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Frozen Margarita / Mexican

Being new to the Chicago area, we're having a hard time finding "tex-mex" and a good frozen margarita. Not that we don't enjoy all the great Chicago authentic Mexican offerings (mole's, etc), but sometimes you just get a craving for taco's/fajitas and a frozen margarita - Uncle Julio's just isn't cutting it.

We live in West Town, but are more than willing to drive around the city to find what we're looking for.


May 09, 2011
Brian_G in Chicago Area

Ben & Jerrys, Haagen Dazs, Baskin Robbins or Cold Stone Creamery?

Carvel. The best ice cream cakes. I guess this may not be an option depending on where you live.

We used to get Baskin Robbins as kids. They are actually cake and ice cream. Carvel is pure ice cream with crushed oreo cookies separating the layers. So much better than BR.

Jul 15, 2010
Brian_G in Chains


In the Philly area, drive out to Ardmore (or take the R5 to Paoli/Thorndale, it is about 15 minute train trip). In the Ardmore Farmer's Market (right next to Trader Joe's) is a fish stand. They have the best fish in the city and typically carry Escolar.

Jun 03, 2010
Brian_G in General Topics

Help me find a good kosher butcher, please.

TJ's is the best option in my opinion if you can find it.

Not sure about the other two.

Mar 22, 2010
Brian_G in Philadelphia

Help me find a good kosher butcher, please.

I've seen kosher brisket at Trader Joe's before. If you can find one, this is the best deal going and the meat is really good. It's not always available, though.

In Narberth/Penn Valley area, there is a Kosher Butcher right on Montgomery Ave ( I would assume they have brisket available there, but you might want to call ahead with the holidays coming up.

Mar 22, 2010
Brian_G in Philadelphia