Chicago Area

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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...

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Cheesecake in Evanston?

by Melanie 19 years ago

Hi -- My sister lives in Evanston and I want to send her a cheesecake for her birthday (I live abroad). Who sells the best cheesecake in the area, and who might deliver one in mid-October if I pho...

3 for $2 Tamales (Far North)

by Dizzy Dean 19 years ago

I live near the lake in Rogers Park. On the way home, I sometimes pick up great tamales (get red sauce with 'em) at Little Mel's, a carryout joint with everything imaginable. It's on Howard Street ...

Bob Chin's ??

by john knoesel 19 years ago

I'll be in North Chicago and was told to take my clients there. What's good/where is it ? Regards, JK

Ringo & Doraku Sushi

by Paul Tyksins 19 years ago

Thought I'd give these two sushi restaurants a try after they'd been noticed in the Chicago papers. Disappointed at both. Doraku is the kaiten (or conveyor belt) sushi place on State opened by B...

Business Dinner for 35-40

by Nick Manning 19 years ago

I am going to be in Chicago for a Convention in early October. I am looking for a restaurant that can accomidate a dinner-meeting in the Downtown area. Must be a private type room, within a short...

Chi-town soul food

by andrew huse 19 years ago

i'm visiting Chicago this week. any reccomendations for soul food in the north? nothing fancy, to be sure.

Margie's Candies

by Lisa Z 19 years ago

Happened to be scanning the rabbit taco thread (God knows why -- I have no interest in eating rabbit and live in New York!) when I came across a brief mention of Margie's Candies -- "an old fashion...

Spring Green

by Clifford Abrams 19 years ago

We're visiting Spring Green WI end of September. Anyone know any good places to eat in the area? Thanks.

take-out and prepared foods

by Andrea 19 years ago

Am coming to town with a baby, so will be needing lots of food on the go for parks and hotel room downtown (I think near Hancock center). Interesting take-out or gourmet markets with prepared food...

hot dogs

by Andy 20 years ago

The threads are getting old. Can someone highlight the best hot dog places in Chicago. I recall going to "Weiner Circle" some years ago, but I haven't been to Chicago in a while.

farmers market and tasteless corn

by joan 19 years ago

I'm making a determined effort to shop at the farmers markets, to hell with the higher cost. our local farmers deserve it for providing us with fresh, and sometimes organic food, even if i cant rea...

Ujala Sweet Shop

by Seth Zurer 19 years ago

For technical reasons I need the exact address of this Indian Sweet Shop on Devon St. Does Anyone here know it? seth

report on el conejo from someone who ate there (not me :(

by lee 19 years ago

Hi, a guy says: "I used to go there a lot because they had the leanest meat in their steak burritos of all the mexican places in my neighborhood. If that was rabbit meat then more restaurants ...

question regarding gazpacho

by bryan 19 years ago

Summer's coming and it's time for cold soup. The question is twofold. Firstly: where to get it other than Cafe Baba Reba. Secondly: Is the "true" Spanish version chunky or blended? Thanking a...

I-57 between Chicago and Champaign

by Adam Stephanides 19 years ago

In about a week, I will be making the three-hour drive from Chicago to Champaign via I-57. Is there anyplace interesting to eat at along the way? --Adam

Blackbird and Le Bouchon

by Tom Armitage 20 years ago

During my recent stay in Chicago, I made a return visit to Blackbird and ate for the first time at Le Bouchon. Although I enjoyed my meals at both places, the two restaurants could not be more diff...


by Gary White 19 years ago

The best bagels and bagel sandwiches in Illinois, maybe in the entire USA are at a place in Naperville, Il. called Original Chicago Bagel Company, at the corner of Naper and Ogden. I used to be one...

Krispy Kreme donuts

by nate647 19 years ago

Is there a krispy kreme in the san fransisco east bay area, specifically the tri-valley

Mysterious Rabbit Tacos

by Jim Leff 19 years ago

Just found this, written on a torn shred of paper, in the bottom of the pocket of a pair of pants I haven't worn in months (of course, this is how some of the best tips come): Corner of Western a...

Frontera Grill gets the back burner

by Michele 19 years ago

We tried Frontera Grill recently and have to report it was rather disappointing. nothing very impressive('cept maybe Rick Bayless casually wandering the dining area)...guess not what i had expected...

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