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The best meal of 2017 – Chicago-area chefs describe their favorite bites

Restaurant: 5 Rabanitos, 1758 W. 18th St., Chicago, www.5RabanitosDotCom.Wordpress.com

This article has 36 other Chicago locations (Show)

Restaurant: Roister, 951 W. Fulton Market, www.RoisterRestaurant.com

Restaurant: Gene & Georgetti, 500 N. Franklin St., www.GeneAndGeorgetti.com

Restaurant: RPM Italian, 52 W. Illinois St., Chicago, www.RPMRestaurants.com

Restaurant: Monteverde, 1020 W. Madison St., Chicago, www.MonteverdeChicago.com

Restaurant: Oriole, 661 W. Walnut St., Chicago, www.OrioleChicago.com

Restaurant: Star of Siam, 11 E. Illinois St., Chicago, www.StarOfSiamChicago.com

Restaurant: Cherry Circle Room, 12 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, www.LSdatcaa.com/cherry-circle-room

Restaurant: Cafe Tola, 3612 Southport, Chicago, www.CafeTola.com

Restaurant: Gather, 4539 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, www.GatherChicago.com

Restaurant: Bombay Breakdown “pop-up restaurant” at the Long Room, 1612 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, www.LongRoomChicago.com

Restaurant: Dos Urban Cantina, 2829 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago www.DosUrbanCantina.com

Restaurant: Smyth, 177 N. Ada St., www.SmythAndTheLoyalist.com

The restaurant: Mr. Brown’s Lounge, 2301 W. Chicago Ave. and 81 E. Wacker Place, Chicago, www.MrBrownsLounge.com

The restaurant: Mr. Brown’s Lounge, 2301 W. Chicago Ave. and 81 E. Wacker Place, Chicago, www.MrBrownsLounge.com

The restaurant: Ocean Cut Chicago, 20 W. Kinzie St., Chicago, www.OceanCutChicago.com

Restaurant: Somerset at the Viceroy Chicago, 1118 N. State St., Chicago, www.ViceroyHotelsAndResorts.com/en/chicago/dining_and_nightlife/somerset

Restaurant: Little Goat Diner, 20 W. Randolph St., Chicago, www.LittleGoatChicago.com

Restaurant: Everest, 440 S. LaSalle St., 40th Floor, Chicago, www.EverestRestaurant.com

Restaurant: MAD Social, 1140 W. Madison St., Chicago, www.MADSocialChicago.com

Restaurant: Quiote, 2456 N. California Ave., Chicago, www.QuioteChicago.com

Restaurant: The Publican, 837 W Fulton Market, Chicago, www.ThePublicanRestaurant.com

Restaurant: A Tavola, 2148 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, www.ATavolaChi.com

Restaurant: Prime and Provisions, 222 N. LaSalle Dr., Chicago, www.PrimeAndProvisions.com

Restaurant: Les Nomades, 222 E. Ontario, Chicago, www.LesNomades.net

Restaurant: TWO, 1132 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, www.113Two.com

Restaurant: Giant, 3209 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, www.GiantRestaurant.com

Restaurant: Punjabi Dhaba, 2525 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, www.PunjabiDhabhaChicago.com

Restaurant: Margeaux Brasserie, Waldorf Astoria, 11 E. Walton St., Chicago, www.michaelmina.net

Restaurant: Parachute, 3900 N. Elston Ave., www.ParachuteRestaurant.com

Restaurant: La Costa Mariscos, 3119 N. Central Ave, Chicago, www.LaCostaChicago.com

Restaurant: Café Tola, 3324 N. California Ave., Chicago, www.CafeTola.com

Restaurant: Frontera Grill, 445 N. Clark St., Chicago, www.RickBayless.com/Restaurants/Frontera-Grill

Restaurant: Sun Wah, 5039 N. Broadway, Chicago, www.SunWahBBQ.com

Restaurant: Mindy’s Hot Chocolate, 747 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, and Mindy’s Hot Chocolate Bakery in the Revival Food Hall, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, www.HotChocolateChicago.com

Restaurant: Mindy’s Hot Chocolate, 747 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, and Mindy’s Hot Chocolate Bakery in the Revival Food Hall, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, www.HotChocolateChicago.com

Restaurant: Italian Fiesta Pizzeria, 4659 S. Lake Park Ave., Chicago, www.ItalianFiestaPizzeria.com

