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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. […]

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 […]

Five September foodie freebies

FREE Every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Zocalo Restaurant and Tequila Bar in River North offers a buy-one-get-one-free deal on its $10.95 lunch buffet. The lunch spread offers such dishes as taquitos, empanadas, tamales, enchiladas, braised and grilled meats with house-made tortillas, plus soup, sides and dessert. There’s still time to earn a […]

Eat this! Panna cotta, cream that quivers

For the recent 15th-anniversary dinner of Courtright’s in Willow Springs, Chef Jerome Bacle created a horseradish panna cotta topped with lobster salad and berries soaked in aged balsamic vinegar.

Very last-minute guide to Easter brunch in Chicago

Hello, procrastinators! Still looking for Easter brunch ideas? These restaurants around the Chicago area are still reporting openings. Call for reservations now!

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 […]

Eat This! Cauliflower, versatile and underrated

What it is: A vastly underrated vegetable, rarely seen on American menus, cauliflower (Brassica oleracea botrytis) is actually a cluster of immature flower buds. Its name contracts the Latin for “cabbage flower,” and it comes from the same cruciferous family, along with broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale and collard greens. It has a mild, nutty, lightly […]