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Hamantashen, Rahmentashen, noise about Purim in Chicago

Sunset tomorrow marks the start of Purim, the annual celebration of yet another occasion when somebody tried but didn’t quite succeed in wiping out the Jews — in this case a Persian tyrant in about 360 B.C. What’s happening in Chicago?

Chicago restaurants say, ‘Eat and drink for Haiti!’

  Chicago restaurateurs have already thrown themselves into the efforts for Haitian earthquake relief. Soul Vegetarian East in Greater Grand Crossing is collecting nonperishable vegan foods, clothing, bottled water, bedding, sleeping bags, tents, medical supplies and other items for Haitian relief efforts on an ongoing basis. Le Passage on the Gold Coast will be collecting […]

50 Chicagoland restaurants and bars open on Christmas Day

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

60 more Chicagoland restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner

Is there anyone left cooking Thanksgiving dinner at home? Most restaurants used to close on Thanksgiving, but no more. Last week I ran a list of 25 Chicagoland restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner and apparently only scratched the surface. I’ve heard from dozens more Chicago and suburban restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving. So here […]