    The best meal of 2017 - Chicago-area chefs describe their favorite bites
    What was the best thing you ate in a Chicago-area restaurant this year? We asked 60 chefs, restaurant owners and other food professionals that same question, and here is what they told us. Every year, several restaurants receive multiple nods, and this year, Smyth restaurant in Chicago is one of string of eateries that snagged raves from several people.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    **CERTIFIED PLANS CORRECTIONS: CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS ** ERECT 1 STORY FRAME ADDITION (TO BE LEGALIZED), CONNECTING FRONT TO REAR BLDDS.& INTERIOR ALTERATION @1ST FLOOR TO EXPAND EXISTING REAR RESIDENTIAL UNIT, PROPOSED SIDE OPEN METAL PORCH TO EXISTING 1 & 3 STORY BRICK MIXED USE (RETAIL SALES & 5 D.U.)BUILDING INCLUDES ARCH., ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL &PLUMBING AS PER PLANS.

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Nov 29

Updated Dec 02

Stop your whining.

I feel happy and proud when i see filming in the hood. It can be a slight temporary inconvenience. Shameless is a fabulous show that shines a light on a different way of life.

  • pbsene Local Business Owner, Tired American

    Right on! It creates way more jobs than just the overpaid actors - I have a good friend whose kids are both working behind the scenes on this show.

  • Pilsen/Heart of Chicago area have been part of movie & tv productions for decades. A few people that recently moved into area whine about many things that are not the real issues and concerns that actually effect our lives. The arts in general have thrived over the last few decades in our community, they add a great benefit to our community, and lives.

  • A rare shoot in a neighborhood is one thing. Having a particular part of the neighborhood that is a popular industrial movie set is another. The people who live there get absolutely steamrolled...

    For example, the intersection of Blue Island and 18th is one of those places. There have been...

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    A rare shoot in a neighborhood is one thing. Having a particular part of the neighborhood that is a popular industrial movie set is another. The people who live there get absolutely steamrolled...

    For example, the intersection of Blue Island and 18th is one of those places. There have been multiple shows (too many to count) and over 5 movie shoots there this past year. Each time this happens, the production companies take over entire blocks in the neighborhoods (off set) for their personal parking, trailer parking, and truck parking. Then, adding insult to injury (after kicking all the residents out) they don't even use all of the space.

    This would be a lot better if the Chicago Film Office actually did a service for the people of our City! They are only chartered to roll the red carpet out for outsiders and only have staff to rubber stamp applications given to them by Hollywood. (I confirmed this in multiple calls.) They do not limit shoots at particular locations, make sure the closed space is actually being used, or move the ancillary parking around from shoot-to-shoot. (So the same blocks keep getting hit for parking and catering.) When it rains and shoots are canceled, the "No Parking" zones stay up (even when the streets are empty) and the residents still get ticketed.

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Updated Dec 02

Pilsen is NOT a Movie Set

Is anyone else ticked off by the constant shooting of TV shows in our area? Those involved with the productions (The Chi, Empire, Chicago PDFireMedJustice, ad infinitum) show little respect for the folks whose lives they constantly interrupt. In Pilsen, seldomly does a week go by when The Chi isn't hogging blocks upon blocks of commercial parking space. Do they feed the most expensive meters in America? All one has to do is to try walking past their cables, equipment,...

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Is anyone else ticked off by the constant shooting of TV shows in our area? Those involved with the productions (The Chi, Empire, Chicago PDFireMedJustice, ad infinitum) show little respect for the folks whose lives they constantly interrupt. In Pilsen, seldomly does a week go by when The Chi isn't hogging blocks upon blocks of commercial parking space. Do they feed the most expensive meters in America? All one has to do is to try walking past their cables, equipment, and indifferent personnel to feel their disdain for residents.
We don't want you here.
I don't want you in Pilsen.
Cinespace is but a mile away. Go there.

To digress a bit, what's with the resurgence of gangs and their ilk in Pilsen? Every other wall, building, sidewalk, or trash can is tagged with their graffiti. Where is asswipeman Danny Solis? There must be a lull in counting ill gotten gains to see to some of these neighborhood concerns, no?
When is election day? I've got to wake up my dead relatives and drag them to the polls.

And Can the Soda Tax!

That is all for now. Thanks.

