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What local products to bring back from Chicago?

Mild, Medium, or Hot Giardinera ( please) from Bari's Italian Deli.

Apr 06, 2011
boucherie in Chicago Area

Anyone know where to find sour orange juice? (Burbs preferred)

The Produce Market on Oakton and Skokie BLVD. in Skokie has Goya Sour Orange Marinade.

Aug 10, 2010
boucherie in Chicago Area

Top 3 Hot Dogs

1. Poochies
2. Gene & Judes
3. Hot Dougs

Curious to know about the Char vs. Steam preferences out there.

Feb 27, 2007
boucherie in Chicago Area

Italian Sausage Source Needed

Alpine Sub Shop is tops. North Ave in Elmwood Park.

Feb 23, 2007
boucherie in Chicago Area

where can I find prosciutto in Chicago?

Fox & Obel is a great market. But, for Prosciutto di Parma sliced fresh and newspaper thin go to Gino's Italian Foods on Harlem in Elmwood Park. There are many fine markets to find up and down Harlem. If you have a car, it's a 20 minute drive.

Feb 15, 2007
boucherie in Chicago Area

Battle Beef on Ontario-- Al"s vs. Portillo's

Roma's on Cicero has a great beef sandwich. The fresh cut fries are killer.

Sep 18, 2006
boucherie in Chicago Area

LinguiƧa in Chicago?

The Paulina Market on Lincoln south of Addison has great linguica.

Sep 18, 2006
boucherie in Chicago Area

Lao Sze Chuan in Palatine

Is the Palatine location as good as the Chinatown location???

Sep 13, 2006
boucherie in Chicago Area

Cheap Eats

The Pita Inn in Skokie. Great cheap eats plus what may be Chicago's very best homemade hot sauce.

Sep 11, 2006
boucherie in Chicago Area

Burgers and Merkt's cheese?

Poochies on Dempster in Skokie has a fine char cheddar burger with lots of Merkts.

Sep 08, 2006
boucherie in Chicago Area

Stovetop Smoker Issues

I'm with amysuehere! Any techniques to control heat, smoke and temp other than the directions? Are these things good for a short intense shot of smoke, or a longer slower cooking process?


Jun 28, 2006
boucherie in Cookware