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Old 08-01-2007, 06:57 PM   #11
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Thanks Smylietron. I highly recommend the Chicago Food Planet tour - it was almost 3 hours long and lots of fun, good info and good samples. We walked off all the calories too (another plus). I love Chicago - its a great foodie town!
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Old 08-02-2007, 03:04 AM   #12
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Make sure to stop at the Billy Goat (the ORIGINAL, under the El stop) and get a "cheeseborga." Also look into the Italian Village (their upstairs area is lovely), and if you want some delicious (but not at all classy) teppan cuisine drop by Ron of Japan on Ontario.
Smylie... actually, the ORIGINAL Billy Goat was on Lower Wacker Drive!
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Old 08-17-2007, 04:00 PM   #13
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I realize this is way late, but I was in Chicago in mid-July, and we ate at the Modern Grill which is near the Blue Man Group's theatre. Just a hole in the wall, but I had the best rueben sandwich there. Three of us ate for less than $20.....which I didn't think would be possible in Chicago.

We also ate at Giordano's and Ed Debevic's. Ed's is not a culinary delight, but it was cheesey and fun for the kids. Loved Giordano's!
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:53 PM   #14
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I realize this is way late, but I was in Chicago in mid-July, and we ate at the Modern Grill which is near the Blue Man Group's theatre. Just a hole in the wall, but I had the best rueben sandwich there. Three of us ate for less than $20.....which I didn't think would be possible in Chicago.

We also ate at Giordano's and Ed Debevic's. Ed's is not a culinary delight, but it was cheesey and fun for the kids. Loved Giordano's!
I LUV Giordano's too - it was our first stop on the way to our hotel.

the new issue of Savuer magazine is all about Chicago -
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:59 AM   #15
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If you get over to China Town, King Wa's used to be great. Haven't been in years. Their garlic spare ribs were to fantastic...
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I am surprised no one has mentioned Andersonville!!

Chicago's neighborhoods are fascinating. Andersonville (Swedish), Greektown, the Italian neighborhood (name escaping me) where Caputo's is ....
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If someone is in the mood to eat MEAT in Chicago, it should stop by 'Fogo de Chao', a Brazilian churrascaria that honors the tradition.
Be hungry and ready for the experience !
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I am surprised no one has mentioned Andersonville!!

Chicago's neighborhoods are fascinating. Andersonville (Swedish), Greektown, the Italian neighborhood (name escaping me) where Caputo's is ....
I grew up in Andersonville!
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:16 PM   #19
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If someone is in the mood to eat MEAT in Chicago, it should stop by 'Fogo de Chao', a Brazilian churrascaria that honors the tradition.
Be hungry and ready for the experience !
That place sounds interesting, but the "Chicago Tradition" for meat would be more like Gene and Georgetti's or The Chicago Chop House.

Actually, there's a delicious Greek Steak House on Halsted (Greektown) and Randolph called Costas.....
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