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Help with specific location in Chicago

by zinfanatic 4 days ago

We are staying near W.Division and North Milwaukee. Since we will be arriving about 5:00 into Midway from SF, we will...

carineLS commented 4 hours ago

Creamy Garlic Dressing Recipe? (Chicago style)

by tiffeecanoe 5 years ago

I miss the amazing creamy garlic salad dressings popular, or well, once popular, in Chicago restaurants, especially I...

thegforceny commented 3 days ago

2 Nights in Chicago

by RIfoodie29 8 days ago

I will be in Chicago for a quick business trip on the nights of 7-31-17 and 8-1-17 (Monday and Tuesday to be more spe...

Gonzo70 commented 3 days ago

Obscure international holes-in-the-wall in Chicago

by Displaced Hoser 5 months ago

Hi all, I'm going to be in Chicago for a conference for a few days in July. Will not have access to a car but will...


vula commented 6 days ago

One lunch in Chicago

by kickerconspiracy 2 months ago

Come at me with your best rec. In Chicago til Friday. Purple Pig, Au Cheval and pizza is out. Any cuisine, any...


masha commented 14 days ago

Old seafood place close to Navy Pier?

by Marquee 13 years ago

I used to go to a place pretty close to Navy Pier for fried seafood take-out when my Dad worked in the Amoco building...


jets63 commented 14 days ago

Dinner help!

by nsm08 15 days ago

Hi, My husband and I will be in town in August to celebrate our anniversary. We are eating at purple pig, au chev...


rhododendron commented 15 days ago

New Pastry Hits Chicago

by Querencia 19 days ago

I'm not sure where to post this but I know it as a Chicago thing. Jewel Foods has recently started carrying puff past...


ferret commented 16 days ago

Mild Sauce - Only in Chicago?

by xbeetfarmx 13 years ago

So this is my first post to chowhounds. Hi! One of my favorite things about Chicago, is something called "Mild Sauce"...


rubioblack commented 16 days ago

BBQ Brisket in Chicago

by twodales2 17 days ago

I'd like to get 4 or 5 pounds of brisket to serve to about 16 friends. I love Smoque's sliced brisket but it's now ab...


ferret commented 16 days ago

2 nights in Chicago looking for restaurant recommendations

by pkaizer 24 days ago

My wife and I are make a quick weekend trip to Chicago in early Aug. Staying at the Virgin Hotel on Wabash. Looking f...

nsxtasy commented 19 days ago

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The Aviary Reservations

by justin_g1809 21 days ago

Hi, I have 4 a la carte tickets for this Sunday, July 9th at 7:00 available for transfer. I can no longer attend the...

Chicago Area Propane Refill

by tgh48 2 months ago

Hi - I live on the North side Chicago and I want to refill my grill's propane tank. (not exchange it for a tank at a ...


GourmetWednesday commented 21 days ago

Rijsttafel in Chicago

by modgirl69 6 years ago

Does anyone know of a restaurant serving rijsttafel in Chicago? I recently had it in Amsterdam and it was delicious.


Querencia commented 22 days ago

Please help me find a special egg roll recipe

by pwkaplan 7 years ago

When I was growing up, my family frequently ate at Wing Yee's on Clark Street. They had a lot of good food, but I re...


tqohmd commented 23 days ago

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Acadia Chicago

by chefmikechicago 24 days ago

Anyone interested in 2 tickets to Acadia (South Loop) July 16 @ 5:45pm? Selling at face value for $418 includes tax a...

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Any ideas on the wonderburger sauce?

by simondlamb 24 days ago

Now that they have been closed for 2 years I am craving a Grant's wonderburger. Think we have all the other component...

Elizabeth wine pairings

by qtsam11 2 months ago

I liked everyone's insights on the below post regarding Alinea. That post is too old for me to post on so I just tho...


HoosierFoodie commented 1 month ago

Best Chicago Sushi?

by Phillyeater27 1 month ago

Looking for authentic japanese restaurant that specializes in sushi. Any suggestions?


foodwhisperer commented 1 month ago