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Nov 30

    Former Priest Daniel McCormack Still A Sexually Violent Person, Judge Rules
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE - Disgraced former Catholic priest Daniel McCormack could have to stay behind bars indefinitely after a judge Friday ruled he remains a sexually violent person. "I have to say Mr. McCormack ...
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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  • Play-Doh Fun!!!

    Mrs. Cruz is asking for $171.25:
    My students need play-doh to help with fine motor skills, as well as creativity.
    Cooper Dual Language Academy Comment

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Updated Nov 29

vote davis out of office

we dont need danny davis in office anymore eliminating the tax breaks for education. davis is out of touch.

https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/28/davis-whacked-over-tax-vote-impact-on-illinois-higher-education/

    News-Gazette ... [US Rep. Rodney Davis], whose congressional district includes the University of Illinois, three other public universities, four private universities or colleges and several community college districts, said he was "cautiously optimistic" the tax break would be retained. I think the total number of universities and colleges in Davis' district is 13.
    https://capitolfax.com

Nov 29

  • Check Book, Please!

    Mrs. Vailant is asking for $368.60:
    My students need exciting new titles like "Believe me Goldilocks Rock!" so they can enjoy during library time. Having a mix of level books and titles will keep students' reading interest high!
    Cooper Dual Language Academy Comment

Nov 25

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Nov 24

With buyer lined up, 15th Ave’s Patrick J. Sullivan House to be considered as landmark

...Board will consider nomination of the P.J. Sullivan House in Miller Park located at 1632 15th Avenue on Wednesday, December 20 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in...

    With buyer lined up, 15th Ave's Patrick J. Sullivan House to be considered as landmark
    The nearly 120-year-old house at the corner of 15th and E Olive hit the market last month just in time, we joked, for Halloween. Listed at $2.2 million, the property is also a prime candidate for redevelopment. Before anything moves forward, the old Patrick J.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

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Nov 22

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of P.J. Sullivan House for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the P.J. Sullivan House in Miller Park located at 1632 15th Avenue on Wednesday, December 20 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in Seattle City Hall (600 4th Avenue, Floor L2) in the Boards & Commissions Room L2-80.

    Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of P.J. Sullivan House for landmark status - Front Porch
    Seattle's Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of the P.J. Sullivan House in Miller Park located at 1632 15th Avenue on Wednesday, December 20 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in Seattle City Hall (600 4th Avenue, Floor L2) in the Boards & Commissions Room L2-80.
    http://frontporch.seattle.gov

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Updated Nov 20

Where to sell used goods locally?

I would like to get rid of some decent electronics that are used but probably still have some value. (55" TV, laptops, etc).

Anyone know of a good place around Pilsen / Bridgeport that buys and resales used goods? (aside from Craigslist, etc)

Nov 20

TRP Launches First-Ever Associates Board

© 2013 – 2017 The Resurrection Project 1818 S. Paulina Street Chicago, IL 60608 312-666-1323

    TRP Launches First-Ever Associates Board - The Resurrection Project
    Share this:CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, November 20, 2017 - The Resurrection Project (TRP) launched its first-ever Associates Board this year. The Associates Board is comprised of 14 young professionals from the Chicago area. Board Members have backgrounds ranging from marketing to education to finance. Five of the members are La Casa alumni.
    http://resurrectionproject.org

Nov 20

TRP Increases Reach to the Immigrant Community with Two New Staff Members and New Clinic

© 2013 – 2017 The Resurrection Project 1818 S. Paulina Street Chicago, IL 60608 312-666-1323

    TRP Increases Reach to the Immigrant Community with Two New Staff Members and New Clinic - The Resurrection Project
    Share this:CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, November 20, 2017 - This past fall, The Resurrection Project opened a new immigration clinic and hired two new staff members. This expansion further strengthened our position as a leader in providing undocumented individuals across Chicago access to legal counsel. These recent expansions allow TRP to increase its reach to the immigrant community ...
    http://resurrectionproject.org

Nov 20

TRP featured in the Smithsonian National Building Museum Exhibit

© 2013 – 2017 The Resurrection Project 1818 S. Paulina Street Chicago, IL 60608 312-666-1323

    TRP featured in the Smithsonian National Building Museum Exhibit - The Resurrection Project
    Share this:CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, November 20, 2017 - The Resurrection Project's (TRP) La Casa Student Housing and Resource Center is being featured in The National Building Museum's exhibition: Making Room: Housing for a Changing America. La Casa opened in 2012 and provides a community of students from different universities an affordable alternative to traditional student housing.
    http://resurrectionproject.org

Nov 20

Associated Bank funds TRP’s Financial Wellness Services, Encouraging Community Investment!

