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.

Why Does Ketchup on a Hot Dog Piss People Off?

If you're grilling or guesting at a Labor Day BBQ this weekend, are you reaching for ketchup when it comes time to dress your hot dog? If so, you may be igniting the ire, disgust, and/or pity of everyone...

*** Michelin Chicago 2020 ***

by Gonzo70 29 days ago

With Michelin selection day a little over a month away (September 26th) I figured I would make my annual predictions. As always this is not what I want/think Michelin should do, but a prediction of...


'Ice Cider'

by surayabay 3 days ago

Hi, does anyone know a retailer who sells 'Ice Cider', (in Lake County, Illinois?) It's a dessert wine, (10-11% alcohol by volume), made from frozen apples left to freeze on the tree and then pick...

Alinea Reservation - 11/5/19 - 8pm - 1 person

by darknlyte 2 days ago

Made a reservation for Alinea for 1 person on 11/5/19 at 8pm, but will not be able to make it thanks to change in business trip. Cost is $341.19 inclusive of tax and service charge. Please contact ...

elliots bbq

by varothe 17 years ago

any information available on the above. last known address was in riverside and before that on 55th street in chicago.

Yelp is Screwing Over Restaurants By Quietly Replacing Their Phone Numbers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . Even though restaurants are capable of taking orders directly—after all, both numbers are routed to the same place—Yelp is pushing customers to Grubhub-owned phone numbers in order to facil...

Where to buy fresh and good mochi in Chicago?

by FoodieFan123 3 months ago

I know H MART sells packaged mochi, and Whole Foods/Trader Joes sell mochi ice cream, but I was wondering if there are any stores that sell good quality/fresh mochi? Ideally someone in or near Chic...

SAHAR International Market

by Querencia 20 days ago

Not sure---are we allowed to recommend stores here? Yesterday I went searching Chicago for omani, the dried ground lime that seasons a Persian eggplant dish that I like, and found it (and a zillion...

Art Deco Candy and Ice Cream Shop

by redorb 2 months ago

Several years ago, I stumbled on an wonderful Art Deco candy and ice cream shop on the south side of Chicago. I can't remember the exact address, but it was around 50th and Ashland, I think. Does a...

Rumi in Wicker Park

by lailalou1331 28 days ago

My family needed a calm environment to enjoy dinner. We were in Wicker park and the charming mediterranean restaurant/ take-out was the perfect spot. It was a welcoming place with polite and kind s...

Elliot's on 55th

by zelim 11 years ago

I read an earlier post about Elliot's on 55th where you could get a beef sandwich and donut holes. I know they moved out to Lyons when the left 55th st. They had the best sauce I ever tasted. An...

Henry's Hamburgers? Wimpy's in the Loop!

by Kad 18 years ago

Anyone remember Henry's Hamburgers. They had great burgers in the Chicago area. I knew of 3 locations, on Fullerton and Central, on Western accross from Riverview and on Rt.83 in Wheeling. Does any...

How to ghost Grubhub and order your restaurant takeout ethically

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month 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 ...

Oak Park restaurants brunch and good dinner spot ($30-50ish per person before tax, alcohol, tip)

by madsdadus 1 month ago

Heading to the Oak Park area this weekend. Looking for a good brunch and dinner spot ($30-50ish per person before tax, alcohol, tip) in Oak Park. I've seen a recommendation out here on CH for Gaeta...

Sweetbreads in Chicago

by peabody1117 2 months ago

I love sweetbreads! I used to frequent a tiny French place near home with delicious sweetbreads, unfortunately they closed years ago. We're going to be in Chicago at the end of August to see a show...

Cavallones Pizza

by southside willie 15 years ago

around 57th and Pulaski -- anyone have any comments? I saw a picture of one of their pies and it looked very good; but you can't eat a picture! i like a good, fennelly and peppery coarse-ground s...

Saturday breakfast near Union Station?

by tanno 4 years ago

I'm arriving into Union Station from New York on Saturday at about 10 am and would love some suggestions on where to eat breakfast-brunch. I'm meeting my brother, who lives outside the city, but ...

Hundreds of Cookbooks at Low Cost

by Querencia 2 months ago

Chicago news is that this coming weekend July 25, 26, 27, and 28 (2019) is the huge annual Newberry Library Book Fair where among the > 150,000 donated items will be sold hundreds and hundreds of ...

Choose one of three

by bill1jan 2 months ago

I will be hosting a business dinner for six in early September. The group likes nice places and good food but isn't particularly adventurous. If asked to choose between Maple & Ash, BLVD, and Bav...

Red Apple

by Querencia 2 months ago

Maybe others already know this but I just heard today that the Red Apple (Milwaukee a block south of Belmont) closed a couple of weeks ago. This Polish smorgasbord WAS the taste of Chicago---roast ...