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Where to go for shrimp de jonghe?

by erikab922 7 years ago

I absolutely love shrimp de jonghe - when I was growing up we had it a lot at random Italian restaurants that my gran...


chrisjc commented 5 days ago

What ever happended to Capizzi's on North

by goodfood 14 years ago

I remeber growing up going to Capizzi's on North Avenue near the suburb of Oak Park. Their pizza was the best pizza e...


lorowles commented 5 days ago

Birthday weekend in Chicago, feedback appreciated!

by oez 2 months ago

Hi, I was gifted a birthday weekend to spend with my 18yo daughter in Chicago. We both love to eat and she is lamenti...

nsxtasy commented 9 days ago

Lithuanian Restaurants

by Gordon Bogdansky-Kucaba 17 years ago

Are there any Lithuanian resaurants still open in the Chi. area? I understand that the old ones in Marquette Pk. hav...


Panther_in_the_Den commented 13 days ago

Kroppkakor - Swedish Potato dumplings

by dickson d 15 years ago

In the spirit of full disclosure, please be advised that I am not advocating Swedish food, or supporting it or even s...


Kirstensw commented 15 days ago

Rec's for Chicago Weekend Trip in Early April

by ladeda 2 months ago

Hi all, Long time lurker looking for a bit of advice. I'll be in Chicago with my SO the first weekend of April, an...


Querencia commented 16 days ago

Bridal Shower

by Gail56 19 days ago

Looking for a place to hold a Bridal shower in 2018 for my daughter. Approximately 50 or less guests. Have a budget...

nsxtasy commented 19 days ago

Belmont Cragin Must Trys

by NShewmaker 24 days ago

Hey Everyone, Just moved to the area from Portage Park (not that far away, I know), but looking for recommendation...


masha commented 24 days ago

Better alternative to Rainforest Cafe for 8-year-old's birthday meal

by rusugiru 2 months ago

My husband and I are bringing our two sons to Chicago on a four-day visit in mid-February to celebrate my younger son...


NShewmaker commented 24 days ago

Clever Rabbit?

by dloons 2 months ago

Has Anyone been to Clever Rabbit lately? I'm coming from out of town to visit daughter and was hoping for a special m...


masha commented 27 days ago

Millers Steakhouse On Western

by HARRY REEMS 14 years ago

Anybody remember this place that was on devon and western. They had the best ribs ever. Lets talk about this place. A...


WRPBill commented 1 month ago

Today's Temptations Bread

by N Tocus 12 years ago

I have taken up Today's Temptations bread as a cause. Yesterday I called the bakery (phone number is on label) to ask...


abigail9 commented 1 month ago

Help me to get over my sadness about de cero

by philosophercook 1 month ago

I used to looooove de cero, in Haymarket. They had fresh tacos, really hot salsa including one that was just *fresh*...


philosophercook commented 1 month ago

Mild Sauce - Only in Chicago?

by xbeetfarmx 14 years ago

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


creolemel commented 2 months ago


by pastrtchefpeter 2 months ago

Hi, not sure why i was just thinking of The Cottage in Calumet City after so many years. I did some googling and ran ...

nsxtasy commented 2 months ago

The Greenery - in Barrington?

by orchid1 11 years ago

Hello to everyone, I'm new here! I've been reading some of the boards and there is A LOT of good information here! ...


PeachyPetie commented 2 months ago

Critique my list please

by smatbrat 5 months ago

Hello All, Arriving in Chicago for a week on Monday. I am coming from San Francisco, staying in the gold coast. ...

Gonzo70 commented 2 months ago

Temporis - Delicious, creative food, intimate space

by masha 2 months ago

We had a delicious dinner last night at Temporis. Big thank you to Gonzo70 for recommending it on another thread. For...

Gonzo70 commented 2 months ago

Solo dining in Chicago

by mskilgore 2 months ago

Hi everyone, Just wondering if I could get a couple suggestions for solo dining. I’m very familiar with Chicago’s ...

Gonzo70 commented 2 months ago