Chicago Area

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This West Coast City Hates Lunch & Other Findings From New Study

Ever wonder where your co-worker is actually headed when they leave for lunch? Turns out it may be easy to guess based on what city you live and work in. Ubimo—a New York-based software company—looked...

How to ghost Grubhub and order your restaurant takeout ethically

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days 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 12 days 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 18 days 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...

Yelp is Screwing Over Restaurants By Quietly Replacing Their Phone Numbers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days 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...

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 26 days 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 28 days 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 30 days 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 ...

Art Deco Candy and Ice Cream Shop

by redorb 1 month 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...

Reservation Available at Alinea for 2 on 7/27/2019

by chicagoalinea 1 month ago

Hello. I have a reservation for 2 at The Salon @ Alinea on 7/27/2019 at 5 pm that I can no longer attend. If you are interested, I can transfer the reservation to you for the face value ($682). Ple...

Looking for two Tasting Menu (or other) Dinner Recommendations in Chicago

by RIfoodie29 1 month ago

Hello Chicago Chowhounders, I will be traveling to Chicago for a business in August. I need a couple of recommendations that meet some specific criteria. You all have given me some amazing Chica...

One Babka to Rule Them All

by ferret 2 months ago

I have ordered babkas and challas from this website and all I can say is they are the standards by which all others should be judged. To challenge a Seinfeld reference, none of their offerings are ...

Restaurant suggestion - El Ideas or Oriole?

by herstadk 1 month ago

My husband and I will be going to Chicago in October for our anniversary and to try many restaurants I've been eyeing for years. We've decided to definitely go to Alinea, since we have never been t...

Uruguayan restaurants that serve chivito sandwiches?

by roderickoc 13 years ago

Went to Uruguay and had their national sandwich many times: beef, bacon, mayo, fried egg, pickles, and other sloppy fixin's I can't quite recall. Are there any Uruguayan restaurants in Chicago? ...

upside down pizza

by shercarltx 12 years ago

My daughter has recently moved to Chicago and remembers hearing of an upside down pizza but can't remember where. She said it looked almost like a lasagna made in a bowl with all of the toppings o...

Pizza place with gluten free options?

by diesel 3 months ago

Hello hounds, I'm traveling to Chicago in July with my kids and my partner who has celiac disease. I am wondering if there's any place my kids and I can enjoy good Chicago-style pizza, where my pa...

Shrimp shack

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...

Memory Lane - Phil Johnson's

by catherine 17 years ago

Does anyone here remember a Chicago suburban restaurant called Phil Johnson's? My parents took me and my sister there as little girls and I remember terrific Chicken a la King and really good Frenc...