Chicago Area

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Alinea 2.0 wine pairings?

by cdrane 4 months ago

Hi all, My fiancee and I will be getting married in Chicago next year. We're hoping to celebrate perhaps th day or two after the wedding at Alinea, and we're about to book the reservations. We'...

Bats (old Chicago restaurant)

by Stuart Foster 14 years ago

Does anyone remember an old Chicago Restaurant called Bats? It was located around Michigan and 22nd Near Cermack, about a mile and half from the Loop. I remember it was a fancy sit down deli w...

elliots bbq

by varothe 17 years ago

any information available on the above. last known address was in riverside and before that on 55th street in chicago.

Produce Markets 2018

by solon 5 months ago

All the posts on this topic seem to be about 10 years old, and I would appreciate some current suggestions. Although I frequent farmers markets when they are available, when I need to do brick-and...

Was Henrici's a restaurant?

by KAD 17 years ago

I have a lot of old books of Chicago with many pictures. Many pictures shows a place with a big neon sign with the word Henrici's on it. Anyone know where this was located or if it was a restaurant?

Best Place to Buy Holiday Tamales

by NShewmaker 5 months ago

Hi All! Growing up in Southern California, my family always picked up 2-3 dozen tamales a few days before Christmas and that was a main staple of Christmas dinner and the following vacation days...

White "cheese dip" in Chicago?

by emiliewasmyeve 10 years ago

I've posted before about how, for good or for ill, Chicago doesn't have the Mexican food that I grew up with in the South. A whole gang of us ex-Southerners are living in the city and constantly se...

Vittoris Beef

by Francis Serra 14 years ago

What happened to the Vittori's Sandwich shop on Taylor Street in Chicago?

Aloha Poke Co?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

With the national news about Chicago-based Aloha Poke Co, I'm just wondering if the food is any good. Opinions? https://www.alohapokeco.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Alohapokeco/posts/216269577...

Chicago Recs for a San Francisco Hound

by Foodnut8 8 months ago

Heading to Chicago for the first time. Staying by the Loop. Alinea is on the list. Need other recommendations for spots that are unique to Chicago. (In Phila we loved Zahav. Something SF lack...

Chick's - Still around?

by tablefor1 10 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...

Amarena Cherries (Fabbri or Toschi Brand) in western burbs?

by tvhacu 12 years ago

Hello, I'm looking for a local source (western burbs ideally) for Amarena cherries? I've found a few online shops but shipping costs are a bit outrageous. Ciao, Ezio

Cicero Rye Bread

by astroguy 11 years ago

I grew up in Chicago in the 50's and 60's and remember The dark crusted rye bread from a bakery call "Cicero Rye' Later when I moved to Kansas City, the bakery would mail loves of bread to me. Ab...

Unique Chicago Restaurants

by snowbordinglife 6 months ago

We are headed back to Chicago for a graduation in January and are looking for some unique dining experiences. We have been to Alinea and will be going back for sure. Last time we went to El Ideas ...

First Time to Chicago

by NatashaA 6 months ago

Hi! I'm hoping to gain some insight into the best places to eat while visiting Chicago in October. We'll be in town for 4 nights and are hoping to eat a variety of cuisines in a variety of price ra...

Selling 2 tickets to Konro (42 Grams chef) on 9/15 5:45pm

by LuckyOz 6 months ago

2 Tickets to eat a meal at Konro, the travelling supper club by chef Jake Bickelhaupt. THis is a private dinner party, with the chef. Jake was the head chef at the now closed 42 grams which had ...