What are the specific dates you'll be in town, and do you already have plans? If you have a spare moment or two, I'd like to show my appreciation for all your volunteer work at the American Royal Barbecue Sauce Store. I'm free on Friday the 25th if you're around. We can even do a mini tour of some great Chicago food stops.
If you're available on the 26th, I highly recommend taking JRPfeff up on his offer and joining us for Smoke Day/Pie Fest. Not only will you experience some great 'Que and eat more amazing pies than you ever thought possible, you can also earn an honorary membership in The Contingent
. If you're staying in Chicago and need a ride up north, we can probably accommodate you.
As for a Hungarian restaurant, I haven't been to any I can remember, but this turned up in a Google search: The Epicurean Hungarian Restaurant
4431 W. Roosevelt Road
Hillside IL, (southwest suburb)
You're probably better off not limiting yourself to Hungarian, and instead looking for the more general Eastern European. As JRPfeff indicates, between our two towns we've got a plethora of Serbian, Romanian, Bulgarian, and of course, Polish restaurants. Ilja's in Milwaukee would be an excellent choice. Here in Chicago, one of my favorites is: Smak-Tak Restaurant
5961 N Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL 60646
Smak-Tak (Polish for "Delicious, Yes!") is a small, cozy place on the city's northwest side. Wonderful food served in large portions for a very reasonable price. On our last visit I had the Hungarian Style Pancake, an enormous potato pancake, folded over like a crepe, stuffed with goulash, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and peppers, then adorned with copious dollops of sour cream. Mrs. Roadhouse and I shared the dish and still couldn't finish it!
Let us know what your plans are and maybe we can do something together.
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