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 Is the Difference Between a Chicago Dog and a Regular Hot Dog?

Prime hot dog season may be over, but there's no law that says they can only be enjoyed in summer. And the classic Chicago dog is hefty enough to be a great tailgating main course. But what exactly...

El Milagro Corn Tortilla Shortage - Redux

by masha 22 days ago

As some of you may remember, early in the pandemic it was virtually impossible to find El Milagro brand corn tortillas in the Chicago area stores -- a combination of pandemic-related panic buying a...

Pork chop sandwich

by Ramon 17 years ago

Hey, I'm a life time north sider so my experience here is near null. What is a classic south side pork chop sandwich and where can I get the best? I'm obsessed, even saying it over and over in ...

How to ghost Grubhub and order your restaurant takeout ethically

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years 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 ...

Engadget: Chicago sues DoorDash and GrubHub, alleging deceptive business practices

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

". . . Specifically, the city claims that both DoorDash and GrubHub have consistently advertised delivery services from restaurants that never consented to a listing on their platforms. The city al...

Grubhub - DoorDash - Seamless Delivery Service Fraud

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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...

Restos adding credit card processing fees to your bill...

by gutreactions 4 months ago

I have noticed it more and more. Restaurants are posting up to a 3% processing fee to your final bill. I guess its an effort to defray some of the loss eateries incur to credit card companies. They...

Chicago's Ethnic Food Shopping

by Querencia 4 months ago

I wanted to put this on Chicago board but it seems to be going on Markets & Stores. For anyone who may be new in town: 1) Indian grocery neighborhood is Devon Avenue for a few blocks west of Wester...

Cost of dining out rising rapidly...

by gutreactions 1 month ago

Restaurants of all types have been raising their prices across the board. Just noticed one of our local spots posting their weekend specials. One was: Pat La Frieda Porterhouse for 2, $110. With si...

Chicken Wing prices rising: another pandemic shortage?

by gutreactions 5 months ago

Craving chicken wings? The price of wings is rising fast, according to industry sources. Almost double what they were just a few months ago. Restaurants and markets have had to adjust their menu pr...

Scharffen Berger chocolate

by solon 4 months ago

I used to buy Scharffen Berger chocolate at the late Treasure Island stores. I think Cost Plus World Market also used to have it, but it doesn’t appear on their web site. Have anyone seen it in Ch...

Pequod's Evanston, IL

by EDANTES 3 months ago

Asked at hotel for best local deep dish and was offered Lou Malnati's, Giordano's, and Pequods, with much debate and discussion among staff. Since we'd been to malnati's before we chose Pequods,...

Sur La Table prepares for bankruptcy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . For companies like Sur La Table that offer classes and other in-store experiences, the nationwide shutdown has been even more pernicious. . ."

Carne Asada at a Market in Chicago?

by sugarcanejane 5 months ago

Hello, I'm looking to find carne asada, to grill at home, in the Chicago area. I bought some taco meat from Pete's Produce and was underwhelmed. Would love some recommendations.

Pizza on Paulina--Does Anyone Remember?

by Fred 16 years ago

Way back in the 60's there was an outstanding pizza restaurant on Paulina just north of Howard St. The name was 'Villa Girgente' (sp?) but we just called the place 'Villa'. I went there often in...

2021 Chicago Michelin Stars

by masha 5 months ago

The 2021 Michelin Stars for Chicago were announced today. New to the list were Ever and Moody Tongue with 2 stars, and Porto with 1 star. The only restaurants to drop off the list were those that...

Chicago - 2021 Michelin Bib Gourmands Announced

by masha 5 months ago

Michelin has awarded Bib Gourmands to 58 Chicago restaurants, including 10 new ones. See this article from the Trib. Evidently the 2021 Michelin stars for Chicago will be announced on Thursday.

Chick's - Still around?

by tablefor1 13 years ago

Does anyone remember a place called Chick's - a greasy hamburger vienna beef hot dog place, right off of a highway exit that served the most amazing grilled onions on the burger and stuffed just th...

Dressel Cakes

by sandy-p 17 years ago

Are they still around? You could buy their chocolate whipped cream cake in the frozen department of the store. Or better yet go to their discount store thought they went out of business quite awhil...

Golden Ox Chicago

by Tracey9569 8 months ago

Has anybody ever gotten any recipes from Golden Ox Chicago? I would be forever grateful! It was the best German food in Chicago.