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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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Grocery Delivery During CV Emergency

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by Querencia 4 days 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...

Little Free Libraries >>> Little Free Pantries

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by Melanie Wong 10 days 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 1 year 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 27 days 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 8 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 3 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 4 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 12 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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 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 4 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...

30th Birthday - Chicago

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by jnk89 4 months ago

Hi 'hounds...this is my first post on here, but I have utilized the discussion board to see if there's been any recent questions re: affordable group dinners. I just moved back to Chicago this ...

Sally's Barbecue

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by Bob Fagelson 16 years ago

There was a barbecue joint in Chicago. It began on the west side but eventually moved to north Western Ave. The name was Sally's. If anyone has the formula for their barbecue sauce, I would be eter...

Chinese Restaurants Are Closing

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . the share of Chinese restaurants in the top 20 metropolitan areas has been consistently falling. Five years ago, an average of 7.3 percent of all restaurants in these areas were Chinese, co...

Cozy Corner Breakfast Boutique-Oak Park

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by bighound 4 months ago

After very extensive research and a long train ride to the end of the line we chose Sunday morning breakfast at Cozy Corner Breakfast Boutique in Oak Park., a small but bustling spot in a residenti...

Villa Girgente

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by AslK 4 months ago

After seeing article on Villa Girgente, does anyone know the name of the rib restaurant down the block on Paulina?

Lefse

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by jean34 4 months ago

Hello! Does anyone know of a market or a restaurant in the Chicago area selling Lefse?

Chicago Reviews Nov - First in a Series

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by bighound 4 months ago

Back from a chicago b-day trip. gonna post meal reviews here. please add to the discussion. Luke's Italian Beef-not as good as expected First time in Chicago and first Italian beef. Lunch was I...