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8 Chicago places for Hanukkah latkes

Applesauce or sour cream? Hanukkah starts tonight at sunset and continues for eight days. Score your potato pancakes at a different place every day. Angel Food Bakery, Ravenswood. Ashkenaz, Gold Coast. The Bagel, Lakeview and Skokie. Eleven City Diner, South Loop. Frances’ Deli, Lincoln Park. Manny’s, South Loop. Max’s, Highland Park. Steve’s Deli, River North.

100 Chicago restaurants open Christmas Day 2011

You don’t have to cook Christmas dinner.

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. […]

Seven free wine tastings in Chicago

Drink up, Chicago. It’s free! Wine lovers can sample a variety of vintages at these tastings.

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.

Farewell, Phil Georgouses, Charcoal Oven founder

It’s a rare thing for a restaurant to survive over six decades with the same owner. We’re sad to hear of the death of Phil Georgouses, 87, the genial founder and host of Charcoal Oven in Skokie, one of the oldest, extant restaurants in the north suburbs. Visitors to this fine-dining spot with its distinctive […]

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, […]

45 places in Chicago to eat Thanksgiving dinner 2010

Whether you’re on the North Side, the South Side or in the suburbs, you don’t have to cook your own Thanksgiving dinner. Chicago-area restaurants offer bountiful holiday feasts for almost every budget. Call for hours and menu details. Reservations are highly recommended if not required everywhere. Many restaurants also offer complete Thanksgiving dinners for carry […]

Eat this! Tzimmes, a sweet start to the Jewish New Year

Jews serve tzimmes at Rosh Hashana, a holiday rich in symbolic foods, because custom calls for serving sweet dishes at the High Holidays in hopes of a sweet New Year.

10 places to get Rosh Hashana dinner in Chicago

Plenty of Chicagoland restaurants are happy to help you greet Rosh Hashana 5771 on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 8–9.