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65 Chicago places to eat Thanksgiving dinner, 2011

North Side, South Side or in the Chicago suburbs, you don’t have to cook your own Thanksgiving dinner. Chicagoland restaurants offer bountiful holiday feasts. Call for hours and menu details. Reservations are highly recommended if not required everywhere. Many restaurants also offer complete Thanksgiving dinners for carry out — several days’ notice is typically required. […]

Eat this! Six great spring recipes from Chicago chefs

Look no farther for great seasonal recipe ideas! Here’s a selection of sensational spring dishes from top Chicago chefs, culled from Dining Chicago’s weekly “Eat this!” feature.

55 Chicago-area restaurants open Christmas Day 2010

You don’t have to cook on Christmas Day in Chicago. Scores of restaurants and bars will be open to serve you, many serving special holiday meals. Call ahead to check on hours and menus; reservations may be required. 33 Club, Old Town, American 676 Restaurant and Bar, Loop, American Allgauer’s Restaurant, Alsip, American Ann Sather, […]

Dine out to help the hungry

Your dining dollars can help end childhood hunger in America this week. Through Saturday, Sept. 25 scores of local eateries will donate a portion of their proceeds to anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength during the charity’s annual “Great American Dine Out.” The funds raised go to community programs across the country. Participating restaurants include: Brick […]

Eat this! Asparagus, the vegetable of kings

Known as the “vegetable of kings,” and prized since the beginnings of history, asparagus is pictured on an Egyptian frieze dating to 3000 B.C. France’s Louis XIV prized it so, he had special greenhouses built for growing it.

50 Chicagoland restaurants and bars open on Christmas Day

You don’t have to eat Chinese food on Christmas.

25 restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in Chicagoland

Bin 36, River North. Birch River Grill, Arlington Heights. Cafe des Architectes, Gold Coast. Carlucci, Downers Grove. Coco Pazzo Cafe, Streeterville. Dine, West Loop. Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Glen Prairie, Glen Ellyn. Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, River North, Rosemont and Lombard. Italiasia Restaurant, River North. Jacky’s on Prairie, Evanston. Michael, Winnetka. Mity Nice Grill, Magnificent […]

Escape NRA crowds with suburban deals

With the National Restaurant Show in town through Tuesday, you can expect Chicago’s hot spots to be jammed, especially those within an easy cab ride of McCormick Place. So this might be a good weekend to check out some place different in the suburbs. The discount deals at these destinations will leave you with enough […]