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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...

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original gino's east pizzeria

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by adamstoler 21 years ago

i understand that the original gino's east has moved into the former planet hollywood. can anyone clarify(these are reasonable suspicions)that the original is/was the one one n rush st about the 90...

Lou Malnati's

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by Jennifer Johnston 21 years ago

OK-I need to say that among all the "Usual Suspects" mentioned earlier-Lou Malnati's is the best. Perfect crust, fresh tasting tomato sauce (on top) and a LOT of high quality sausage and cheese. ...

potstickers and other chinese dumplings

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by Toni Donahue 21 years ago

Can anyone offer suggestions on a good place for chinese dumplings on the north side? They are my current obsession and addiction. The best places I've found have been Big Bowl, not north enough ...

Kosta's

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by Tom Jones 21 years ago

I'm from out of town but whenever I'm in Chicago I eat here as much as possible. I was recently in town for four days and ate there 5 times. Ate the same thing: mozarella beef and fries.

The Luigi Sandwich

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by Terri 21 years ago

The Luigi Sandwich from Bar Louie (Bucktown on Damen) is my idea of sandwich perfection. Warm sliced steak with lettuce, onions, tomato, olive oil and mayo on an italian roll. Order it with chees...

New NW Japanese

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by Anne Kamykowski 21 years ago

Went to Family Sushi, @ Addison & Pulaski for lunch. Has any one else gone there? Thought it was good, a little below Midori & Daruma but certainly OK. price is maybe a little less. Haven't trie...

Chicago junk food rules!

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by dongstadden 21 years ago

i will be in chicago for new years, and i was wondering where i can get the best italian beefs. why is it that you can only get these in chicago? also, does anyone have suggestions for taco-b...

Chicago Breakfasts

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by Jill 21 years ago

I lived in CHicago for about 5 years, about 6 years ago. Last night I had a dream about having breakfast at Lou Mitchell's...cheddar and apple omelet...mmmm... It was so real, I expected to w...

Chi

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by DICK COMMER 21 years ago

Heading for the Windy City...would like four of the best restaurants in the downtown area. Any thoughts?

early morning dining

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by Bryan 21 years ago

Help! I work third-shift and finding someplace that doesn't just serve breakfast is virtually impossible? Any ideas?

STEAK

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by pete 21 years ago

WEBER GRILL IN WHEELING. BEST PORTERHOUSE STEAK I HAD IN YEARS. JUICY AND TENDER MEDIUM WELL.

Tace Burrito House

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by Toni Donahue 21 years ago

OK so the name isn't that creative. The food isn't either. But I don't want creativity, I want a great big fresh steak burrito and this place has it. Taco Burrito House or TBH on Broadway, ju...

Aubriot

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by Tom Armitage 21 years ago

My recent stay in Chicago started with dinner at Blackbird (more on that in another post). The chef there, Paul Kahan, suggested that I try Aubriot, and spoke with admiration and respect about its...

Chicago dinner

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by tracy hoffman 21 years ago

PLEASE HELP ME.....with some of your terrific insights. I have an overnite trip fast approaching. Staying downtown and no time to hit the burbs. What two restaurants would you recommend to us fo...

Twin Anchors?

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by Peter Binkow 22 years ago

I'm off to Chicago next week. A couple years back I had some excellent ribs at Twin Anchors in Highland Park (I think). Anyone been there recently? Comments? The only thing I've heard lately...

chicago - japanese beef negimaki

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by stuart thalblum 23 years ago

When I lived in New York, beef negimaki (beef wrapped around scallion and grilled) was a staple at numerous Japanese restaurants from Westchester to Manhattan to Queens to Long Island. Since I'...

Chicago late-ish dinner and lunch the following day recommendations

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by Susan Marme 22 years ago

Planning a stopover in Chicago, including Topolobampo - anywhere else really really worthwhile, price no object?

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by The Lead Dogs 22 years ago

Welcome to Chowhound Starship Mellencamp. Bob(TM) has added features that will make these boards much more convenient to use. We'll let most of them be pleasant surprises, but there are two thing...

Food in Chicago

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by Eric R. 22 years ago

I'll be visiting the U. of Chicago with my son in a few weeks and I could use some pointers on "chow" in the neighborhood. Excellence and adventure would be highly prized.

Road Trip NYC to Chicago

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by Kay Mack 22 years ago

In mid-September, we are driving from New York City to Chicago on Routes 6 and 20, over a period of about five days, traveling through Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. Any recommendations for go...

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