Chicago Area

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Pizza generally means one thing—in that everyone understands what you're talking about when you say the word—and yet, the particular type of pizza one thinks of can vary widely, especially if we're...

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Yummy oatmeal in Evanston

by lee 20 years ago

Lucky Platter (on Main between Chicago and Hinman) has REAL oatmeal as one of their October breakfast specials. It is the real deal, steel cut long-cooking oats done perfectly. Please, come to E...


by Clifford Abrams 20 years ago

By the way, had a great Japanese dinner last night at Sunshine on North Clark Street (about 5400N.)And i don't even like Japanese food all that much. Great appetizers--pickled burdock (they comped ...

Walker Bros. gets it right (longish)

by bryan 20 years ago

Had to get the breakfast itch scratched after the not-so-hot one at Lou Mitchells. (See previous thread). My husband and two friends joined me in this culinary adventure. They knew their assign...

Lucky platter and other places in Evanston for breakfast

by lee 20 years ago

Hi, I'm following up on Cliff's message below (see the Lou Mitchell thread about 3 down) Lucky Platter in Evanston is a great diner-esque place, but it doesn't do the traditional diner dishes t...

fast Indian

by joan 20 years ago

i just returned from the toronto film festival. never any time for sitdown meals, but fortunately, right across the street from many of the theaters is a plethora of cheap(real cheap) fast food. m...

chicago chocolate cake

by alice 20 years ago

I want to have a major chocolate cake delivered to a friend in Chicago for a major occasion. It needs to be delicious, big, and creatively decorated. Bakery recommendations?

Saturday night in Chicago!

by greg 20 years ago

My wife, daughter and I will be in Chicago next weekend. We've been before and tried a number of the great eating places there. For Saturday night we're considering (based on descriptions in Chic...

Innovative, well-known chef RESTAURANTS open for lunch in Chicago SOUGHT

by Rob Wallauer 20 years ago

I am seeking innovative restaurants with a well-known chef, open for lunch, and preferably with a private room for 15 guests IN CHICAGO. Need leads ASAP, any help (with contact info or web address...

Cheesecake in Evanston?

by Melanie 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 years ago

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

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