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Overwhelmed by Chicago!

for pizza, are you looking for chicago deep dish/pan/stuffed pizza, or just darned good pizza? for deep dish/pan, you can't go wrong with Gino's East (downtown location - 633 N. Wells, www.ginoseast.com), even though the atmosphere is not what it used to be, the 'za is pure heaven...for a true Neopolitan pizza experience, try Spacca Napoli at 1769 W. Sunnyside (near Ravenswood) - best thin crust pizza I've had outside of Italy.

Oct 10, 2006
gumbo in Chicago Area

Custom home delivered Diet meals

you can also try Chef on Call Chicago - I know that they do personalized meal plans with real food based on individual dietary requirements/goals. I've had their food and it's all very fresh and very good quality, tasty - one other thing I liked, too, is that they will prep as much or as little as you like. So, you can cook or not, reheat, etc. depending on your own schedule/lifetstyle, etc. Jill Houk is one of the owners and you can reach her at jillhouk@yahoo.com. good luck!

Oct 10, 2006
gumbo in Chicago Area

Great dinner at Sola

I also dined there about a month ago and agree that the food was delicious and service very good...there were 3 of us and it was a birthday dinner, too - the owner/chef came over to the table, introduced herself and told us a little about herself and the food, etc. and then sent us a special dessert plate with homemade truffles on the house and "happy birthday" with the person's name on it. Admittedly, the bday gifts were a giveaway for the celebration, but the extra effort to notice was a nice touch. Will definitely go back.

Oct 09, 2006
gumbo in Chicago Area

Piri Piri Sauce & Portuguese in Chicago

Hello! Am just returned from a trip to Portugal, and am in search of the delicious piri piri sauce they serve with their roasted chicken...from viewing previous posts, it seems that there are not a lot of Portuguese resources here in Chicago, and maybe someone has come across a new Portuguese grocery store/bakery/eatery?

Obrigado!

Oct 09, 2006
gumbo in Chicago Area