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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.

What Are Paczki and Why Are They so Popular on Fat Tuesday?

Mardi Gras, literally translated from French to “Fat Tuesday,” is fast approaching, which means it’s almost Paczki Day! What’s that? You don’t know what that means? Well, looks like we need to talk...
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GOYA Frozen Fruit Nectar Concentrates

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by Querencia 2 days ago

CHICAGO: For years, GOYA has been saying that they distribute these concentrates only through Tony's Finer Foods (I mean the juice concentrates---guava, tamarind, soursop, and passionfruit--- in ca...

Suggestions for Great Food in North Suburbs?

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by 1HotTomato 19 days ago

I'm a Chicago native now living in CA. Going to visit my brother and his kids, who live in Lake Zurich. Two questions: 1) Is there somewhere that's just amazing but not super expensive (no mo...

Parky's Hot Dogs

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by Phil 15 years ago

Went to Parky's hot dogs on Harlem Ave. the other day. Big mistake! Is it me or have they changed their brand of hot dogs? They were horrible! They never used your typical Vienna Beef/Best Kosher e...

Ramps/wild leeks/wild onions

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by JimSquared 9 days ago

It’s spring. Having lived in Pennsylvania I miss ramps. Where can I find Chicago’s namesake wild allium?

Selling Alinea Reservation for 6/17

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by maxvsfood 8 days ago

I have a reservation for 2 at Alinea for Monday June 17th at 9:15pm. Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be able to make it. The reservation is transferable so I am open to selling it to someone else ...

Chicago Finally Gets "Upscale Israeli"

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by ferret 22 days ago

Looks like Galit will finally open this week. It's a legacy of Shaya (which was a legacy of Zahav). Already made my reservation.

The Official Best Pizza in Chicago Thread

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by Illuminatus 10 years ago

I want to hear everyone's opinion of what the best pizza in Chicago is. I mostly want to hear from the people that live in Chicago and have tried a lot of places but visitors are welcome to post t...

Was Henrici's a restaurant?

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by KAD 17 years ago

I have a lot of old books of Chicago with many pictures. Many pictures shows a place with a big neon sign with the word Henrici's on it. Anyone know where this was located or if it was a restaurant?

Shrimp shack

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by mostlymarilyn 14 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 remembers the name being "Anderson's". Noticed about 8 years ago that it is now gone com...

Norwegian Skrei (Cod)

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by twodales2 1 month ago

Does anyone know if this cod is sold in Chicago? It is only available between January - April. Thanks

Elizabeth Resaurant Game of Thrones reduced price tickets 5/9 6:30 with wine pairings

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by extra_everything 1 month ago

I have an extra set of tickets to the upcoming Game of Thrones menu - they are for Thursday 5/9 at 6:30 pm. I was rushing to get some because it was selling out so fast but it turns out that the da...

Gare St. Lazare in Chicago?

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by cabond 12 years ago

Does it still exist? Had a wonderful country pate! Would love recipe!

Challenge to Re-Create Fanny's

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by rcauntay 1 year 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. ...

The Beat Goes On - Jim's Market

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by Vital Information 17 years ago

Jim's Market was the closed shop across the street from Freddy's on 16th Street during our chowathon. I finally got to visit it today. Jim Petersen who brought Freddy's to this board, also mentio...

Metro Club R.I.P.

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by Carlos D. 16 years ago

I have the doleful responsibility to report that Chicago's only allegedly decent German/Austrian restaurant, the Metro Club (3000 blk. N. Lincoln), is no more as of this summer. According to my so...

Alinea invites Clemson Tigers for a PROPER dinner

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by alinapanek 3 months ago

White House invite the winning college football of the College Football Playoff national championship game last Monday, Clemson Tigers for their "favorite food" according to President Donald Trump....

Chocolate Comparison and Survey: Piron (Evanston) vs Chocolate Box (Winnetka) and Other Chocolatiers

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by nsxtasy 12 years ago

Both of these chocolate shops were featured in articles in the Chicago Tribune recently, so I decided to do a comparison between the two. As I started writing up my experiences, I realized that ...

Millers Steakhouse On Western

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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. Atrue oldie but goodie.

Chicago steakhouse

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by cwmcm54 3 months ago

So many wonderful steakhouses choices in Chicago. I need to find the very best for a small family 65th birthday dinner.