? Will be dining s...

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Gonzo70 commented 1 month ago

Dinner next Wednesday with clients

by CookbookQueen 1 month ago

Looking for restaurant recs for dinner for 4 next week. 2 of us with 2 clients. Cost is not an option, but would like...

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nsxtasy commented 1 month ago

Good Americanized Chinese Near Downtown

by Chowsetter 2 months ago

Been searching for years without luck for what I fear is a dying breed and a great guilty pleasure: good Americanize...

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nsxtasy commented 1 month ago

Recs for Chicago

by Worldwide Diner 1 month ago

Going to be in Chicago for 5 days/4 nights with well-behaved kids (8&6), around the 4th of July. We're stay at the H...

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Smarttyparty commented 1 month ago

Shrimp shack

by mostlymarilyn 13 years ago

As a young person, we use to stop at a shrimp shack at or around 29th and S. Ashland Avenue. Hubby thinks he remember...

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Jeffj47 commented 1 month ago

Lithuanian Restaurants

by Gordon Bogdansky-Kucaba 17 years ago

Are there any Lithuanian resaurants still open in the Chi. area? I understand that the old ones in Marquette Pk. hav...

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Querencia commented 2 months ago

Cavallone's

by Marianne 12 years ago

Where did Cavallone's Pizza go? I moved away for a few years, came back and it's gone. It was my favorite. Does an...

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Andycav commented 2 months ago

Italian bread search - "ciopa"

by bubby 11 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...

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CJM Costante commented 2 months ago