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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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

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?

by Peter Binkow 21 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

by stuart thalblum 22 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

by Susan Marme 21 years ago

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


by The Lead Dogs 21 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

by Eric R. 21 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

by Kay Mack 21 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...


by Amy D 21 years ago

I will be in Chicago in a few weeks & need some recommendations on top restaurants (preferrably near Michigan Ave).

Off to Chicago

by Jim Zurer 22 years ago

I am off to Chicago tomorrow (Monday) for the last of the current round of trips...I have read the valuable posts on this board and I am reasonably familiar with the Chicago dining scene, but I ...


by fifi 22 years ago

Enjoyed reading your work. I too love the quest of finding good food. Please include Chicago restaurants in your search. For one place, I highly recommend La Scarola, 741 W. Grand Ave. The Ital...

Chicago Report & New find: Crofton on Wells

by Janet Traub 22 years ago

Just got back from 2 days of Chicago dining (and shopping. For our shopperhounds: I found great clothes, shoes and housewares in Lincoln Park on W. Armitage from N Halstead thru about 7 blocks h...

Chicago: Arun Thai Restaurant

by Ken Berger 22 years ago

I'm going to Arun Thai restaurant in about 2 weeks and am anticipating something extraordinary. However, I have read many different opinions about it. Can anyone share with me their experience...

One Sixtyblue

by Kathy 22 years ago

Has anyone been to new restaurant One Sixtyblue in Chicago?

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