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Dairy meals mark Jewish days of mourning

One of the lesser known Jewish holidays, Tisha B’Av, or the Ninth of Av, culminates nine days of religious observance that, like many other Jewish occasions, can be summed up — as the old joke goes — “They tried to wipe us out. They couldn’t do it. Let’s eat!” Tisha B’Av, a fast day, is […]

Hot dog! Five of Chicago’s best wieners

National Hot Dog Month is with us again. Try some great locally made dogs from Chicago sausage makers. Bobak’s Sausage Co. in Garfield Ridge makes natural-casing all-beef, all-pork and all-veal wieners. Crawford Sausage Co., founded in 1925 on what was then South Crawford Road in Little Village, makes Daisy Brand hot dogs. They’re best known […]

National Hot Dog Month: Five top Chicago franks to try

During National Hot Dog Month in July, why not visit some area sausage makers and try some great locally made dogs?

14 places to celebrate Passover 2011 in Chicago

Passover, the Jewish commemoration of the Biblical Exodus, begins at sunset Monday, April 18. While most Jews will gather for ritual meals called seders at family homes, if you don’t have a seder to go to, a variety of local restaurants stand ready to provide you with traditional food, if not always services.

Are you ready for the Jewish holidays?

The Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies will help you tool up for a sweet 5771 with “Rosh Hashanah Boot Camp,” a one-evening holiday crash course.