Back in the 1960's, as a small child, I spent a few years living in a number of apartments on the north side of Chicago -- around the Roger's Park area. I realize that much has changed since then, but I fondly recall trips to the market (deli?) with my mother. The high point of each of those trips occurred when I got to pick out a large pickle to bring home. The pickles were in large wooden barrells by the Deli counter.
I will be visiting Chicago next week with my young children. Any recommendations on where to stop for a great homemade pickle? Thanks.
Just back from trip and Kaufman's was PERFECT. Couldn't have been better located either with a meeting in Northbrook followed by a meeting in Evanston. Kaufman's was literally on my way. The pickles were great, with a choice of more aged softer ones and the newer crispier ones in different barrels. We prefer the crispier ones, so didn't try the aged ones. It was a great trip down memory lane. They also had pickles green tomatoes - didn't try them, but may next trip. Thanks for the great recommendation.