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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Carne Asada at a Market in Chicago?

by sugarcanejane 6 months ago

Hello, I'm looking to find carne asada, to grill at home, in the Chicago area. I bought some taco meat from Pete's Produce and was underwhelmed. Would love some recommendations.

Pizza on Paulina--Does Anyone Remember?

by Fred 16 years ago

Way back in the 60's there was an outstanding pizza restaurant on Paulina just north of Howard St. The name was 'Villa Girgente' (sp?) but we just called the place 'Villa'. I went there often in...

2021 Chicago Michelin Stars

by masha 6 months ago

The 2021 Michelin Stars for Chicago were announced today. New to the list were Ever and Moody Tongue with 2 stars, and Porto with 1 star. The only restaurants to drop off the list were those that...

Chicago - 2021 Michelin Bib Gourmands Announced

by masha 6 months ago

Michelin has awarded Bib Gourmands to 58 Chicago restaurants, including 10 new ones. See this article from the Trib. Evidently the 2021 Michelin stars for Chicago will be announced on Thursday.

Chick's - Still around?

by tablefor1 13 years ago

Does anyone remember a place called Chick's - a greasy hamburger vienna beef hot dog place, right off of a highway exit that served the most amazing grilled onions on the burger and stuffed just th...

Dressel Cakes

by sandy-p 17 years ago

Are they still around? You could buy their chocolate whipped cream cake in the frozen department of the store. Or better yet go to their discount store thought they went out of business quite awhil...

Golden Ox Chicago

by Tracey9569 9 months ago

Has anybody ever gotten any recipes from Golden Ox Chicago? I would be forever grateful! It was the best German food in Chicago.

Tacos de Cabeza: A Street Food Hit?

by Querencia 8 months ago

Does anyone have experience with a food cart business that hangs out at North Clark & Ainslie---sign on cart reads Tacos de Cabeza. The owner seems to have a flourishing reputation as when I am wai...

Where to find: Corn Juice?

by kirikara 8 months ago

Need corn juice for a recipe. I dont have access to fresh corn, anyone know where I can decent corn juice?

Shaoxing Rice Wine (Unsalted) in Chicago

by nikkib99 8 months ago

Does anyone know where I can find Shaoxing Rice Wine (Unsalted) in Chicago? I have gone to 3 Asian markets - Park to Shop(formerly Hong Kong market), another Park to Shop(formerly Richwell market) ...

Stellar "Topolobampo at Home" dinner

by masha 9 months ago

I know that, even before the pandemic, the Chicago board has been moribund for years as to restaurant chatter (other than nostalgia) but, if anyone is still reading it, here's a shout-out to the To...

Italian bread search - "ciopa"

by bubby 14 years ago

I'm in search of a type of Italian bread my family once was able to purchase from local bakeris a few decades back on the south side/Roseland neighborhood. Ciopa Description: A type of crusty, ...

Lem's BBQ Rub

by pswitz 2 years ago

Does anyone know what type of rub/seasoning Lem's uses on their rib tips? The flavor is distinct from other places. In Florida now and would like to do some BBQ with his signature flavor, taste.

Sally's Ribs NW Side...anyone heard or remember them? Info?

by RSMBob 17 years ago

I ran into a fellow ex-Chicagoan out here in SoCal the other day and he went on and on about Sally's Ribs, a place that is or was on the NW side, maybe on Western Avenue? Anyone have any info about...

Vote Early Day, Oct 24

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

World Central Kitchen's Chefs for the Polls will be providing free meals today, October 24, Vote Early Day, in these cities at the voting locations listed on the website.

Restaurant Survey

by wclark22 1 year ago

Hello, I️ am an interior design student that needs information of personal opinion of restaurants.

Stouffer’s Restaurant Chicago

by SueFH 1 year ago

Many years ago (like 40 yikes) in the late 1970s, I used to meet my grandmother for lunch downtown at the Stouffer’s restaurant. I feel like it was on Wabash or State around Randolph (northern part...

where's a good place in chicago i can get my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer repaired?

by rebecca_f 11 years ago

so, yesterday i managed to damage my kitchenaid mixer while attempting to extrude some pasta for a dinner party. while it still runs, it makes a loud clicking noise that is definitely not normal. ...