Jewish Delis and Restaurants
 Closed Restaurants: Chicago's West Ridge Community
 Closed Restaurants: Skokie, Illinois


Karl's Cafe (Truck Stop), on Skokie Blvd north of Oakton Street, next to Cock Robin, Skokie.
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria History. (1971—Present)
     » aka The Diner, Wright's Diner, Paul's Diner, Cucina Plata, Kelly's Pub, American Grill, 
Pump Room Restaurant was famous for catering to Mid-20th-century celebrities.
Zephyr Café & Ice Cream Parlor, Chicago, Illinois. (1976-2006)

Six Chicago Steakhouses Voted 2024s BEST in the World*
The list of 101 Best Steakhouses is compiled via a survey of anonymous steak ambassadors who visit steakhouse restaurants worldwide.

14. Asador Bastian, 214 W Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60654
39. Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, 120 N Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606
62. Swift & Sons, 1000 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
67. Bavette's Steak House, 218 W Kinzie Street , Chicago, IL 60654
75. GT Prime Steakhouse, 707 N Wells Street , Chicago, IL 60654
80. Gibsons Italia, 233 N Canal Street , Chicago, IL 60606

Upper Cut Media House, based in London, UK, compiled the list of the World's Best Steak Restaurants for 2024.

The top three Steakhouses are located in:
1). Buenos Aires, Argentina
2). León, Spain
3). Sidney, Australia

Chicago Hot Dogs Always Make A Great Meal.

To legally call your hot dog a CHICAGO HOT DOG or a CHICAGO STYLE HOT DOG, a poppy seed bun must cradle an all-beef hot dog, topped with chopped white onions, sweet green pickle relish, yellow mustard, a Claussen dill pickle spear or two, tomato slices, sport peppers, and a dash of celery salt. The condiments are presented in the build order to minimize the dribbles while eating. 
City of Chicago Municipal Code 21-13-044   

NO KETCHUP (CATSUP) is allowed on any style Hot Dog within Chicago City Limits for anybody over eight (8) years old. The restaurant server shall provide ketchup packets to add it yourself. 
City of Chicago Municipal Code 21-14-044   

Bonafide Recipes from Restaurants, Restaurateurs, and Famous Chefs.

Frontier Corn Dodgers Recipe. An Abraham Lincoln favorite.
Olde Illinois Cook Books (in pdf)

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