© 2013 – 2017 The Resurrection Project 1818 S. Paulina Street Chicago, IL 60608 312-666-1323

    Associated Bank funds TRP's Financial Wellness Services, Encouraging Community Investment! - The Resurrection Project
    Share this:CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, November 20, 2017 - The Resurrection Project recently received a $65,000 grant from Associated Bank in support of our Financial Wellness services. The funds will generate positive long-term outcomes for the community by encouraging investment, and increasing property values and short-term benefits for families by reducing foreclosure and promoting financial independence.
    http://resurrectionproject.org

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Updated Nov 20

Please suggest an honest electrician

Hi everyone,

Please share information on electricians you have had work for you at your home that were honest and priced fairly.

thanks

  • Leonard2003 kyria

    Do you have a suggestion for an electrician? Be neighborly Lamrry. Thank you

  • @Leonard
    I'm looking for electrician recommendations. I'm being neighborly. Not sure what you mean? Are you trying to stir things up perhaps?

Nov 18

Lotto Tickets Worth $675,000 Sold In Harvey, Heart Of Chicago

One of the tickets was purchased at Luciano’s Grocery, 1714 W. 18th St., while the other was bought at the Marathon gas station at 2 E. 159th St. in Harvey. Winners have up to a year from the original drawing date to claim their prizes.

    Lotto Tickets Worth $675,000 Sold In Harvey, Heart Of Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Two lottery tickets worth $675,000 were sold this week in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood on the South Side and in south suburban Harvey. The "Lucky Day Lotto" tickets both matched all five numbers in Wednesday night's drawing, 04 - 15 - 24 - 25 - 45, according to the Illinois Lottery.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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2 Winning Lottery Tickets Sold in Chicago Area

The ticket sold in Chicago was handed out at Luciano’s Grocery, located in the 1700 block of West 18th Street. The ticket sold in Harvey was sold at the Marathon gas station at 2 East 159th Street, according to the Lottery.

    2 Winning Lottery Tickets Sold in Chicago Area
    Two lucky winners are holding onto lottery tickets worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in the Chicago area. Those tickets, sold as part of the Illinois Lottery's "Lucky Day Lotto" drawing, are each worth $675,000, according to the Lottery.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Nov 16

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 11/16 – 11/19

Vinyl Emergency Podcast Live Taping: Lydia Loveless @ Pinwheel Records, 1722 W 18th St., 4:30PM – 6:00PM, all ages

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Chicago Art Book Fair 2017 @ Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, 12 S Michigan Ave., Various Times

Drink N’ Draw @ ii Designer Toy Store & Gallery, 2780 N Lincoln Ave., 7:00PM – 9:00PM, 21+

Chicago Food Depository Benefit @ Bric-a-Brac Records, 3156 W Diversey Ave., 5:30PM – 8:30PM, all ages

Body Love Live @ Coalition Impact, 405 W. Superior, 6:00PM – 8:30PM

MSI After Hours: Naughty or Nice @ Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S Lake Shore Dr., 7:00PM – 10:00PM, 21+

Pool Holograph/mtvghosts/Ex Okays/Gal Gun @ Shuga Records, 1272 N Milwaukee Ave., 4:30PM – 6:00PM, all ages

Hot Chip DJ Set @ Smart Bar, 3730 N Clark St., 8:00PM, 21+

JC Brooks Band/ DeRobert & The Half-Truths/The Right Now/DJRC @ 1st Ward at Chop Shop, 2033 W North Ave., 8:00PM, 18+

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18th & 19th

Randolph Street Holiday Market @ Plumber’s Hall, 1340 W Washington Blvd., 10:00AM – 5:00PM

The Funky Brunch @ Headquarters Beercade, 213 W Institute Pl., Noon – 8:00PM, 21+

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 11/16 - 11/19
    The holiday season is definitely here as it's the first weekend of Lincoln Park Zoo's Holiday Lights (for members and their guests only) andall the decorations begin to fill out stores and event themes all over the city. So why not go out and enjoy the slightly early festivities and check out everything else Chicago...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

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